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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

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If you're concerned about the safety of your property, and want to be able to control who enters your premises, then you should strongly consider installing an access control system. We supply a large range of access control systems to suit any requirements, and can guarantee they'll keep your property safe and protected. Here are the types of access control systems we supply:

Key Fob Security Systems

Key fob security systems are a popular choice when selecting a system to provide adaptable security to your property. A key fob security system reduces the need for a manned security system; it can be easily be adapted and expanded; and with it being a simple system, it reduces disruption and disturbances for your home, and business. This security system can be used in a range of environments and purposes, such as: homes and apartments; preventing the public from entering private spaces in commercial buildings; implementing a security structure at your workplace, by controlling or limiting the accessibility of certain areas. 

Biometric Access Control Systems 

Biometric access control systems are a cutting edge security solution for your premises, and they authorise access based on individual human characteristics. Because this security system grants access by finger and palm print, the innovative technology will provide you with a flexible and secure security systems that has a number of advantages: 

  • A biometric control system is more accurate and secure compared to other systems. This is down to the fact that the features analysed by this security system cannot be duplicated, reducing any chance of a security breech, and will provide a highly-specific access control.
  • It's quicker and more convenient than other alarm systems as there is no need for passcodes or key systems. 
  • A biometric access control system provides a long-term solution to for your security operations, and will also cut costs throughout the duration of instalment, as there will be no need to replace any lost cards or key fobs. 

Automated Barrier System

Separate to alarm systems, we also supply and install automated barrier systems to allow you to control who enters and leaves your car park. These barriers can be controlled by radio, or can be integrated into a full access control system, for unrivalled efficiency and ease of use. These car park barriers are manufactured by FAAC and CAME, two of the UK's leading suppliers of automated gates and barriers, so quality is guaranteed. If you're looking for something to control and manage access to your car park, a automated barrier system is your ideal choice.

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Do you operate a public car park and need an efficient means of letting motorists in and out? Or perhaps your office has a private car park and you wish to prevent unauthorised personnel from parking there?

Whatever your requirements, we at IDS Security can provide an elegant solution. We supply and install a variety of cutting-edge security barrier systems that are ideal for managing access to car parks. No matter how many people park on your premises each day - and whether they're your employees, your clients and visitors, or just members of the general public - we can provide a solution that's perfectly suited to your needs.

Contact IDS now to request a quotation for your car park barriers, or read on to find out more about the solutions we offer.

Security Barriers for Car Parks: What We Offer

  • Our car park barriers are manufactured by FAAC and CAME, two of the UK's leading suppliers of automated gates and security barriers.

  • Your automated vehicle barriers can be controlled by radio or integrated into a full access control system for unrivalled efficiency and ease of use.

  • We don't just supply the barriers - we install them, too, and if you opt to take out a maintenance contract we offer a 24/7 monitoring and engineering service to ensure that things always run smoothly.

  • We can also supply a range of other vehicle barrier systems, including rising bollards.
If you need a state-of-the-art barrier system for your car park, give IDS Security a call on 029 20 753 251 or fill out the enquiry form here. You can also reach us via email on admin@ids-securityltd.co.uk.
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