Access Control Systems

About Electronic Access Control

Electronic Access Control
swipe card

What do we mean by electronic access control? Systems where a fob or swipe card, pictured, are used in conjunction with a card reader to gain access to the premises.

Access control is a matter of who, where and when. An access control system determines who is allowed to enter or exit, where they are allowed to exit or enter, and when they are allowed to enter. Historically, this has been accomplished through mechanical lock and key systems.

Although lock and key systems have the ability to offer a high level of security, they can not be set up to restrict user access to specific times and dates.  More importantly, keys do not provide records or audit trails of when and where the key was used, and can easily be transferred to an unauthorised person. Electronic access control solves these problems.

 

Cost of Electronic Access vs Lock & Key Systems

In the past 2-3 years, electronic access control has reduced significantly, such that the difference in cost between lock and key systems and electronic access control has drastically reduced. This is not only due to the decrease in cost to manufacture the components, but also as a result of the introduction of wireless and battery powered access control systems such as Salto. This is why it is now an affordable option for residential homeowners, large corporations and everything in between.

 

The Benchmark in Access Control

We believe Salto is leading the way… and here’s why.

  • The end user has complete control over the system.
  • Use Wi-Fi technology to update lock permissions.
  • Very little cabling required which makes retrofitting to existing buildings easy and low cost.
  • Installation time is less than half of a typical install for cabled products.
  • Ability to lock down selected areas/buildings at the click of a mouse.
  • Blacklist/Cancel cards within seconds.
  • Live audit trail.
  • All software and training included.

Read more about Salto and their Salto KS options.

What system will work best for me?

We have packages to suit 1 door right up to 1,000,000 doors. The application of the system and your needs from it, will determine the right access system for you.  With so many options available today, ensure you are made aware of the range of systems available and ensure your chosen system meets all of your needs.

For an obligation free quote, or advice on what’s available for your setup, feel free to call and talk to one of our experts.

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