Access Control & Intercoms

Access Control

Access control enables you to allow who has access to your building.


Locks and keys also allow you to secure your building however when keys are lost or stolen, the inconvenience, the expense of changing locks and re-issuing keys can be considerable. Keys can also be copied which creates even more security risks.


All businesses have assets that need to be protected from theft. More importantly staff and property need to be protected. It is common in buildings that are secured by lock and keys for doors to be left unlocked all day. This opens up the possibility of opportunist theft and malicious damage.


Electronic access control provides the most efficient and convenient way of securing your building and assets. Installing an access control system means that you will never have to change a lock again. Tokens are issued to allow access through the controlled doors, and are easily barred from the system if they are lost, stolen or just not returned by someone who leaves your company. Barred tokens will not allow access through the controlled doors.


Once an access control system is installed, all doors controlled by the system will automatically lock when the door is closed. Anyone without a PIN or access token is unable to enter. If necessary, doors may be set to unlock during a designated time frame.


Access control can also offer flexible control over user's access rights. For example, all staff can gain access through the main door of a building, but access to internal areas may be restricted to those who have a specific need to be there. Access may also be restricted by time, only granting access to particular users at certain times of day or night.


Types Of Access Control

Standalone Systems

This type of system may be used to control access on one or many independent doors in a building. Access is gained by using a numeric code, or PIN with a keypad, or by presenting a proximity or magstripe token, depending on which type of reader is fitted.


These systems are programmed at each door. If tokens need to be barred or codes changed, this action must be completed at every door on the system.


Typical Applications:

  • Small business premises
  • Sports clubs
  • Storage units
  • Any small or medium sized site requiring access control

Standalone systems are great for smaller sites with a relatively small number of users, token management is simple, and the system can be extended easily as your requirements change.


PC Based Systems

Referred to as 'PC based' or 'Networked' access control, these systems may be used to control one or many doors in a building. Access is gained by using a numeric code, or PIN with a keypad, by presenting a proximity or magstripe token or by 'possesion' with hands free tokens depending on which type of reader is fitted. PC based access control offers central control, via a network.


This means that commands given at the PC are sent to each of the doors. A token can be barred from all of the doors instantly. Another benefit of this type of system is flexible control, allowing you to grant different permissions for individuals or groups of users.


This means that commands given at the PC are sent to each of the doors. A token can be barred from all of the doors instantly. Another benefit of this type of system is flexible control, allowing you to grant different permissions for individuals or groups of users.


Reports may also be generated to see who went where and when. Many systems allow control of additional buildings via existing LAN/WAN. PC based systems are increasingly being used to control other services within buildings, for example intruder alarms, fire doors, lifts and lighting.


Typical Applications:

  • Small/medium premises
  • Large corporate premises
  • Multiple-site premises
  • Government buildings
  • Universities
  • Sports clubs
  • Car parks

PC based systems are great for medium to large sites as they make managing large numbers of doors and users easy. The system can be extended very easily, and advanced features such as event reporting and integration with CCTV and other systems make such a system much more than just a replacement for a bunch of keys.

Intercoms

We are experts in Door Entry and Intercom Systems and can assist you with any queries you may have with a particular application. We also offer various Access Control solutions such as keypads and proximity fob readers either as standalone systems or integrated into our entry systems.


If you have a special requirement for your door entry system then we can design, build and supply to order. We offer intercom systems for buildings from single dwellings up to multiple apartments, incorporating vandal-resistant video and audio door entry panels, keycode or keyfob entry and multiple entry points.


if you have a door entry system, intercom or access control application where you need some guidance from experts then we will be happy to assist. This can be related to anything from a simply audio door entry system for a home to a complex multi-entrance, high capacity colour video entry system with keyfob access and gate automation.


Incidentally we can now also supply various IP and PABX-based audio and video door entry systems and intercom solutions for commercial offices. These systems can be incorporated into your PABX telephone system or computer network.


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Intercoms

We are experts in Door Entry and Intercom Systems and can assist you with any queries you may have with a particular application. We also offer various Access Control solutions such as keypads and proximity fob readers either as standalone systems or integrated into our entry systems.


If you have a special requirement for your door entry system then we can design, build and supply to order. We offer intercom systems for buildings from single dwellings up to multiple apartments, incorporating vandal-resistant video and audio door entry panels, keycode or keyfob entry and multiple entry points.


if you have a door entry system, intercom or access control application where you need some guidance from experts then we will be happy to assist. This can be related to anything from a simply audio door entry system for a home to a complex multi-entrance, high capacity colour video entry system with keyfob access and gate automation.


Incidentally we can now also supply various IP and PABX-based audio and video door entry systems and intercom solutions for commercial offices. These systems can be incorporated into your PABX telephone system or computer network.