In this article, we run through the different types of access control systems for businesses. More and more businesses are now looking at ways to improve and secure access to and from their premises.
The different types of access control systems business invest in are:
- Video intercom and video door entry
- Audio intercom
- IP intercom
- Card and fob access systems
The Different Types of Access Control Systems
When it comes to the different types of access control systems, there are many.
Businesses invest in access entry systems to provide secure access to, from, and around their premises.
The different types of access control systems we cover in this article are:
- IP Intercom
- Video Intercom and Video Door Entry
- Audio Intercom
- Card and Fob Access Systems
IP Intercom Systems
IP intercom systems are growing in popularity for companies committed to providing secure access to, from, and around their building.
Why choose IP intercom for your business?
There are a huge range of benefits IP Intercom systems for businesses including:
- Peace of mind
- Data capture (site visitors)
- Performance & quality
- Scalability – adding more intercoms to the system
- Company image
Both video and audio intercom systems can operate easily over IP.
IP intercom systems can be used:
- Externally – at outside access points such as the car park gate, entry doors and more
- Internally – to restrict access to certain areas of the building such as server rooms, areas holding petty cash and more
Whether you’re considering a video door entry or an audio intercom system, we would highly recommend an IP based solution.
Our IP intercom partners
Here at Safeguard Systems, we work with a range of IP intercom system manufacturers including:
Here are some useful links to their product pages:
IP Intercom systems – related reading
If you’re in the process of researching your options, here are some helpful links:
Video Intercom and Video Door Entry
Video door entry systems offer an additional layer of security for a business.
With video intercom, you get to see who’s at the door before letting them in.
The security systems are the perfect option for a range of businesses and organisations including:
- Office based businesses
- Warehouses and factories
- Doctors surgeries
- Gyms and more
Why choose video intercom for your business?
- Video door entry systems are a fantastic way to:
- Restrict access, and manage the flow of visitors to and from a business premises
- Provide security and peace of mind to reception staff
- Impress visitors – no need to leave them waiting in the rain whilst someone runs down to let them in
- Manage health and safety
Our Video Intercom Partners
Here at Safeguard Systems, we work with a range of video intercom system manufacturers including:
Paxton – Video Door Entry Systems
Paxton has a range of video intercom systems for businesses.
Their video doorbell systems, either come as a stand alone piece of kit or as part of their Net2 access control system.
For businesses looking for an easy-to-manage, cost-effective intercom system, we full recommend Paxton.
If you’re currently looking into your video intercom options, you can find out more about Paxton’s solution below.
Hikvision Video Intercom
Like Paxton, Hikvision offers a range of video intercom solutions, covering a multitude of requirements and budgets.
If you are currently researching your requirements, below are some links to Hikvision’s video intercom systems:
Videx Video Intercom
Another manufacturer we work with is Videx.
Videx has a range of video intercom systems for businesses.
If you are currently researching your requirements, below are some links to Videx’s video intercom systems.
Video Intercom Systems – Related Reading
If you would like to read more around the subject of video intercom, below are a couple of recent articles.
Audio Intercom Systems
Audio intercoms are an effective form of access control for businesses looking to secure access to, from, and around their site.
There is a current assumption that the rise of video intercom, has diminished the need for audio-only intercoms.
Whilst video intercom systems are currently very popular, audio intercom still plays a vital role in many businesses’ security systems.
Why choose audio intercom systems?
The way in which these security systems are implemented can vary.
Normally they include:
- Door access and security situations
- 1-2-1 communication
- Integrating with public address systems
- GSM or LTE intercom systems are the perfect choices for sites in remote locations, where cabling and connectivity is an issue
Like many access control and door entry systems, audio intercoms can be integrated with other security systems including:
- CCTV systems
- Security alarms
- Gated access control systems
Our Audio Intercom Partners
If you’re interested in learning more about the range of audio intercom systems, Safeguard Systems can install, here are some helpful links.
Keyless Door Entry Systems – Card and Fob
Keyless door entry systems are a secure means for a business to control access to and from its building and premises.
These systems either use a:
- Mobile phone
Why choose keyless door entry systems for your business?
Keyless door entry systems help businesses negate the risks of staff losing office door keys and the associated costs of replacing them.
If a key is lost, the business may need to replace the door locks too.
More expense and worry.
In addition to being lost, keys can be cloned creating additional security risks for a business.
Keyless door access systems can be programmed allowing you to know who is in the building and where they are located.
You can use these systems to monitor staff :
There are various uses for keyless door entry systems:
- External – at the office front door, entry gate, or external facilities such as bin stores
- Internal – to allow and restrict access to certain areas and monitor who is where in the building. This could be server rooms, meeting rooms, and offices where expensive equipment or cash is kept
Our Keyless Door Entry Partner – Paxton Access
Here are Safeguard Systems, our recommended keyless door access system is Paxton.
There are two core systems we recommend to businesses.
- Paxton Net2 – for fob, audio, and video door entry
- Paxton 10 – for companies looking to use mobile phones as the access token (via bluetooth connectivity).
Here are some helpful links to the Paxton website.
Keyless Door Entry Systems – Related Reading
If you are currently researching your keyless door entry options here are some links to articles we have written on the subject.
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