Choosing a System

The Right Access Control Solution for Your Business

Locks and keys also allow you to secure your building, but when keys are lost or stolen, the inconvenience and expense of changing locks and re-issuing keys can be considerable. Keys may also be copied, creating even more security risks.

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Paxton Registered InstallerInstalling an access control system means that you will never have to change a lock again. Tokens are issued to allow access through the controlled doors and are easily barred from the system if they are lost, stolen or just not returned by someone who leaves your company. Barred tokens will not allow access through the controlled doors.

Anyone without a PIN or access token is unable to enter. If necessary, doors may be set to unlock during a designated time frame.

Standalone Access Control

This type of system may be used to control access on one or many independent doors in a building. Access is gained by presenting a proximity or magstripe token depending on which type of reader is fitted.

These systems are programmed at each door. If tokens need to be barred or codes changed, this action must be completed at every door on the system.

Typical applications

  • Small business premises
  • Sports clubs
  • Storage units
  • Any small or medium sized site requiring access control

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Standalone systems are ideal for smaller sites with a relatively small number of users. Token management is simple and the system can be extended easily as your requirements change.

PC Based Access Control

Known as ‘PC based’ or ‘Networked’ access control, these systems may be used to control one or many doors in a building. Access is gained by using a numeric code, or PIN with a keypad, by presenting a proximity or magstripe token, by ‘possesion’ with hands free tokens or using biometric readers depending on which type of reader is fitted. PC based access control offers central control, via a network. This means that commands given at the PC are sent to each of the doors. A token can be barred from all of the doors instantly. Another benefit of this type of system is flexible control, allowing you to grant different permissions for individuals or groups of users.

Reports may also be generated to see who went where and when. Many systems allow control of additional buildings via existing LAN/WAN. PC based systems are increasingly being used to control other services within buildings, for example intruder alarms, fire doors, lifts and lighting.

Typical applications

  • Small/medium premises
  • Large corporate premises
  • Multiple-site premises
  • Government buildings
  • Universities
  • Sports clubs
  • Car parks

PC based

PC based systems are suited to medium to large sites as they make managing large numbers of doors and users easy. The system can be extended very easily, and advanced features such as event reporting and integration with CCTV and other systems make such a system much more than just a replacement for a bunch of keys.

Enterprise Level Access Control

C•CURE 9000 Enterprise provides an advanced distributed architecture for enterprise scalability. Whether your organisation consists of a few facilities that are locally dispersed or many that span the globe, this solution grows as your company grows.

C•CURE 9000 Enterprise gives corporate security personnel and IT managers central control over the entire system, while each local facility maintains independent control of its individual operation. Its power gives system administrators at the main facility the ability to configure and monitor all locations from that single site. It also allows them to simultaneously monitor alarms from multiple facilities from one convenient workstation.

Please call us for more information or to discuss your requirements in more detail