What is Access Control? What can it do?
Access control allows you to control entry to your business premises, and even different areas within the building. Staff can be restricted to certain departments, or given access only at certain times of the day or week. Visitors or temporary staff can be give access to only the areas they need. All this is monitored and logged for future reference.
In designing an access control system to suit your needs, we can use a variety of devices including card-readers, numerical keypads, proximity card or tag readers, and if you need high-security, even biometric devices like fingerprint readers or retina scanners. These will control individual external entrance doors or doors inside the building, and also be linked back to central PC-based control system.
From here you can administer the system, issue tags or cards, determine who is allowed to go where and when, and also view and print reports of user activity, dates and times.
The Paxton Net2 System
The video here, from Brighton-based manufacturer Paxton Access, gives a quick and amusing take on the advantages access control system over keys – even for a small business.
Manage your users from a PC
Paxton’s Net 2 software can be run on on a PC linked directly to the Net2 system or even on PCs on the company’s LAN. This means that Managers can control and monitor users movements through the controlled areas and produce periodic reports including time attendance reports if necessary. A receptionist can run the Net2 programme on her PC to control temporary access (issuing ID badges/cards) for the company’s visitors. The possibilities are numerous. The benefits and huge range of facilities offered by a Net2 access control system are impossible to cover here.
To find out what an access control system can do for your business, call our Freephone sales line on 0800 0425 425. One of our Technical Sales Engineers will very be happy to discuss your particular needs and offer a solution and, if you wish, a quotation completely free of charge.
Paxton offer a range of internal and external proximity tag and card readers, including combined keypad and prox reader units.
For external use where vandalism might be a problem there is a range of vandal-resistant tag readers, keypads and intercoms .
We have been using Paxton Access Control System equipment for over 10 years. In fact we have a Paxton Access Control System controlling access to our own offices – and it has never failed in the 10 years it has been installed! It is this kind of reliability, coupled with superb value for money in a Paxton access control system – British-made – product that means that we continue to specify Paxton Access control systems to our customers without any hesitation.