What is access control why choose access control instead of locks and keys keeping your building secure 24 hour protection What about hands free access Energy saving, money saving Access control from your desk Central control – managing the system Flexibility – control who goes where Event reporting – tells you who is where and when Prevent false alarms Email and text alerts Design your own ID cards Useful HR tools Building control Link with your CCTV system Link with your fire alarm Control multiple sites Case studies
- What is access control
- Why choose access control instead of locks
- Keeping your building secure
- 24 hour protection
- What about hands free access
- Energy saving, money saving
- Access control from your desk
- Central control – managing the system
- Flexibility – control who goes where
- Event reporting – tells you who is where
- Prevent false alarms
- Email and text alerts
- Design your own ID cards
- Useful HR tools
- Building control
- Link with your CCTV system
- Link with your fire alarm
- Control multiple sites
- Case studies
What Is Access Control
Access control is quite literally about controlling access to your premises, or a specific area of your premises. Instead of the old lock and key method, access control secures your building electronically. With tokens and readers instead of locks and keys you say who has access, when they have access and where exactly they can have access to.
• Complete control
• Flexible security
We understand that access control does not need to be complicated. Our access control systems look professional but are also really easy to use. Paxton systems are so user friendly they require minimal training to run and are designed to make life as easy as possible for you. They are so convenient, you will wonder why you ever used anything else before.
Why choose access control instead of locks
Huge bunches of keys are common for some sites, but if the keys get lost imagine how many locks would need replacing to make your site secure again. The cost implications are huge. With access control, each staff member, or visitor, is issued with one token or card to gain access through any door, gate or barrier.
They simply present their token at a reader and access is permitted or denied, as appropriate. There is no need to change locks if someone loses their token. This gives you total confidence that your premises stay secure, something that is just not possible with a lock and key system.
Keeping your building secure
• Decrease the risk of opportunist theft
• Track who was where, and when
The security and safety of your staff and assets is serious business. No one wants to think that staff are at risk while at work and there is no better way to protect them than with an intelligent, reliable, access control system.
Should an incident or a crime take place on your premises, your access control system allows you to isolate certain areas and even track who was in a particular area at the time.
24 hour protection
• Restrict areas to certain groups or individuals
• Protect your building
• Save money on night-time security
With access control you can restrict specific areas of your premises to certain groups of staff or individuals. You can even give users access rights specifically for certain times of the day or night.
This gives you control over the security of your site around the
clock and means you do not need to spend money on night-time security. You can rest assured that your premises are protected, even outside of normal working hours.
What about hands free access?
• Disabled access – helping to comply with DDA
• Vehicle access
Instead of searching for your keys when you approach a door, imagine if it automatically unlocks as you reach it. Our hands free technology is a great way of improving movement around a site or simply getting you out of the rain faster!
The reader on the door picks up the signal from your token, be it stored about your person or in a handbag or pocket. The door then unlocks without you having to present your token directly to the reader.
Energy saving, money saving
• Avoid energy wastage
• Save money on energy bills
• Improve your green footprint
We have also designed readers with energy saving capabilities, helping companies cut costs on utility bills and present a greener outlook. As market leaders we are constantly committed to developing intelligent access control products to suit your needs.
Access control from your desk
• All doors are controlled directly from one or more PC’s
• You can instantly update user access levels at the PC
• Set up zones for areas that only certain users have access to
• Pinpoint where staff members and visitors are in the building
• Monitor staff working hours
If you like the sound of access control so far but would like to do more with your system, choosing PC based access control will give you even greater benefits. Paxton software is designed to be simple and recognisable.
Administrators can be fully competent and confident in using the software with less than two hours of training!
Central control – managing the system
• Central control from your desk
• Instant updates
• Easy to use system
Being able to manage the system from your desk is a major benefit of using an access control system with a PC. This convenience will make your job so much easier, you can update access permissions at the click of a button.
