What size of system do you need?
- How many and which doors need to be fitted with devices?
- Will each one have a standalone system or will there be a connected network?
- How will all the components of the system be controlled and coordinated?
- Will you require tracking and auditing of who enters and when?'
- Do you want to patch the security system in to closed circuit television, fire and other alarm systems?
- Are backups necessary for your system in case of power failure?
- Do you need security lighting too?
- How will you identify authorized people?
- What kind of locks do you want on the doors? Would you prefer one or several of the below:
- biometric sensors (fingerprint or photo ID)
- proximity cards
- swipe cards
- electronic keys
- You can also have combinations of these for added security.
How many authorized users will there be?
- How and where will authorized people get in?
- Can they exit freely or do they need ID again to get out? And what about emergency exits?
- Will employees or visitors be irritated having to constantly be identified?
COMBINATION TRANSPONDER KEYS (FOR PIN TUMBLER LOCKS)
These are like modern car keys that operate remotely. One key can be used on any non-critical doors coded to their transponder.
STANDALONE DIGITAL LOCK
This is an all-in-one system for each door. Therefore they can be installed quickly. They are powered by replaceable batteries. Also you have a choice of different unlocking methods such as fingerprint or photo, keypad, cards, etc. Multiple users can be accommodated. However you may find this type of system unsuitable if you want a distributed network for multiple entry points.
Lighting at night plays an important role In addition to physical barriers and door entry security systems. It can deter intruders. However studies have shown that intruders can also benefit from security lighting! Not only does it help them see what they are doing. Also potential witnesses may not detect that something's wrong, due to the general bright light. In addition, witnesses may find it hard to see what's going on because of glare from security lights.
Below are some guidelines to address these problems and optimize security lighting. You can discuss these with us while considering your whole security system.
- Careful design, shielding and placement of lighting to reduce glare
- Use multiple, moderately powered lamps instead of one big one. This will reduce glare. And it will also provide more even lighting and backup should one fail.
- Coordinate the placement of lights with the cameras of closed circuit television.
- Protect lights and their power lines and supply from tampering and vandalism.
- Use infrared sensors that trip lights to come on so that intruders know they are detected. In addition, witnesses are alerted immediately. The sensors can also activate an alarm sound.
NETWORKED ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM
Networks are ideal for large businesses including ones that may have multiple locations. You can manage your security from one point with a networked system. Your control of the settings for each door, swipe card, key card, biometric sensor, keypad, electronic key, etc is done over the network. Therefore you can also keep an audit of the comings and goings of users.