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UL 293: Enhancing UK Building Security

Building security in the United Kingdom (UK) remains an important focus. Through its Secured by Design (SBD) initiative, UK Police Authorities are dedicated to making security central to building design/construction. UL, as a standards development organisation (SDO), testing organisation (TO), and certification organisation (CO), was engaged by SBD as part of this effort to create a dedicated standard for access control systems.

UL 293, Outline of Investigation for Access Control System Units Intended for Use in the UK, is the result of this collaboration. This standard addresses UK specific needs and aims to help improve building security by demonstrating the performance of an access control system through careful evaluation. This standard was modeled after UL 294, Standard for Access Control System Units, which is required in the United States.

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