Controlled access to buildings or specific areas
Restrict access to specific users
Access systems for tenement blocks or shared dwellings
Proximity card/tag systems
Fingerprint or retinal scanning systems
Installation of automatic doors
To define access control in it's simplest terms – it is a means of controlling the access of a certain building or area to restricted members of the public or members of staff.
In a domestic situation, it is usually tenement blocks or shared dwellings that benefit from a standard door entry system. These panels are available in vandal-resistant materials and can be labelled with each tenant's name or number. A more sophisticated level of access can be obtained by using a video door entry system, where callers can be visually identified before they are allowed to enter the premises.
On a commercial basis, it is often important for companies to control access to the main building or certain areas of the building for key or authorised personnel. Depending on the particular requirements of the organisation, a bespoke system can be designed and installed to use a combination of proximity or controlled access. These can all be linked to a PC for optimum control.
Health clubs and leisure organisations have used proximity systems to great effect. Members can be assured of a private and exclusive environment without the need for static security. Ex-members can be denied entry by their details beng removed from the system. The club can gather valuable information about peak times and members movements – this aids staff deployment and improves efficiency and service for the members.
DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT: AUTOMATIC DOORS
In 2004 the Disability Discrimination Act required all service providers (businesses and organisations) to ''make reasonable adjustments to the physical features of their premises to overcome physical barriers to access.'' Claymore can advise and assist with the installation of automatic doors to comply with this requirement.