ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS
Access control provides security by giving flexible control over who is allowed to enter a building and when. The systems we install will keep your buildings, staff and assets secure. From one door up to hundreds of doors across multiple sites, we have a solution to suit your needs.
We supply a wide range of systems from:
AUDIO/VIDEO DOOR ENTRY SYSTEMS
One of the most commonly used pieces of access control equipment is the video phone. These are excellent because you can see exactly who is standing on your front door step before opening the door. Elderly people living alone especially can benefit from such a device. With a video entry phone you can ask to see identification via the camera. These are also excellent for blocks of flats or houses with separate apartments so you can see who is at the door without having to come all the way down to open it.
SWIPE CARD SYSTEMS
Another type of access control that is often used in the workplace or retail units are swipe card readers. These allow only authorized members of staff or personnel through a particular door. Those who have a valid card can swipe it through the card reader and the door will open. This makes them perfect for businesses and offices who need to consider security and who don’t want the general public being able to access a building or office. They can be used both internally and externally on the front door. A good example of when you might use these is in a shop. There may be access to the warehouse or stock room via the shop floor that you only want to be accessible to members of staff. Furthermore there are models of card reader that keep a record of all activity. That means it notes the number on the card being used to open the door. This takes security levels even further.
These can be placed on both internal and external doors and only those who know the PIN can enter. These are most commonly used in offices and retail stores and other places of work. There is no limit to who has access to the door as opposed to the card reader system which will have a limit on the number of cards it can read. Digital keypads however do offer good security and because a PIN just needs to be remembered, there are no problems with broken cards, invalid cards, forgotten cards or even stolen cards.
ELECTRICAL LOCKING SYSTEMS
Another popular choice are automatic locking devices; exit buttons that need pushing in order to release a door and break-glass units. Depending on your needs and your budget will determine what type of access control equipment is right for you.