Access Control systems are used to allow or restrict entry to an area or room.
Access Control can be used in any type of building or area both internal or external.
Whether you want to record who is in the building for fire role call purposes, or you’d like to know the time people leave the office, we have a solution in a variety of forms including keypads, fobs, access cards and bio-metric management.
Access control systems are scaleable from single doors or gates to multiple sites and can be managed both locally or remotely.
Security, convenience and control are key and we can provide the package to suit your exact requirements.
Elements of Access Control
- Phone and video entry
- Proximity readers
- Swipe cards
- Biometric (thumb prints)
- ID Reader
- Exit buttons
Benefits of Access Control
- Time and Attendance management
- Roll call fire evacuation management
- Easy control of access to areas
- Easy management of fobs
- Restrict / allow personnel access
- Restrict / allow by day and time
- Network control point for large / multi sites
- Apply to doors, turnstiles, gates and fences
Access Control Installation
From your initial inquiry, our surveyor will contact you to carry out a professional site survey. At this point the surveyor will discuss your requirements and which areas you wish to restrict and allow access to.
Our engineers will install all devices required for the system (including the proposed locking mechanisms) for each door. Once complete and the system is fully commissioned, full training will be given to on how to add/remove users from the system, along with any reporting tools which can be utilised (i.e. time and attendance etc) on a networked system.
Access Control Maintenance
An robust inspection and test procedure will be undertaken at each scheduled maintenance visit consisting of checks to the following:
- Check the number and type of readers are in accordance with the specification.
- Confirm that there remains adequate ventilation in the area of the CPU.
- Easy activation and deactivation of doors.
- Check warning labels are still in place.
- Check all cables and conduit are properly supported, undamaged and showing no signs of wear.
- Check for sound physical fixings of all equipment including loosening or corrosion of supports and fixings.
- Check all glands, seals and connections on all external equipment.
- Does the equipment remain free from environmental problems such as dust, vibration, electrical interference etc?
- Does the system remain protected against unauthorised interference, e.g. password level (s).
- Are reader timings as specified?
- Check operation of all door fixings is satisfactory.
- Check function of all interfaces with alarms is satisfactory including correct triggering of alarms.
- Check that the performance of the system(s) continues to meet the agreed specification / operational requirement according to the periodic test scheme agreed with the customer.
- All connections checked and labelled.
- Customer’s system logbook filled in.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the more common questions we get asked when taking over.
If we haven’t listed your question and answer below, just get in touch on 0330 056 3550 and we’ll be happy to help.
The likelihood is that your contact may have a termination period. We would recommend reviewing your premises to ascertain the type of systems you have to allow us to quote accordingly against your existing supplier. Our maintenance charges will be very competitive against your existing supplier. At this point if you wanted to proceed, we can setup our services to commence upon the termination date of your existing contract to ensure a continuation of cover.
No. Our engineers will review the system on the first maintenance visit. At this point if we find the system is un-operational we will provide you with options to update the system to ensure this works at it’s optimum performance for you.