Access Control Systems work to create a secure environment where specific rooms, areas or even whole buildings are only accessible by authorised personnel.


Access rights are granted by the system administrator who can permit access to each user on a door by door basis; allowing or restricting individual personnel access to specific areas as required by their job roles.


Fully networked access control systems such as the Paxton Net2 and Stanley access control solutions use advanced software, allowing the administrator to instantly update individual permissions on a temporary or ongoing basis (or even the removal of access privileges completely if required), across any number of sites on a local, regional, national or even international basis; and all at the click of a button.


If an individual’s PIN code, password, proximity fobs or cards have been lost, forgotten or misplaced, then all access rights to those original credentials can be instantly withdrawn across all sites via the one central database; and where appropriate new ones can be issued.


With 20 years experience of installing, networking and integrating a range of security, fire, communications and life safety systems on a wide range of projects across the UK, The Thompson Group have a wealth of knowledge, skills and understanding of how to achieve operational and cost efficiencies for clients and their end users through the use of networked systems.


Some benefits of fully networked and integrated systems include:

  • integration of access control with the CCTV system to protect schools or other organisations from unwanted visitors
  • providing keyless access to remote facilities through facial recognition software
  • integration of the fire alarm with the access control system, allowing free circulation along escape routes in the event of a fire alarm activation.

To find out more about how these or related benefits could add value to your organisation, why not give The Thompson Group a call.