Access Control Systems
For residential and commercial use
Access Control Systems in the North East
In today’s ever-changing society the security of homes and businesses is now more important than ever. Access control ensures that only authorised people can gain entry to the building and any visitors are vetted before they can enter.
There are various systems of access control which can be tailored to suit the needs of the end user. We can combine with existing access control systems and these can also be teamed with conventional activation devices. For example the door could be fully automatic during office hours allowing anyone to enter and automatically switch to access control at an agreed time through a timer. The door would then be locked and would only power open when a valid proximity tag was presented to the reader.
Methods of Activation
The most common methods of activating a door are motion sensors for fully automatic installations where the door opens as it is approached and low energy installations where the door is triggered by pressing a push pad.
Activation methods can also be mixed, for example, the door can open from the outside by pressing a push pad and open automatically from the other side via a motion sensor. This configuration is commonly used when the door fronts a pavement with lots of foot traffic which is not necessarily entering the premises.
We can offer a range of activation methods suitable for disabled clients dependent upon their individual dexterity. This includes a number of hand held transmitters which come in various sizes and also larger button boxes for those with dexterity difficulties. The button on the transmitter/box is pressed and the door will open automatically from either side. We have also used blow switches, interfaces with environmental systems for severely disabled clients and, on occasion, a bar code reader attached to the side of a wheelchair.
We can also offer a system which allows clients to unlock and open a door from anywhere in the world!
• Key pads
• Proximity readers
• Audio and Video call points
• Biometric fingerprint readers
Generally, a site will have a method for employees or residents to access the premises, this is usually a proximity reader or a key pad. Also, there will normally be a call point which visitors use to be identified allowing the door to then be unlocked and opened remotely, generally by pressing a button on a telephone handset.
Tracking software can also be installed if movement around a secure building is needed. This will record when a door is used and the identity of the user.
For sites with numerous users such as a sheltered housing scheme, a method of managing the issued access control tags can be difficult especially if there is no full time warden or caretaker on the site. Any lost or stolen tags will need to be deleted from the system as soon as possible in order to uphold the security of the building and newly issued tags need to be registered on the system in order for them to operate. To control this a system can use GSM technology which means that all the sites can be managed from Head Office without any requirement for telephone lines, computers or people at the sites where the proximity readers are installed.
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