Access Control

Metroline Security provide access control solutions to control who is permitted to enter and exit your premises. Typically these will involve Paxton’s excellent Net2 product, although we also work with Honeywell’s WIN-PAK product, BPT, and SALTO. As a result of our experience across various solutions, you can be assured that, for new systems, we will propose the most appropriate system for your operational and budgetary constraints.

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What is Access Control?

Access control systems offer a variety of solutions to allow the free flow of authorised personnel through secured premises while denying entry to unauthorised persons. Obviously being able to control who enter a building through either main access and egress routes is essential, however this is a very small part of the huge potential offered by access control systems offer.

For example, any prohibited areas such as a Director’s office, stock room or IT server room may require increased security, in addition to protecting staff from unwanted visitors. However, more sophisticated systems are now commonplace which allow access control systems to integrate seamlessly into time and attendance systems, or even into on-site vending machines and cafeterias!

What is Access Control?

Access Control solutions can be either standalone or PC-based, the latter giving you centralised administration and real-time control of your security function.

Access Control Systems

Modern Access Control solutions, such as Paxton’s excellent Net2 product, offer not only control of entry and exit points in your building, but they can also be used for the following:

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  • Time and attendance
  • Intruder alarm integration (the alarm automatically unsets upon presentation of specific cards/fobs)
  • View IP camera images
  • Control lighting and heating – reducing your carbon footprint and energy usage)
  • Lift control
  • Use site graphics to view plans of your buildings with real time information on door status
  • Open doors remotely
  • Connect multiple buildings and remote sites to centralised systems, making management far simpler
  • Use site graphics to view plans of your buildings with real time information on door status

Paxton Access Control

Metroline Security have extensive experience at installing and maintaining Paxton access control solutions. We have installed Paxton Net2 into many sites throughout Kent and South East England, whether for multi-site organisations with centralised control, single buildings with dozens of doors, or less complex requirements.

As well as standalone access control for single door applications, we install PC-based networked systems to control multiple doors (across multiple sites if required). In this way, access can be granted by numeric code, proximity card/fob, hands-free tokens, or biometrics.

A key benefit of Paxton’s Net2 solution is that tokens or users can be barred instantly, or access to specific doors can be amended as required. Furthermore, different access rights can be created for different groups or departments, making the Net2 system easy to manage and control access throughout the building.

As well as strong reporting, roll call and time and attendance benefits, Paxton access control also integrates into fire systems, security, or even lighting, heating and power to seamlessly manage your building and save money on energy usage.

Paxton Access Control Systems

Paxton10 is based on powerful technology and has been designed to be automatically field upgradeable as additional functionality is added over time. The architecture of the system has been designed with simplicity at its core.

Types of Access Control

Access Control Maintenance

Metroline Security maintain and repair access control system throughout Kent and the South East. Although access control does not require a huge amount of servicing or maintenance, we recommend that the following is carried out:

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  • Check cables for wear and tear.
  • Ensure that cables are dressed properly.
  • Ensure no loose wiring at connectors and cable entry points.
  • Check all glands, seals and connectors on external equipment.
  • Ensure that system provides adequate protection (i.e. PIN numbers changed, obsolete users deactivated, etc.).
  • Check reader timings.
  • Check door magnets and closers and adjust if necessary.
  • Check integration with other systems and triggering of fire alarm.
  • Replace scratch reader covers.
  • Check software operation.
  • Ensure that premises are appropriately protected and existing door access controls are sufficient.

Impartial Advice

Whatever type of system you require, whether you need a consultation and advice on access control at the design stage, or effective solutions to an existing security problem, we will put our expertise at your disposal to ensure that you get the right system for your requirements and budgetary constraints.

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