Access Control

PUT YOURSELF IN CONTROL OF WHO HAS ACCESS TO YOUR PREMISES

FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

WHAT IS ACCESS CONTROL?

Access control systems as the name suggests, allow you to control access into your building through doors, gates, barriers and turnstiles, all without the need for individual keys for each entrance. Along with complementary systems such as CCTV and intruder alarms, an access control system can add an additional layer of protection to your building.

The keywords for access control are WHO. WHERE and WHEN one of our systems is able to control;

WHO can gain access to your building – enrol people on the database so that only the people you want to have access to your building can enter.    

WHERE they are allowed to go in the building – control where in the building a person can go – limiting staff to only the areas they need to access, improving the security of confidential or valuable items and increasing employee safety by excluding untrained personnel from entering areas of risk.

WHEN they are allowed to access – set time limits to prevent personnel from entering the building outside of operating hours or use the system to give contractors temporary access to your site.

We are experts in the design and installation of access control systems with extensive experience. Speak to one of our experts today to discuss your requirements on 01977 277242.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF ACCESSS CONTROL?

Keyless control – swap a staff member bunch of keys for a single fob or card, or better still do away with these completely by opting for one of our biometric or facial recognition systems to control access to secure areas of your building. 

Easily monitor the whereabouts of staff for safety – in the event of a fire, an access control system can be used to tell you who was in the building and where in the event of a fire by producing a roll call foor Fire Marshalls to easily check when a site is empty.

Reduce business risk – if a fob or card is lost or taken by a contractor or former employee, it can be easily deleted from the system, maintaining security without the need for a locksmith and replacement keys.

Centrally managed database – the entire system can easily be managed from a single location wih all doors and enrolled users from a single location over a single site, or multiple sites.

Easily limit the movement of staff – limit the access of personnel to only the areas they need to go limit access to high risk or high security areas to only essential staf lor limit the times which an area can be accessed.

TYPES OF ACCESS CONTROL 

Standalone – Simple systms where each individual system is controlled by an individual controller suited to smaller installations as each door needs to be managed on an indivdual basis.

Networked – Multiple doors that are centrally managed across a single or multiple sites using either a server or cloud based server.   

Door entry systems – intercoms or visitor terminals to allow staff to speak to and give access to visitors without having to get up and go to the door.

WAYS TO CONTROL ACCESS

PIN code entry – LEAST SECURE – Users input a PIN code to gain entry. This is flawed as a PIN code can be easily shared and if shared it can take a long time before the effects are noticed.   

Proximity token – card or fob – MODERATE SECURITY – Users present a fob or code to a proximity reader next to the door to gain entry. This is more secure as a card or key fob cannot be easily copied and, if lost, it will be quicly noticed and once noticed the token can be deleted from the database and replaced.

Biometric access control – MOST SECURE – This uses a fingerprint reader of facial recognition terminal to control access through a building. The benefits of this are that there is no token or fob to lose, a fingerprint or face cannot be transferred and if there is a large number of users on the system or a high staff , it can prevent the need to keep buying and replacing cards or fobs.

THE YOUR CHOICE FIRE & SECURITY APPROACH TO ACCESS CONTROL

A successful access control installation begins with a fee site survey and consultation by one of our qualified staff where we will listen to your requirements and help come up with the right solution..

Considering factors such as location, when access is required and the overall level of security required, we will tailor a bespoke solution which addresses your specific needs. We pride ourselves in this consultative and collaborative approach and always try to explain our proposed solution in a jargon free way.

Once the design is approved and costs agreed we will confirm an installation date for our accredited engineers to attend your site to carry out the works.

Our engineers are based nationwide and pride themselves on their flexibility and punctuality. Thanks to this approach we can install and maintain your access control system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To discuss your needs and get the right solution for your business call   01977 277242 today.