Securus (UK) Ltd is a Paxton Registered Installer
Paxton Access Ltd is a Brighton based company that specialises in the design and manufacture of market leading IP access control, door entry and building intelligence systems for ‘smart’ buildings. Paxton manufacture in the UK and export to over sixty countries, and emply over 270 employees at locations across the globe with offices in the US, France, Germany, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and Benelux. Securus (UK) Ltd is a Paxton Registered Installer.
Paxton has over thirty years of experience in the security industry, and state that their products harness the latest technology to provide powerful, yet easy to install and use security solutions.
Currently around 25,000 buildings are secured by Paxton globally every year, and Paxton projects include Manchester United, Michelin, Cherbourg Airport, Kingsway Park High School and Foyles.
Paxton manufacture both standalone Access Control systems and PC based Access Control
Standalone Access Control systems
Their ‘Compact’ range is ideal for internal (low security) doors, and is made up of an integrated reader and control unit, which are both quick and easy to install, simply needing to be connected to a power supply and a lock. The easy to administer ‘Compact’ systems are available with proximity, magstripe and keypad options.
‘Compact’ Access Control systems are typically used for small business premises, sports clubs, storage units and any small or medium sized site that requires access control with a relatively small number of users.
The Paxton ‘Switch2’ range is their other standalone Access Control product, which is suitable for external use in situations requiring higher levels of security. Switch2 uses the same ingenious token management system as the ‘Compact’ system, is also available with proximity, magstripe and keypad variants, but uses a separate control unit and reader (the control unit being installed in a safe area to make it safe from tampering).
‘Switch 2’ range
As well as any of the situations where a ‘Compact’ Access Control security system may be used, the ‘Switch 2’ range would also be applicable to premises such as schools, apartment complexes, car park barriers and other sites requiring a high level of security
PC based Access Control
‘PC based’ or ‘Networked’ Access Control by Paxton is provided through their Net2 range, which they describe as a ‘cutting edge PC based access control solution’.
Net2 offers centralised control and administration of sites with anything from one to several thousands of doors, and with up to 50,000 users. It allows organisations to tailor access privileges to groups or individuals quickly and easily using Paxton’s intuitive, user-friendly software. Activity reports can be generated in a few clicks, and the system includes advanced features such as IP camera integration and ‘Triggers and Actions’ (ie: if ‘X happens then automatically do Y’).
Complete intelligent building and premises management
For complete building and premises management, Paxton also offer their Paxton10 solution. Paxton10 delivers ‘out of the box’ Access Control, IP video management and building automation, and it easily interfaces with any existing building infrastructure to control lighting, heating, air conditioning, intruder and fire alarms.
The system consists of a web-based user interface for simplified building management, and a selection of discreet hardware. It uses inputs, like the identification of a person or a change in the building environment, to intelligently and automatically make adjustments to security features and appliances. The Paxton 10 solution can therefore be described as a ‘fully integrated building intelligence system providing security, convenience and energy efficiency.’
Examples from the Paxton range of security products
For Commercial or Residential use
Proximity tokens are now widely used by many of people as a reliable and easy method of gaining access to homes, communal areas, offices, schools, gymnasia and other secured access points such as car park barriers and turnstiles.
Each Paxton proximity token for use with the Net2 system is programmed with an 8 digit unique number. For issuing issued, the user’s details are entered using the PC software, and the secure unique token number is entered by presenting the token to a desktop reader.
As soon as it’s been programmed, the token can be used – simply present the token to a reader, the access permissions will be looked up on the system and access granted or denied as appropriate. The proximity tokens feature a lightweight, ergonomic design are completely sealed units, and can be colour coded for easy recognition.
Net2 Entry – Monitor
Net2 Entry is a door entry system that works either standalone or alongside Paxton’s Net2 access control, combining door entry with key features of Net2.
Net2 Entry is made up of three components; the external panel, the interior monitor and the door control unit.
When a visitor initiates a video call by pushing the bell button on the external panel, access can be granted via the interior monitor, which features an intuitive touchscreen user interface. The Net2 Entry monitor has a simple and clean design allowing for use in a range of interiors, and can be desk or wall mounted.
Net2 Entry components interconnect simply using Cat5 or standard RJ45 cables. Net2 Entry can also use existing network infrastructure to make installation more straightforward.
Proximity metal readers
Paxton’s proximity metal reader is designed to be used with both Switch2 and Net2 systems.
The reader is housed within a cast metal housing which has a satin chrome finish. The result is a smart, compact and very robust reader. As this particular proximity reader is already housed in a metal casing, its operation is less affected by locating it within close proximity to other metal objects. So, for example, this makes it particularly suitable for installation onto metal door frames, car park reader posts etc.
When a token has been presented to the reader, the control unit looks up the access permissions of the user with that particular token. Access is then granted (the green LED flashes) or denied (the red LED flashes) as appropriate.