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what is access control

Whether it’s unwelcome parents-in-law, salespeople or someone that you consider an actual risk, you should be able to control who can enter your property. No one likes being surprised by an unwanted guest, and if you are worried about how secure your property is, it may be time to start thinking about access control systems. If you’re not sure what access control is, we can help! Keep reading to learn more:

What Is Access Control?


Access control is the security system installed that allows you to regulate who can enter a property. This could be control over a single internal door or a fully computerised multi-site network of control points. By choosing a method in which people can enter a property, you choose who has the authority to enter - even without someone manually guarding the door or carpark, etc. Access control can be installed in residential or commercial properties, wherever you think may benefit from this extra security measure.

What Access Control Can I Install?


There are various options for an access control system. At IDS, we have a selection of advanced access control systems to choose from, so each of our customers can pick something that suits them and their specific requirements. Some of the systems we supply are:

Key Fob Security Systems
This popular choice is a simple way to install an access control system to your property. A key fob system reduces the need for a manned security system as those provided with fobs can let themselves into the building. The fob works as an electronic key, however, unlike a key you can control when the fob authorises or declines access without having to change your locks. This is great for residential and commercial buildings where there are a number of people who need access.

Biometric Access Control Systems
Biometric systems may sound futuristic, but they are very much a part of today’s security options. They authorise access through human characteristics such as fingerprints or palm prints. This cutting edge technology gives you access control over who can enter the building without you having to authorise their attempts each time they try.

Automated Barrier Systems
If it’s a car park rather than an entrance you would like to control, an automated barrier system is perfect. These barriers can be controlled by radio, or as a part of a fully integrated access control system. If you want to manage what cars enter a car park this is the system to choose

If you want to learn more about our advanced access control systems, click here. We install and maintain advanced security systems to give you the reassurance you need. To ask any questions about any of our services, feel free to contact us today.

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Here at IDS we provide a variety of access control systems, which can be used to regulate access to a single door, or a computerised multi-site network of panels. These can be operated by smart cards, key fobs, and even by the most cutting-edge biometrics systems, which have the ability to authorise access based on highly individual, human characteristics. 

Using the ability to recognise unique details, such as a finger or palm print, the technology provides enhanced control and flexibility, which comes with a number of advantages. These include:

  • Accuracy: Unlike other access control measures the features analysed by biometric security systems cannot easily be duplicated, further reducing the chances of a security breech, and providing highly-specific access control.
  • Convenience: By eliminating the need for passcodes and key systems, biometric security devices provide a high level of user-friendliness and time efficiency. 
  • Versatility: The asset of convenience also makes them suitable for a number of environments and work settings, allowing them to be integrated with existing operations seamlessly.
  • Return on Investment: The advanced nature of biometric access control technology means that it provides a long-term solution for your security operations, which also reduces cots throughout the duration of its use (for example, by reducing the need to replace lost cards). 
We have experience in providing access solutions to clients in Cardiff, as well as several surrounding areas in South Wales and the West of England.  If you would like to find out more about biometric security systems, and how these can be tailored to meet the specific demands of your business/property, please feel free to get in touch with our team today.

To read about our full selection of access control systems, click here!
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