Access Control Automation supply and install card reader and keypad access control systems to open entry points on your premises. We can also supply and install audio or video communication systems to enable visitors (i.e. non card holders) to communicate from the barrier to a manned control point.
These are suitable for simple systems with a low number of users.
A key with a specific cut is used to gain access. All users need to be issued with a key. Advantage low cost. Disadvantage is it’s inflexibility.
These solve the inflexibility problems associated with key switches but will be more expensive. Most keypads can store many codes so adding and deleting codes when circumstances change can be carried out with minimal inconvenience. Keypads can have several outputs enabling control of up to three doors or gates from the one keypad. Latched or pulsed outputs are also possible allowing normal opening functions plus ‘hold-open’ functions.
Token Reader Systems
These are suitable for simple low security systems and the authorized personnel are issued with a fixed code plastic token which is inserted into a fixed code reader.
Advantage low cost, minimal management time, tokens are durable but has low flexibility.
Magnetic Stripe Swipe Card Reader Systems
Increased security as each credit card sized card has unique code enabling cards to be easily added or deleted from the system with minimal inconvenience to others. Can be stand-alone systems or PC controlled. PC controlled versions have the added advantage of being able to add/delete cards from the PC position and also enables the monitoring of the card usage throughout the site in question. Various access levels/time zones are possible determining who goes where and at what times. Cards are inexpensive, card life finite and the artwork design can be customized.