Access control enables you to control who has access to your building.
Locks and keys 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 be copied, creating even more security risks.
All businesses, whether small, medium or large, have assets that need to be protected from theft. There is the issue of protecting staff and their property. It is common in buildings that are secured by locks and keys for doors to be left unlocked all day. This opens up the possibility of opportunist theft and malicious damage.
Electronic access control provides the most efficient and convenient way of securing your building and assets.
Installing an access control system means that you will never have to change alock 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.
Paxton Access with 20 years of manufacturing experience provides an established OEM product range. The OEM range offers great flexibility through a variety of cardformats, and reader designs. A market leader in the design and manufacture of both RFID and magstripe technologies
Paxton Access can offer innovative solutions to suit any application. Which ever method of door entry control required, Paxton products are built to the same high quality specification that has made Paxton Access a global name.
Paxton Access proximity readers offer great functionality, in a selection of neat and unobtrusive designs. All IP rated, they are suited for both internal and external applications, a brief showing of the proximity card or fob will operate the locking device, usually an electromagnetic lock fitted to the access door, known as a Maglock.
An electromagnetic lock (MagLock) is a locking device that consists of an electromagnet and an armature plate. There are two main categories of MagLock. They are, "fail safe" and "fail secure". By attaching the electromagnet to the door frame and the armature plate to the door, a current passing through the electromagnet attracts ("fail safe") or releases ("fail secure") the armature plate.
A "fail safe" magnetic lock requires power to remain locked and is therefore not suitable for high security applications, because it is possible to bypass the lock by disrupting the power supply. However, "fail safe" Maglock are well suited for use on emergency exit doors, because they are less likely to fail to unlock. "Fail secure" Maglock use a permanent magnet to keep the door shut and use current passing through an electromagnet to cancel out the permanent magnet and release the door.
These "fail secure" locks are therefore better suited to high security installations. Because power is required to release the "fail secure" locks, much more care is needed when deciding to use them for safety reasons. For example if a fire occurs and the power to the building is cut, there might be no means of escape for occupants.
The strength of today's magnetic locks compares well with that of conventional door locks and they cost less than conventional light bulbs to operate. Power supplies incorporating a trickle-charged lead-acid battery pack can be used to retain security for short-term power outages.
Reliable, high quality systems: Products benefit from a 5-year guarantee. Systems that are incredibly easy to use: Minimal training required for administrators. Systems that are designed to grow with your needs: You can add doors as and when needed.
We can offer the whole package, a free site visit and consultation, we will design, install and set up the system to suit your needs, our installers use discreet methods of running cables, all systems will work in conjunction with the fire alarm system as to allow safe exit in case of an emergency.