Access Control Systems

Managing who can go where in your building

Access Control systems provide you with complete control over who has access to your premises (or parts of your premises) and grounds and at what times. This enables you to protect staff and visitors, as well as to keep property, goods and information systems secure. Access control systems can be enhanced to provided density flow management (to help control the number of people in any given space) and temperature screening.

For premises with a smaller number of users, Standalone Access Control uses PIN numbers and keypads, or proximity or magstripe tokens and readers, to control access to one or several independent doors in a building.

For larger or more complex premises, PC or Network Based Access Control business security systems give centralised control over all access points via a single network. Because settings are managed centrally, different permissions can be granted for different users or groups of users easily and quickly. Any alerts, such as from an elevated body temperature, can be immediately sent to a specified individual for additional investigation or action. Access control points can be traditional ‘contact’ methods of identification or utilise contactless or hands-free readers for faster identification.

SSAIB Access Control

Networked Access Control

Networked access control offers centralised control of your building from a PC. This means that commands given at the PC are sent to each of the doors instantly, such as opening doors, barring tokens and building lockdown. Other benefits of this type of system are flexible control, allowing different permissions for individuals or groups of users.

Securus UK are a Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) certified installer for access control systems. You can confirm our SSAIB certification here.

Simple management

Paxton’s Networked Access Control is is easily scalable depending on current or future needs.

The system can be extended easily and offers advanced features such as event reporting, energy saving and integration with CCTV and other systems for a versatile security and building management solution.

To make the management of any building very simple, the software is intuitive and comes with a range of features that go beyond the simple basics of locking or unlocking doors.

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Access Control Networked Topography

Typical applications

Great for sites managing multiple doors and users, for example…

Healthcare hospital

Healthcare facilities

Office commercial lobby

Office buildings

School security keeping children safe

Schools and colleges

Standalone Access Control

Standalone (offline) access control is the simplest way to secure and control access through doors around your building. If you want to step up security, protect your staff and assets and save money, then standalone access control is the solution.

Access is gained by using a PIN or electronic token, and there is no need for a PC or network. Unlike a networked system, a standalone system is programmed at each door, and you don’t have to secure every single door within your building, only those you wish to.

Simple management

User tokens can be added to the system in seconds, administration is straightforward and can be done in a matter of minutes. If someone loses their token, it can be simply barred from system, which ensures that if the token was found later it cannot be used to gain entry and compromise the security of your building.

Access control keypad
Access Control Stand alone topography

Typical applications

Great for smaller sites with a relatively small number of users, for example…

storage unit security

Small storage units

small office team

Small office premises

yellow loading door

Small industrial buildings

Why choose Securus (UK) Ltd for your Access Control Systems?

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Customer Testimonials

  • The Hamptons has worked with Securus for well over a decade. Originally, we engaged them to install an Estate-wide CCTV system. The Estate is 30 acres of park and wetlands, with a further 30 acres of homes. To keep everything safe and secure presents a variety of challenges. Securus have been an outstanding partner giving us both excellent advice and highly professional service.

    The CCTV system comprises perimeter defence, including ANPR number plate recognition cameras covering the two main entrances, plus PTZ cameras on key outdoor areas – tennis courts, playground, boardwalk, etc – as well as cover for buildings, including underground car parks. More recently they have fitted Paxton Access Control to our eight apartment blocks and bike stores, as well as a video entry system. We have an annual maintenance contract with them which includes remote monitoring – helpful in reducing call-out costs.

    Finally, their IT team looks after our Estate Wi-Fi system and office requirements – in addition to a connection for the CCTV system directly to Sutton Police Station. We have no hesitation in recommending Securus.

    Michael Freter

    Chair, Hamptons Estate Company Ltd

  • We contacted Securus to assist us with advise on Implementing a CCTV system and Simple Access Control system for our Internal Doors.

    Securus were efficient in carrying out there initial Survey to providing a plan and Design for the CCTV System and Door Access system which has improved the buildings security and helped keep Patient and Staff areas secure. When the Pandemic crisis started we urgently needed an Intercom installing to create a safe method of speaking to visitors at a safe distance, Securus responded quickly and efficiently and Installed an Intercom which has proved essential in our day to day running of the practise.

    The systems are straightforward to use and we have been pleased with the quality of the Installation and products.

    Tracey Murphy

    Practice Manager

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the main differences between an online and a standalone access control system?

    What are the main differences between an online and a standalone access control system?

    Both control access to your property however the online access control system allows you to monitor activity on site much more closely. An online access control system is controlled from software on your PC, allowing you to add, delete and amend user details from the software as well as monitoring events, open entrances, and set up and amend time zones for users. A standalone access control system is a simplified system, set up at each individual door, where fobs supplied simply grant a user access through an entrance.

    Both control access to your property however the online access control system allows you to monitor activity on site much more closely. An online access control system is controlled from software on your PC, allowing you to add, delete and amend user details from the software as well as monitoring events, open entrances, and set up and amend time zones for users. A standalone access control system is a simplified system, set up at each individual door, where fobs supplied simply grant a user access through an entrance.

  • What is the difference between Access Control and Door Entry systems?

    What is the difference between Access Control and Door Entry systems?

    With an access control system, the user has a keyfob, swipe card or access code to allow them to open a door, gate, or any kind of entrance. A door entry, or intercom, system has a panel at the entrance and the visitor can then talk to somebody within the property who can then decide whether to grant access via the entry system. Access control systems are typically used on sites which require automated management of the right of individuals to access specific areas of a site.

    With an access control system, the user has a keyfob, swipe card or access code to allow them to open a door, gate, or any kind of entrance. A door entry, or intercom, system has a panel at the entrance and the visitor can then talk to somebody within the property who can then decide whether to grant access via the entry system. Access control systems are typically used on sites which require automated management of the right of individuals to access specific areas of a site.

  • We have an audio door entry system but want to be able to see who is at the entrance, how easy would it be to upgrade?

    We have an audio door entry system but want to be able to see who is at the entrance, how easy would it be to upgrade?

    Usually we can upgrade an existing door entry system from audio to video using the existing cable infrastructure in place. Wherever possible, we look to use as many parts of your existing system. This speeds up the installation and reduces the cost to you. Please talk to us about your requirements and let us know which equipment you currently have installed, if you know. We may also be able to identify it from photographs.

    Usually we can upgrade an existing door entry system from audio to video using the existing cable infrastructure in place. Wherever possible, we look to use as many parts of your existing system. This speeds up the installation and reduces the cost to you. Please talk to us about your requirements and let us know which equipment you currently have installed, if you know. We may also be able to identify it from photographs.

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