ASSA ABLOY opens discussion

25 Jul 2013

ASSA ABLOY Access Control has launched a new downloadable white paper to open a discussion on the future of commercial building security.

The white paper, entitled ‘Is the future of commercial building security built in, or bolted on’ is now available at and looks at the growing number of issues faced by owners of commercial organisations.

Taken into account in the white paper are the complex issues concerning employee theft, property crime and shoplifters, alongside the emerging issue of desperation crime entering Police crime statistics.

The white paper also notes how the rise in sophisticated and complex access control systems can in itself be a problem for budget restrained facilities and security managers who are consistently challenged on significant investments.

Says ASSA ABLOY Access Control Managing Director Damian Marsh, author of the white paper: “The latest Home Office report on business crime cites a two-third reduction against retail and wholesale business. But our own research suggests a very different story whereby crime is not falling, but changing in nature.

“In this white paper, we have attempted not only to raise awareness of these real issues but also to investigate how security and facilities officers can upgrade security cost effectively and fully utilise the plethora of access control solutions available today to obtain a safe and secure environment.

“By posing the question on the basis of security being built in, or bolted on, we are opening the discussion on what is really a very complex and challenging debate. We look forward to opinions, experience and comments so that together with our supply chain partners we can continue to deliver access control solutions that safeguard the future of commercial buildings.”

The white paper entitled “Is the future of commercial building security built in, or bolted on?’ is now available to download at and encourages responses to a dedicated facebook page at

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