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Door entry systems are one of the best ways to control access to a property or business – but what happens in situations when you want people without access to enter?

In emergency situations, there’s not always time or opportunity to grant access to firefighters, paramedics, or police officers. However, in situations where these services are needed, there is rarely time to waste.

This all naturally leads to the question, can emergency services override door entry systems?


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There’s a lot of bureaucracy that comes with staff transition, both with the coming and going of staff. All that paperwork combined with the hassles of interviewing and rehiring, it can be easy to overlook another important step, which is updating the office security systems.

It can be hard to know exactly what needs to be done when an employee leaves, especially with so many factors to take into consideration like the different types of security systems and how they work, staff turnover rate, and the relationship with the staff member currently leaving the company.


Access Control systems are an ingenuous means for controlling access to certain areas, and are one of many security systems suitable for businesses, commercial, and private residential properties.

You may have heard the term ‘access control’ before, but what exactly are physical access control systems and how do they differ from logical access control?


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There are a number of different door entry systems available in the UK and they’re all slightly different, but they all serve the same essential function: restricting access to a particular area so that only individuals with the appropriate clearance or permissions can enter.

Door entry systems are a versatile security measure commonly found at the entrances to office buildings and blocks of flats. If you want to learn more about how door entry systems are used in these specific places, click the links down below.

Door Entry Systems for Flats   Office Door Entry Systems


access control systems for gates

When you own a property or a piece of land, you may want to provide an added layer of protection by installing an access control system on your gate. This technology can be used to control the flow of people and will ensure that you don't encounter any unwanted visitors. If you've been wondering when you can buy access control systems for gates, you're in the right place. The IDS Security team has a wealth of experience installing access control systems in a variety of settings. Contact us now to find out more!

What are my options?

There are a lot of different access control systems that are compatible with gates. It really depends on your requirements and the level of security you need. Let's take a look at some of the most popular access control systems for gates...


Keypads are a great access control system for gates because they can be used to grant access to anyone who has the passcode. You often see gates with keypad access at the entrances to apartment buildings and shared housing. All of the residents know the passcode meaning they can gain access to the car park at any time. They can also pass the code on to trusted friends and family members so that they can easily find a parking space when they come to visit. 

Remote controlled

Remote controlled gates are generally installed for personal use. For example, if you live on a property with a long driveway or a private access road, you might install a remote-controlled gate and carry the remote in the car with you at all times. Remote controlled gates are a brilliant upgrade if you've previously had to get out of your car to open and close the gate as you travel through it. Generally, gates like these are left unlocked so that all of the family members can easily make their way home. This leaves your property very vulnerable. Remote control gates will not only save you time, but they'll also make your property more secure too.


Adding an intercom to a gate system can be really useful, especially if you own a business where you constantly have new clients visiting. The intercom gives you the ability to speak to the person approaching your property before allowing them access on-site. This type of access control system for gates is more personal than the previously discussed keypads or remote controls because it provides a point of contact between you and your visitors.

Security barriers

Security barriers are a great alternative to access control systems for existing gates. These barriers are designed to provide excellent security by only granting access to specific people (usually paying customers). We're all familiar with the safety barriers at public car parks. You take a ticket, enjoy your day perusing the shops, then pay for the duration of your stay and exit without a hitch! The same kinds of barriers can be installed on your property to grant access to a range of visitors.

So there you have it, a few different access control systems for gates for you to consider. Here at IDS Security, we tailor all of our security systems to suit our client's needs, so if you're looking for a specific access control system for your gate then do let us know.

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Read More: 5 Benefits of Access Control Systems

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