|Access Control allows the free flow of authorised people whilst denying entry to unwanted visitors, thereby helping prevent the loss of stock and personal possessions, while increasing the safety of employees and helping protect confidential information.
How access control systems can help you:
- Know who has entered your premises; where and when.
- Protect employees, family, visitors, property and confidential information.
- Secure just certain areas of a building
- Reduce timesheet procedures, clocking personnel in and out.
- Integrate with HR systems for ease of monitoring and data management.
- Increase security with Photo ID Cards.
- Controls access to a wide variety of other facilities or equipment, such as vending machines or PCs.
We provide leading edge solutions to protect offices, factories, hospitals, public buildings, shops, schools, colleges and your home.
Infrared Security can install or repair many different types of technology regarding access controls. Here are a few forms to consider:
Access Control Keypad code entry:
One of the most common types of unit is the keypad system. This comprises of a terminal with a series of numbered push buttons, connected to the door lock release mechanism via a control unit inside the protected area.
Access Control Proximity fobs or cards:
The advantages of this technology over magnetic stripe lies in the fact that the card does not come into physical contact with the reader it only needs to be held about 100mm from the reader. It is more vandal resistant and reduces the wear and tear considerably.
Access Control Smartcard Readers:
Smartcards and readers have the advantage of being able to store additional information which can be used for other services, such as library membership, cashless vending or storing biometric templates. They can be supplied in ‘read only’ or ‘read/write’ formats to suit needs. There are two variants of smartcard readers.
Access Control Biometric Readers:
This type of reader allows entry only if the authorised user’s unique human characteristics are recognised. This raises the security level significantly. Different types are available, which store the geometric patterns of the user’s retina, hand, face or fingerprint in an electronic memory.
Access Control Hands Free Readers:
Using active cards which transmit a signal, you can automatically unlock or open a door when the receiver detects the card. This makes it ideal in respect of the Disability Discrimination Act, as no action is required by the card bearer.