Access Control Systems
An access control system enables you to fix the authority as to who can access your building. Small, medium and large organizations are realizing the advantages of using electronic systems and are replacing their old key-based access control systems.
Access Control Security Systems range from touch pad to key code. Our advisors listen to what you want ensuring you receive the best access control system for your property. As Blackburn Alarms has been established for many years our staff are experts at creating quality Access Control Security Systems for large properties.
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Access Control Services
Access Control Systems enable you to control access to areas using a computer based information system.Access Control Security Systems are now seen as an essential part of a home and business.
Access Control cannot be defined to one particular area, Blackburn Alarms specialise in a variety of Access Control Security Systems and use the latest Access Control Technology. Protecting your home or business is something that cannot be compromised, Blackburn Alarms believe that Access Control Systems should be available to everyone therefore we make sure our prices are suitable for you! Our Door Access Control is second to none, we know that security is key, so our fully trained staff fit and secure all our Door Access Control Systems so that you know your property is fully secure.
Why Access Control?
An access control system is an electronic security system that addresses the limitations of traditional locks and keys, allowing for easy and complete management of access to restricted areas of a property. Installation of an access control system not only restricts entry or exit into or from a certain area by unwanted visitors, but will also protect the people already inside the area. An extended range of credentials can be programmed into the system and each event can be recorded into an event log for further evaluation.
An access control system is typically used by commercial enterprises, such as gyms that want to control access to its premises depending on time or membership levels. High users also include government buildings or any facility that requires a high level security, laboratories being a perfect example.
Credentials for an access control system come in various forms and usually involve the following :
* PIN numbers are popular since the vast majority of users are already familiar with such
* Magstripes or swipe cards are regularly used by major hospitality chains and can carry additional and useful information based on particular needs
* Biometric factors can refer to fingerprints, hand geometry, facial or retina recognition, as these are the more common human characteristics used
These credentials are processed by readers that can also be programmed to be of short range, usually up to about 100mm in distance, or long range, up to one meter. This is a fast method of entry that requires no physical contact, conforming to the Disability Discrimination Act. The latest addition to these readers, an integral part of an access control system, is the IP reader that uses software running on a Windows computer and is connected to the Ethernet network.
High security areas that require monitoring the movement of people in both directions may use magnetic locks and strikes that actually act as an access control system in themselves.
Precise access management is the determining factor for an access control system and a detailed analysis of who and how the access control system will be used is highly recommended.
Entries through doors that are included in the network access control system are allowed only on presentation of one of the following authentifications depending on the type of reader that is installed:
• A password or PIN,
• A smart card, or
• User’s fingerprint that is verified by biometric measurement.
In buildings that use network access control, commands stored in the PC are read or sent to each of the doors when someone presents authentication information. There are many advantages of using network access control systems. Some of the benefits are:
• Network access control systems allow flexible control. Permission can be granted to individuals, a group of persons or a department.
• It is easy to bar a token in the case of network access control systems.
• Network access control systems can be configured to generate reports to identify who accessed the doors and when.
• It is possible to extend network access control to additional buildings through LAN or WAN.
• A network access control system can be used to control other services such as CCTV, fire doors, lifts, lighting, intruder alarms, etc.
• Access permissions can be allocated instantly for a new person, a group of persons or a department when new cards are issued in a PC-based network access control system.
Summarizing, the decision on installing a network access control system depends on various factors such as the size of the business, the type of operation that is being carried out, the extent of control required and the type of additional services that are needed to be integrated with the system.
Paxton Access systems are designed to keep your building, staff and assets safe and secure. The size of your building or complex does not matter. From one door to up to hundreds of doors across multiple sites, we are equipped to provide you with the solution to your security needs.
Paxton systems come in two categories, the standalone systems and the compact system. There are two standalone systems which are suitable for both low and medium-high security applications. The compact system is really a standalone system with all the control electronics in the keypad or reader. The compact systems are easy to administer and is a cost-effective means for controlling access to a building. Compact systems can be fitted to one door or many doors in a building and more doors can be added if required.
There continues to be an increase in the demand for secure access control among large enterprises as well as small and medium-sized businesses. As gold approved installers we have been trained, and have the expertise in installing Paxton Access systems.
Our service spans various sectors including healthcare, public sector and small to midsize businesses that have high regards for, and use Paxton Access control as their security provider. Paxton Access Control has dominated the security market across Europe and Asia and is fast becoming a dominant force in the United States market.
With Paxton Access control system, once installed, you have total control over your building as all the entrances and exits are monitored through a central point.
Entering a PIN on the keypad at the door or swiping a electric token is required to gain access through the electronic doors in this type of single door access control mechanism. Only authorized persons issued with a valid PIN or electronic token can have access to these doors. Also if someone has previously been authorized but now has to be denied access for some reason their PIN or token can be disabled through the electronic system safely and they would not be able to cross this access control. The single door access control can be fitted to a single door or multiple doors in a building and all of these have separate access authorization for them.
When the single door access system is put in place the door gets locked every time it is closed. Anyone without the access PIN or token cannot enter the premises through this door. The single door access control gives full security to people and goods in a place which needs restricted access. This also gives a sense of safety to the people inside and this type of access control is most suited for places like apartment complexes, small business establishments, storage units, schools and sports clubs.
With the changing times the single door access system is also getting upgraded and better equipped to face the modern security challenges.
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What Client’s Say
Speedy service. New system fitted within a couple of days. No hassle the job was done, the system explained clearly. All those involved from the first phone call were pleasant and professional. Thank you. I would certainly recommend Blackburn Alarms.
Brilliant service from Matt and the team, very professional, would highly recommend.
Just thought I’d let you know how happy we are with the new system you’ve installed for us on our site. The professionalism of the company has been excellent. The install team ( John and Sean) caused minimum disruption and are a credit to your company. Josh who commissioned the software etc was also helpful and knowledgeable. Would recommend you to anyone who’s looking to improve or have a CCTV or access control system.