IONU provides you with a custom designed IP access control services in Manchester for your business or home. Access control offers a secure, convenient, flexible and cost effective way of controlling who has access to your building and when that access is allowed. This is now the go-to method of ensuring complete control over who has access to your building or the restricted areas of your site. Conventional keys and locks also do this however, so what are the advantages of electronic access control systems?
The inconvenience of replacing locks and keys do not exist when you have access control installed – instead of going through the expense of calling out a locksmith you can void individual key cards or fobs via any PC or Smartphone you have the software installed on. If cards or fobs are lost, stolen or unreturned you can bar them from allowing future entry quickly and with ease. There is no danger whatsoever of having your keys copied with access control.
It is common for businesses and buildings that have security for the locks to be left open during working hours for practicality. The inherent danger in this lax security is that property and staff are at risk from opportunist theft and vandalism. When you have access control installed each door that closes (interior and exterior) automatically locks, protecting the interests and assets of your business. Anybody without the correct card or fob is unable to enter. Time delays on the door lock can be set according to the customer’s specifications (e.g. A shorter time span on an exterior door stops illicit intruders slipping in, whereas a longer delay on interior door locks allows users with heavier loads or larger groups to pass through.)
Access control can be integrated into photographic ID cards, serving the dual purpose of ensuring that the user always has it on their person and avoids fraudulent users or potential impostors gaining access.
There is a flexibility offered by access control over users’ access rights. For example, all staff may gain access to the main door of a building, but restrictions may be put in place for internal areas depending on which members of staff need to be there. Different levels of access can also be applied on a time of day basis, meaning that members of staff that work in the evening (e.g. cleaning operatives) may not have the same access as those that work in the day.
For safety purposes, the locks using access control can be integrated with your fire alarm – in the event of an emergency all locks open automatically, allowing safe exit for those inside the building. We operate across Manchester and are on hand to help you with all your Access Control needs for both domestic and commercial clients.