Access Control

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Access Control

We install Access Control Systems ranging from a simple keypad all the way up to multi-door PC-based systems, providing total control of sensitive areas of your premises.

Access control can be applied to doors, cabinets, gates & barriers, and for even wider control and can be integrated into all other security systems such as CCTV & intruder alarms.

These systems can be operated using swipe cards, pin codes, proximity cards or fobs, biometric patterns, fingerprints and retinal scans.

Advanced systems integrate traffic control barriers and gates to use automatic number plate recognition for access.

Control access and egress to your building with advanced features such as time & attendance, parking control, ID & Visitor management and event logging. Set up schedules for when certain doors are unlocked / lockedand limit access to different members of staff.

Standalone Access Control


A Standalone System will independently control entry and exit to one selected door or access point.


Standard Door Setup
This usually consists of an electric lock/maglock on the door, with access granted on one side by means of a Keypad or Reader. When exiting, there is usually an ‘Press-To-Exit’ pushbutton or switch which is operated to momentarily release the lock. A Hands-Free or Contactless ‘Exit’ button is also available to satisfy hygiene and safety requirements. There is also a ‘break glass unit’ in case of emergency, and the system may be linked to the building’s fire alarm system.


A number of Reader technologies are available to provide the controlled entry or exit to a single door or an advanced integrated system:

  • PIN Code Operated Keypad

  • Proximity Card or Token Reader ( IsoProx, Mifare and Desfire)

  • Combined Proximity & PIN Code Reader

  • Biometric Reader

  • Retinal Scan (Iris reader)

  • Smartphone

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Networked Access Control


Networked Access Control comprises of PC-based software, controlling multiple doors to restrict/allow access to multiple users. These systems are often complex and, like standalone systems, can be linked with CCTV, intruder and fire alarms to create a seamless security system for your property/business.

As with all security systems the key to effective access control is good management. A Networked System which can be programmed centrally through a standard desktop PC offers the ultimate management solution. PC based systems give the operator an overview of the security of the premises.


Networked Access Control can incorporate many devices and media types in one system, print reports on who has access and track who has been into a particular area. Access to areas can be granted or restricted by security level or only during specific time periods. In the event of a fire or other emergency, an override facility can be programmed to unlock all doors automatically to ensure the safety of staff a occupants. Systems can provide a ‘Muster’ report to indicate who is in the building.

Intercom Systems


Intercom Systems provide simple communication with individuals entering your premises and allow remote control of access doors/automatic barriers. They can be supplemented with visual verification where required. Wired and wireless solutions are available for commercial and residential properties. GSM (Global System for Mobile) option is also offered for remote or unattended site access control.

Audio Intercom:
2-way audio with options for multiple door stations and/or reception handsets.

Video intercom:
1-way video and 2-way audio. This again can have multiple door stations and/or handsets.

GSM Intercom:
Audio over the mobile phone network, so you can grant access to visitors remotely.

IP Intercom:
Audio and Video over IP (Internet Protocol). You can connect to your existing network at your premises, and when connected to your broadband, you can receive calls from your intercom with live video on your smart phone.

Automatic Barriers

An efficient car parking barrier system allows complete control over vehicle entry and exit, while ensuring you have the ability to open or close off an area automatically.

All of our automated barriers can operate independently or can integrate seamlessly with Access Control, Visitor Processing and other control systems used in any security or car parking control application.

  • Push-button keypad with audio intercom unit

  • Remote controller with built-in radio receiver

  • Mobile phone-based audio intercom system

  • Inductive encoder units (vehicle-mounted version)