Access control systems are a critical aspect of physical security and are used to restrict and monitor access to buildings, rooms, or other secure areas. These systems enable organisations to manage and control who has access to their facilities, equipment, and sensitive information. Access control systems can vary in complexity, ranging from a simple lock and key system to a sophisticated network of devices that use biometric data, card readers, and other advanced technologies to authenticate and authorise individuals. The implementation of an access control system can help organisations improve security, reduce risk, and increase efficiency by automating access management processes. In this era of heightened security concerns, access control systems have become an essential tool for businesses, government agencies, healthcare facilities, and other organisations that prioritise the safety and security of their people and assets.
At Securafen, we can offer a complete range of solutions for businesses across the UK looking to up their security and automate access. So let’s talk through the wide range of effective solutions available to you, beginning with fencing.
There’s no point having a system installed if anyone can bypass the systems, and one of the biggest mistakes some companies can make is having a easily scalable fence, or even gap in the fence where someone can get through. This of course only applies if you’re wanting to secure an outdoor facility or area. Our commercial fencing range is great, with a perfect choice for any industry including defence, schools & education, hospitals, business parks, and more.
With the exterior now secure, let’s talk more about points of entry. Physical access control is for both vehicles and pedestrians, with options like RFID access cards, ANPR cameras for automated barriers, turnstiles and more effective access control systems.
Access control smart cards, or RFID cards are a great way to issue employee or guest passes with the ability for card readers to be set up on most doors and entryways. These cards, work with access control software which your company can manage to escalate and remove access to areas at any point in time.
Security turnstiles are another great solution to manage entry, particularly for areas that may experience peak traffic times and need to manage bottlenecks to filter people through. Turnstiles can help count entry numbers and keep pedestrian traffic flowing at a manageable rate. Often made from metal components they are durable solutions that last longer with no real technology involved, keeping things simple but effective.
For types of access control for vehicles, we can offer a range of automated barriers, bollards, and security posts. Ranging from standard duty purposes through to advanced security featured bollards and posts. Typically used for car parks and private areas for vehicles, barriers can be triggered using RFID readers or by ANPR to allow access. Bollards and posts tend to be fitted in shared areas with both pedestrians and vehicles, as they take up a smaller form factor being vertical, rather than horizontal. Bollards, when activated, are telescopic and retract down into the ground to allow vehicles past.