Access Control

Fortress (SW) Ltd can provide Access Control Systems for many types of buildings and applications. The systems we install will keep your buildings, staff and assets secure as well as providing time and attendance information. From one door to hundreds of doors across multiple sites, we have a solution to suit your needs. This can be controlled from a single location or remotely if required.

Access control systems are electronic security solutions that are installed to control the access of workforce and visitors to a  building, specific area within a building, systems and resources.

Access Control Devon

Access Control systems can significantly reduce the security threat to both personnel and the risk of theft of portable items of considerable value (e.g. laptop computers). ‘Walk-in’ theft is an increasing security problem to most businesses, and can occur without reception staff being aware of an unauthorised person on the premises.

Access control systems should be designed to ensure fail-safe operation of the exit doors in the event of a power failure situation, where access from the building would be a priority. Fortress (SW) Ltd install access control systems throughout the Devon, Dorset & Somerset Areas.

Current Access Control systems are highly technology driven; proximity, Biometrics (finger or hand print) and Smart Card Systems are just some of the types of technology that can be implemented to control access with greater operational efficiency.

These systems can be stand-alone, PC based or IP Networked systems offering greater protection they can even be integrated with other systems such as CCTV or intruder alarms.

They can include;

  • Proximity Card ReadersAccess Control Devon
  • Swipe Card Readers
  • Biometric Finger Print or Hand Readers
  • Paxton Net 2 Access Control Systems
  • Keypad or Codepad
  • Audio or Video Entry Systems – Paxton Net 2 Entry
  • Intercom Systems

Networked or PC-Based Access Control Systems such as Paxton Net 2 Systems comprise of a server PC connected to a network of door controllers and card readers. These systems are most suitable for multi-door and/or multi-site installations within offices, industrial units, warehouses and hospitals. PC controlled Access Systems can also be used for time and attendance reasons and fire system roll call purposes. Each control unit is part of a network but can run independently making its own decisions and logging events.

Paxton Net 2 Entry SystemsIn addition to Networked and PC Based Access Control systems, Fortress (SW) Ltd also offer a range of IP Access Control products and solutions which are designed to run on your IP network infrastructure, such as Paxton Net2 Plus. These systems provide the same functionality of a networked or PC based system, with the added flexibility that an IP System allows.

An Access System can also be integrated with other systems such as your Intruder Alarm or CCTV System to enable automatic setting/un-setting of individual areas/buildings.

Access Control Systems can provide Intelligent Reports and real time information on a variety of requirements, including:

  • Movement Analysis
  • Staff on site totals
  • Fire Reports
  • Doors forced Alarm inputs
  • Communications outages i.e. door down
  • Unauthorised access attempts
  • Tailgating Stats
  • Anti Pass back alerts and attempts

Fortress (SW) Ltd can supply, install and maintain an extensive range of Audio and Video door entry / intercom systems from simple one to one systems through to sophisticated digital systems with various entrance doors communicating to a number of handsets (typically in flats/offices etc).

Contact Us for More Information – 01297 441211