Controlled  Access

What is controlled access?


Simplest is a single manually operated button controlling a door lock release of some type, all the way up to computer controlled Biometric systems.


We have basically two method - manual and controlled.

Manually operated single point hard wired external point to door control - buzzer, intercom or audio video, or multi point intercom and audio video systems.


Controlled utilises a manual entry system such as a keypad or supplied token or fob of some type.

With or without electronic monitoring which can be either within the control equipment or monitored live via a PC.



Access control systems perform authorisation identification, authentication, access approval, and accountability of entities through login credentials including passwords, personal identification numbers (PINs), biometric scans, and physical or electronic keys


All businesses, whether small, medium or large, have assets that need to be protected from theft. There is also the issue of protecting staff and their property. It is common in buildings that are secured by locks and keys for doors to be left unlocked all day. This opens up the possibility of opportunist theft and malicious damage.


Electronic access control provides the most efficient and convenient way of securing your building and assets. Installing an access control system means that you will never have to change a lock again. Tokens are issued to allow access through the controlled doors, and are easily barred from the system if they are lost, stolen or just not returned by someone who leaves your company. Barred tokens will not allow access through the controlled doors.


Once an access control system is installed, all doors controlled by the system will automatically lock when the door is closed. Anyone without a PIN or access token is unable to enter. If necessary, doors may be set to unlock during a designated time frame.


Access control can also offer flexible control over users’ access rights. For example, all staff can gain access through the main door of a building, but access to internal areas may be restricted to those who have a specific need to be there. Access may also be restricted by time, only granting access to particular users at certain times of day or night.


Access control offers a secure, convenient, flexible and cost effective way of controlling who has access to your building and when that access is allowed. Access control gives organisations the security they need.


Some of the products we  supply and install


Prox Reader.

Either card or fob.


Swipe Card Reader.

Either IR or Mag stripe.


Self Contained Keypad

Single Door Access


Electric Lock, or Strike,



Hardwired two point intercom and  door release


Keypad operated replacement.


Biometric, and or, Keypad.


A “Shear Lock”. Retractable Bolts.


An “Electric Strike”


A “Maglock”


Proximity reader

Either card or fob. Both have their advantages, cards are cheaper, fobs last longer.



A stand alone unit is simple to fit  and reprogram if needed. There can be a number on a system which of course can be centrally can be monitored.


Electric Strike

A simple way to offer a remote release for a door. The lock remains the same, very often used with intercom units.


Shear lock

Used where a maglock is not suitable. They can be inset within the door and the frame, where as a Maglock cannot be.



Can be fitted to most doors. They have the advantage of being totally fail safe should the power fail. There are fail secure versions that are battery backed up.


Keypad operated

A possible direct replacement for a door handle where there  is a need for local security and it is not possible to fit an electric strike, or maglock, etc.



Various types some not as “usable” in all situations as others.



Alarm systems


We don’t supply “alarm” systems as such - but can supply and install what is known as a “bells only” system that will dial you smartphone.


We are not ACPO accredited - but we are able to install to the same level. If police cover is needed we are more than willing to act as consultants and advice on one of the many suitable companies we have worked with over the years.