Access Control allows the free flow of authorised people whilst denying entry to unwanted visitors, thereby helping prevent the loss of stock and personal possessions, while increasing the safety of employees and helping protect confidential information.
There are many systems, with varying degrees of sophistication available on the market today. Alarm System Security can advise on the most suitable system for your Access Control needs, be it digital locks, keypads and swipe card readers, or proximity and biometric readers.
Systems can be linked to provide monitoring of attendance, and interfaced to a wider building management system to optimise energy consumption.
Stand Alone Access Control
This type of system may be used to control access on one or many independent doors or gates 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.
Small business premises
Any small or medium sized site requiring access control
PC Based Access Control
Referred to as 'PC based' or 'Networked' access control, these systems may be used to control one or many doors or gates 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.
Reports may also be generated to see who went where and when. PC based systems are increasingly being used to control other services within buildings, for example intruder alarms, fire doors, lifts and lighting.
Large corporate premises