Access Control Systems

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Access Control systems in Nottingham

Access control is a technique of regulating and restricting who can enter certain premises at certain times in order to minimise risk. This system can be as simple as a keypad lock or a sophisticated electronic network throughout premises with multiple doors and buildings.

We provide and install different assess control solutions to give you control over who has access to certain rooms and buildings.

You can control access to your buildings in 3 ways:

  • Discretionary Access Control (DAC)
  • Managed Access Control (MAC)
  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

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Main types of access control systems

Mechanical Keypad Locks

Mechanical keypad locks require a number to be entered in order to enter a room or building and are a cost effective and simple way of restricting access while not relying on any power source.

Electronic Locks

A sophisticated electronic lock allowing for keypad, key fob and card entry to provide high-resistance against vandalism and abuse.

Considerations when choosing an Access Control system:

  • The size of the area needing protecting
  • How secure the building needs to be
  • How often doors are used
  • How many people need access
  • How to leave the building in an emergency

Mechanical Keypad Locks

A battery powered, coded method of restricting access into buildings, mechanical keypad locks can be a cost-effective way of providing selective access to buildings.

If you intend on changing the user codes on a regular basis, then these locks allow for the codes to be changed in seconds without removing the lock from the door.

Pro’s

  • Cost effective
  • Ideal for low use doors
  • Quick easy code change
  • Have no cylinder mechanisms for intruders to pick
  • No keys for staff to lose or forget

Con’s

  • Code changing can be tricky if the right lock isn’t chosen
  • Not suitable for high-use doors
  • The code may not be 100% confidential, allowing for security being compromised easily

Electronic Locks

Electronic access controls provides high level security, durability and protection to buildings which are at risk vandalism, burglary and trespassing.

This sophisticated method can be connected to a PC, LAN or WAN network for central control and monitoring and can be released automatically in the case of a fire alarm.

Pro’s

  • A high degree of durability
  • Can be supplied as code, card or fob entry
  • Can be released automatically in the event of a fire alarm
  • Allows for single-handed operation, useful when carrying items
  • Can be connected to a computer or LAN or WAN networks for central control and monitoring
  • Suits a wider range of doors including steel, aluminium, sliding and double swing doors

Con’s

  • Higher purchase and installation cost
  • Requires a maintenance schedule to ensure optimum performance

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