PC based access control is so easy to manage; users can be added to, or barred from, the system within seconds. A Paxton system can control any site, from just one door up to hundreds of doors, with thousands of users.
Flexibility – control who goes where
• Added security
• Flexible control over who goes where
• Restrict areas of hazard or danger
PC based access control allows you to grant users access as and
when needed, according to time and place. You also have total control and flexibility over who has access, when and where to.
Access privileges can be tailored to groups or individuals, at different times of the day or night.
Event reporting – tells you who is where and
• See who is in at a glance
• View staff and visitor movements on the events screen
• Monitor access events as they happen
A PC based access control system means that you can view all staff and visitor movements on site, from your computer screen. The events screen will also show you when a door is forced. This helps you improve the security of your site and shows you when and
where an event occurred.
This is particularly useful for sensitive sites where an intruder can pose a serious threat and extra protection is a must.
Prevent false alarms
• No more false alarms
• Get a text message or an email if the alarm is triggered
Being woken up in the middle of the night because the intruder alarm has been triggered at work is no joke, especially when it turns out to be a false alarm. You could also lose your police response if it happens too often.
With our PC based access control system, false alarms and late night call outs can be prevented. A Paxton system, integrated with your intruder alarm, stops you from entering the building if you do not have permission to unset the alarm. If you do have permission, the system unsets the alarm for you before unlocking the door.
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Email and text alerts
Receive a message for:
• A door being forced
• Someone trying to access a restricted area
A Paxton PC based system can be set up to send an email or a text
message to alert you if a specific event has occurred. This means
you can get instant knowledge of what is happening on a site, even
if you are not present.
Design your own ID cards
• Card designer program
• Simple to use
• Professional finish
A PC based access control system can be used with a card designer
package, meaning your access cards double up as ID cards. All you need is a card printer Card designer cards look professional and give your business a really smart image.
Useful HR tools
• Manage holidays
• Help with payroll
• Monitor unauthorised absence
• Keep track of sick days and help to identify potential health issues
Our PC based system comes with a really useful and straightforward timesheet feature that gives you a comprehensive record of staff working hours. An accurate time and attendance report can be generated from the access control software, at any point. This is a helpful HR tool which makes it easy to keep track of staff movements on site and ensure employees keep proper hours.
• Air conditioning
• Any electrical appliance
Building control and energy saving go hand in hand. It makes sense to ensure that all electrical equipment and power is switched off once your building is empty, both environmentally and financially.
With access control from Paxton you can set the system to do just
this and it is so simple. When the last person leaves at the end of the day the power is automatically switched off, you do not have to go round checking each room!
Link with your CCTV system
• Manage just one piece of software
• Increase security
If you want to extend security beyond door control, you
can link your CCTV footage directly to your access control
system. Once your CCTV and access control are working
together, you only have to manage one piece of software.
You can view CCTV images against door events and alarm
events from within the access control software. Should a
barred token be used to attempt to gain access to your
building, you can see who it was and when and where it
Link with your fire alarm
• Safe egress from a building
• Complying with fire regulations
• Automatically unlocking all fire doors
• Optimum staff safety
The access control system will also create a roll call report, telling you who was in the building when the alarm went off. This is a valuable feature which helps you to identify exactly who is safe from harm once the building has been evacuated.
Not only does this give you peace of mind but should anyone be unaccounted
for, you can pass on reliable information to the fire brigade when they arrive.
Control multiple sites
• Manage buildings from anywhere
• An easy way to extend your system
There are so many benefits to having electronic access control, you can even use it to control more than just one site.
New sites can be controlled remotely from the same PC as before, meaning you can manage buildings from across the country, or even across the
world. It makes expanding your premises hassle free.
Control multiple sites
• Manage buildings from anywhere
• An easy way to extend your system
There are so many benefits to having electronic access control, you
can even use it to control more than just one site. New sites can
be controlled remotely from the same PC as before, meaning you
can manage buildings from across the country, or even across the
It makes expanding your premises hassle free.