Access Control

Electronic locking via cards & fobs connected to an intelligent gate keeping, electronic solution authorizing or barring entry to business & homes subject to their rights of entry.

Whatever premises you occupy, your basic security provisions must include the ability to control who enters and when. An access control system acts as your own electronic gatekeeper, allowing for the free flow of authorised personnel while denying entry to unwanted visitors. And with walk-in thieves and trespassers shut out, you dramatically reduce your exposure to crime while increasing the security of your employees, visitors, information and assets. Some benefits of Access Controls systems include:

  • Control who is entering your premises and when
  • Protect employees, assets and information
  • Secure an area or sector
  • Observe movement
  • Integrate with other security systems

Electronic access control systems offers several advantages over the traditional locks and keys. Here are the most important to keep in mind when considering access controls systems:

  • Electronic keys are difficult to duplicate
  • You never have to change the locks
  • Complete history logging
  • Completely customisable for every user
  • Allows the ability to remotely “buzz in” people

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Keypads are used in simple access control systems to enable authorised users to enter their personal identification number and gain entry to a facility. It is now common place for keypads to have a fully integrated proximity reader for greater security.

Proximity Reader

A proximity reader is able to read the ID code of a proximity card or token without coming into physical contact with it; unlike swipe or insertion card readers which require physical contact. This has several advantages including convenience and improved resistance to weather and acts of vandalism.

A smart card reader have the ability to read and write data to smart cards. The main benefit is that smart cards can hold a large amount of data for storing additional information for use with other sites.

Smart Cards & Tokens

A wide range of credential methods have been used over the years to work with access control applications. These include magnetically coded insertion keys and cards, traditional weigand badges, proximity cards and tokens, photo ID cards, RFID, key FOBS and smart cards.

Electronic Locking Devices

Access control systems rely on a variety of locking mechanisms in order to lock and unlock the physical barrier that is controlling the entry point. It is critical that the correct electronic lock type matches the physical barrier in terms of apperance, strength and performance.

Management Software

Management software allows the easy administration of your access control system by allowing you to customise the operation of your system from a central location, typically your office PC. Some features include:

* Configure the site and all system components
* Manage cardholders, including their access, cards and photo identification
* Monitor alarms and control all aspects of the system
* Retrieve and report on stored system information
* Interface to and exchange information with third party systems