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British and European Access Control Standards

Selecting a system for your business is one thing. If you want it to be effective and meet the required standards, it is important to have it installed and maintained in accordance with the required standards by a professional company such as those approved by NSI.

NCP 109

NCP 109 is the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Code of Practice for the Design, Installation and Maintenance of Access Control Systems.

The first part of the code aims to assist purchasers, specifiers, installers and users in selecting the level of access control equipment is best suited to a particular risk and to provide guidelines for the design and installation of access control systems. Whereas, the second part provides guidelines for the maintenance of access control systems installed as in Part 1.

This code of practice is a provisional pending publication of a suitable British Standard.

NSI approved companies can alternatively comply with BS EN 50133-1:1997 and BS EN 50133-7:1999, for information see below.

Key Questions

Ask your security company before installing your system, if they’ve been…

  • Thoroughly security vetted?
  • Rigorously inspected twice a year to ensure they are maintaining standards in both the quality of installation and how they are run as a business?
  • Properly Insured?
  • Operating a 24-hour call out service (and do they respond within 4 hours)?
  • Able to complete a thorough security survey of your property?
  • Installing reliable, up to date equipment?
  • Going to issue you with a Certificate of Compliance for your system?
  • Meeting the relevant British and European Standards?
  • Operating to the highest level of business excellence through achievement of the industry-specific ISO 9001 Quality Management System (NACOSS Gold only)?

NSI approved companies can answer ‘yes’ to all these questions. NSI provides the toughest inspection services to ensure that all its approved companies continuously meet the highest standards.