We also offer a full range of quality Access Control Systems to suit your needs. Access Control systems offer many advantages over the old fashioned lock n key. Keys can get lost, stolen or copied requiring a complete change of lock or locks to ensure continued security, locks can also be picked. Many buildings have multiple locks requiring a whole bunch of different keys be carried on your person.
Constant changes in staff or tenants within the building requires constant management of tracking who has and who no longer has keys to your premises resulting a compromised security system.
Access control systems are, to varying degrees, programmable allowing much greater control. Some systems make use of tags, like an electronic key, if these tags are lost or stolen they can simply be de-activated on the system rendering them useless.
These electronic tags can be assigned to an individual for tracking purposes, tags can be allowed access to certain areas and denied access to others further improving security without use of multiple keys and different locks, unlike keys the tags cannot simply be copied.
Other systems make use of codes, the advantage of this over keys or tags is that persons need not carrying anything on their person that may be lost, stolen or “left at home”.
Different codes can be set for different access points with only the relevant individuals given these codes. Codes can be changed on a regular basis.
The disadvantage to the coded system, especially in a larger installation is the sharing of codes by tenants or employees with others, codes should be changed on a regular basis to maintain security, which can lead to some frustration with users struggling to remember codes.
The ultimate system offers what we call biometric readers using fingerprints, some use facial recognition, card readers and some make use of all three methods for greater security.
The individuals fingerprint or face are read into the system and digitally stored. The user is then granted access to whichever areas required.The user need not carry any special device or have to remember complicated codes.
Access to users can be granted as required, be it temporary or certain days, or hours and access denied outside these parameters.
Movement of personnel can be accurately tracked as it requires a definite identification of the actual person, unlike codes and tags that can be shared amongst users.
As personnel or tenants change individuals can be added and cancelled as required. Some fingerprint readers are capable of identifying an actual “live” fingerprint as opposed to a “simulated or copied” one.
Just give us a call and we will asses your requirements and suggest the best solution for your needs.