What is Access Control? At the most basic level, Access Control is simply the term given to controlling who has access to your premises, whether that's your home, office, workshop, school and so on. However, these days Access Control is more generally understood to mean the systems and devices used, above and beyond a standard key operated lock, to restrict and or monitor access into and out of a building.
Whether you require a standalone solution for a single door entry point, or need a more comprehensive system that will control several doors and support a large number of users, there will be a need to build up your access control solution using a number of different parts. The main items you will need are: a control unit, a 'reader' (this might be something that a user enters a PIN code into, or presents a card/fob to), an electric lock or strike release and a power supply. Depending on the specific security requirements for your premises, you may also need items like a push to exit button or a second reader meaning that both sides of the door are controlled.
Of course, which ever type of reader you select (be it a card reader, fob reader, remote receiver etc), you will then also need to consider the user credentials such as cards, fobs or remotes that will be used to gain access through the doors.
Here at LocksOnline we offer a large selection of electronic key pads, combination locks, card access systems, door entry systems, intercom systems and accessories enabling you to design, build and install the right access control system for your needs. If you're looking to replace a component of your existing Access Control system, we can help. Maybe you need some additional proximity cards or fobs for use with you electronic access control system. We've got those! Perhaps you're creating a new Access Control system - our access control specialist Darrel can help you determine what will work best for your premises, wherever you may be! All of this is available from LocksOnline, your premier security solution supplier.
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