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Integrated Access Control

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Let us take away the headache of site compliancy with our Integrated Access Control solutions. 

We provide fully integrated and tailored solutions that are able to flexibly adapt to continually changing environments and specifications, keeping your sites protected, safe and secure. 

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A wide range of systems to suit all budgets

Our focus is creating safer work environments for your business. Here’s what we offer:

  • Fully integrated access control systems and reporting solutions
  • The latest access control technology including card access systems and fingerprint recognition
  • App-driven solutions 
  • Single door and multi-door systems
  • Various network solutions available
  • Pin, fob, card, fingerprint readers  
  • Choice of lock releases and readers
  • Full detailed reporting
  • Health and safety management
  • Installation and maintenance carried out by trained engineers
  • Robust security consultation
  • Systems to suit all businesses
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Frequently asked questions 

What is an access control system?

An access control system ultimately grants access to authorised personnel to a building and the rooms within it.

An access system works when a key card, fob, or pin is entered or presented, unlocking doors, and allowing people to enter locations with ease.

Suitable for various businesses, access control systems help protect data, equipment, and people, by determining and controlling who can enter and leave rooms/buildings, understanding where people can go, and even when they’re allowed access.

An electronic security feature identifies who has authorisation and who enters and exits the building, Access control systems improve efficiency and security.

What does access control include?

Depending on the access control system you opt for, you will find locking hardware, door readers, door controller, control panels, sensors, and software to manage data and information, all included.

These elements in combination, help verify usernames, passwords, PINS, and biometric scans, identifying all the security features you have previously identified and pre-programmed.

Access control systems can also include multifactor authentication, where you can use, for example, fingerprint software with pin access.

Providing you with flexibility, convenience, and a high level of security, access control systems will include access cards, key fobs, and even apps downloaded to smartphones.

What are the types of access control systems?
Determining how permissions are assigned and controlled, access control systems include:
  • Discretionary – least restrictive, access rights and permissions for all users
  • Mandatory – recommended for those looking for good or high security, assigning permission you have sole discretion
  • Role-based – permissions set based on role in the organisation
  • Rule-based – i.e. permissions set for certain times on certain days
Types of access control systems include key cards, key fobs, mobile, biometrics, swipe cards, and more.

You also have the option of a single door or a fully networked system.
How does the access control system work?
A digital network, access control systems manage entry in and out of designated areas using the tag, tag reader, and access control panel, working together to create a seamless, automated experience.

The tag (key card/key fob etc.) uses wireless technology and RFID signals that, when presented to the reader (control panel), pick up on encoded radio waves that will then unlock/release the door. i.e. once the tag is recognised by the reader, entry in or out is then authorised.

Each tag contains unique information, so it can be programmed to different users, allowing you to authorise different access levels.
How much does the access control system cost?
The type of system, requirements, number of doors to be included, the complexity of the security system, authentication method, and even the brand of access control system you opt for will all affect cost.

Typically, keyless door entry systems cost between £500-£800 per door. You also need to factor in installation costs and the control system (approximately £300).

You should also factor in ongoing maintenance and repair costs to ensure your system continues to operate at a high standard.

With the long-term benefits outweighing the short-term investment, contact UK Red Security & Fire Systems for further information on access control system pricing.

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