Access can be granted by card or fob, digital code or biometric.
An access control system is a more secure and convenient way of doing the same job as a lock and key. It is designed to allow access only to those people who have been authorised.
The 'key' to provide access may be a PIN, card or a personal feature for biometric identification such as a fingerprint or iris scan.
Access control systems provide an unobtrusive and flexible way of managing the flow of large numbers of employees/visitors. Access can be enabled/disabled from a central location. Access Control systems are simply a way of allowing only your staff to easily access your premises. We offer solutions from all the major manufacturers and more information on their specific systems can be obtained by clicking on the links on the right hand side of this page.
The company you choose to install and maintain your system is as important as the system itself. Many companies or individuals will tell you they install systems, often cheaply. But do they meet the standards of workmanship and service you would expect? Have they been security vetted? Will they be there quickly when you have a problem? And, most importantly, do they meet requirements of the police and your insurer?
We can answer 'Yes' to all these questions - so you know who to contact.
Access control can start at your gate or barrier, and can control access through the different doors inside building.
Different levels of security can be set up for different areas and personnel.
Access control gives you control over who gains entry to your building.
Keys also do this - so what is the difference?
When you lose a key, you have the expense and inconvenience of replacing locks and all the other keys, or you accept the building is no longer secure.
With access control you simply void an individual token from the system .There is no need to replace locks or keys.
It is important the installer of your access control understands the aspects of your Emergency Escape Routes and plans. It is important to remember that if you are locking people out you may also be locking them in. So the fire exits and fire doors must be considered.
We can advise you on how your access control system affects your fire risk assessment.