CONTROL WHO HAS ACCESS TO ANY PART OF YOUR PREMISES THROUGH THE OPERATION OF DOORS, GATES AND BARRIERS WITH CONTROLLED SYSTEMS
WHAT IS ACCESS CONTROL?
Access control lets a business owner control who has access to a premises. Through these systems you can operate and manage doors, gates and barriers. There are a number of installations, including video and telephone entry or computer-controlled systems managed through magnetic card or proximity readers.
Offices, factories and industrial sites, schools, care accommodation, hospitals and hotels all make use of access control systems, which can also be connected to the Building Management Systems (BMS).
ADVANTAGES OF ACCESS CONTROL
1. No need to change locks when staff leave their role
2. Keys are not required so no chance of any being copied
3. The property main entrance is not left open throughout the day
4. Determine certain areas of a building where you want staff to have free, or limited access
5. Manage the opening of particular doors, gates and areas during set periods according to business requirements
6. Promptly create a fire register in the event of an evacuation based on the data of the access points.
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HOW DOES AN ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM WORK?
As with other security systems, there are different types of access control. The most suitable for your premises can be determined by a site survey.
The three types of access control system are:
- Door Entry – enables entry for visitors who cannot access the building via the access control system
- Standalone – simple system installed in a keypad/reader where the user must type a code or use a fob
- PC-Networked – tailored access for each person on site, controlled by the relevant software
Each access control system allows for complete management over who is permitted in the buildings on site. They also store relevant data about the times in and out of the premises.
A door entry system allows entry to the premises to visitors and those who cannot access via other methods. An entry panel is placed externally to the building entrance. The visiting party dials a call button which alerts those in the building to someone at the entrance wishing to come inside. Microphones inside and outside of the building allows for communication to decide upon granting entry.
The most simplistic and cost-effective means of controlling the entrances of a building. The required equipment is located near to the entrance doorway, with a valid code entry or fob required to access. All programming on this type of system is positioned local to the door through specialist access control equipment.
In place where all access control doors are connected through wires to provide a communication path running between the doors and the relevant software on a PC. The access levels and permissions are programmed through the PC with all data downloaded, to each individual entrance, as required. PC-Networked systems also allow for system usage reports.
ACCESS CONTROL MAINTENANCE
As with any electrical system, access control requires ongoing maintenance and annual checks to ensure good working order. As a cost-effective measure, it’s always better to keep the access control system working at the optimum level throughout its lifetime rather than dealing with call-outs and emergency repairs at a later date. Regular maintenance also reduces the risk of a faulty part not operating correctly at the time when you need it.
Churches Fire will respond to any reported faults or failures in the same day as they are reported, giving peace of mind that your premises is protected as much as possible.
If there is any delay in the reporting of a failure and the fault-fixing, it is recommended that other security measures are put in place, such as key entry.
As experts in security, you can count on Churches Fire to provide Access Control for your organisation.
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