Electronic Access Control
Access control systems are electronic security solutions that are installed to manage the flow of people into, around and out of buildings. The three primary functions of access control systems are to monitor the locations of individuals within a building, control where individuals are able to gain access and manage individual user permissions to ensure that access is granted to the correct individual to the correct areas at the correct times.
ADT offers a full range of access control products from core components to peripheral devices. A complete access control portfolio enables us to offer a complete solution design tailored to address our individual customer needs. Our core access control range can be classified into three distinct system types.
Basic access control security alarm systems are typically installed to protect a single door and include audio entry systems, video entry systems or keypad/PIN devices. The main applications for this system type are front or rear doors to premises e.g. residential blocks of flats, small offices or offices with un-manned receptions and schools.
Standalone access control systems comprise of a small network of card readers controlled by local door controllers. These systems are suitable for one or two door installations within small offices, building sites, schools or retail units.
Networked or PC-based access control systems comprise of a front-end PC connected to a network of door controllers and card readers. These systems are most suitable for multi-door and/or multi-site installations within larger offices, industrial units, warehouses, hospitals and universities.
Breadth of Solutions
Access Control Systems
Stand-alone systems offer protection on single or multiple door installations. The deployment of this system allows for expansion as your business and the number of cardholders grow.
Visitor Management Systems
ADT's visitor management solutions help manage and streamline front desk functions and provide a full record of visitor data together with advanced analytic functions.
Identity Management Solutions
ADT's identity management software enables identity card production. This enhancement to an access control system makes it easy to recognise unauthorised people in secure areas. Cards can be produced on-site and used to clearly identify visitors, contractors, temporary and permanent staff.
Smart Cards and Biometric Access Control
Smart card technology enables users to carry a single card with a multitude of uses, such as access control, cashless vending or to manage secure PC sign-on. Biometric solutions use a person's unique characteristics such as a fingerprint, to determine access, providing a high level of security as the access credentials are difficult to replicate.
Multiple Site Integrated Access Control Solutions
ADT offers a range of access control solutions that are easily integrated with other security systems (CCTV and Intruder) as well as with other business applications. With an integrated solution, the access control system becomes the hub or focal point of an organisations electronic security infrastructure.
Time and Attendance Systems
Time and attendance software provides the ability to record employee on and off site times. Integrated with the access control system, the time and attendance software processes the employee transactions and provides data for payroll processing.
Guard Tour Systems
Guard tour monitoring software is used to store logs of the rounds made by security employees. The software monitors the tours made, to ensure the correct tour patterns are followed and are completed within the pre-defined time frame. The guard tour system will generate alarms for any tour anomalies or failures.
Video and Audio Door Entry Systems
ADT offers a range of basic access control systems that can be used on single or multiple door installations. This range of products includes audio and video entry phone systems as well as key pad based solutions.
Access Control Technology
Selecting the correct technology is critical to the operation of the access control system and to providing the desired level of security. Organisations must balance the convenience with the security .
Smartcard Technology - Rapidly becoming the technology of choice, smartcards are extending the use of access control credentials beyond physical access. Using smartcards, one card can be used to gain access to a premises, to securely sign onto a PC and to purchase goods (cashless vending).
Biometric Technology - Biometric factors such as fingerprints are very difficult to replicate or share as they are unique to each individual. As such, inclusion of biometric technology into an access control solution will help to increase system security.
Although access control systems are primarily concerned with granting/denying access at doors, their application extends further. Addition of software can increase the functionality of an access control system.
Identity & Badging Solutions - Addition of a card printer to an access control system enables businesses to print their own access control cards. This instantly transforms cards into an identity badge, helping to improve premises security and identify authorised personnel.
Time & Attendance - Door transaction data is a standard output of an access control system, but can be used in conjunction with Time and Attendance software, door transaction data can be used to automate payroll processes.
Security System Integration - Utilising common data formats, access control systems can be integrated with intruder and CCTV systems to increase the security of premises.
Benefits of ADT's Access Control Systems
Protect premises and staff. For enhanced protection, integrate access control with other security systems e.g. intruder and CCTV.
Access control systems from ADT can do more than open doors. Fully utilise your access system capability to improve ROI.
The complete range of ADT products means that we can tailor a solution to meet your needs whatever your business type, size and expected growth forecast.
Regular service and maintenance visits will maintain the security level provided by your access control system and will keep you updated of new functionality available.