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Access Control  Unique Electrical Solutions can install all types of Access Control Systems. Installing the correct Access Control solution for you will help provide protection to your employees, visitors, stock and your property.  What is Access Control? Access Control Systems are electronic security systems that are designed and installed to provide protection against any unwanted visitors into a property but allow free movement and entry for authorised users.  Where there is frequent personnel traffic, for example. In simple terms, Access Control Systems provide control of entry (or exit) through nominated doors via a control panel or some form of electric locking facility. They can be as simple or as advanced as you desire, but in each case the solution will always provide an easy passage for permitted persons around the building. They are simple to use and reassuring. Door access control is an affordable option with real benefits: You can check all callers before you open your door!Ideal for the elderly or anyone who lives alone.Offices, factories, residential and nursing homes or lone workers. In fact wherever control of access is important!   Types of Access Control & Door Entry Technology So, how does a authorised user open the door that has access control? There are essentially Four main types of systems used, they are:   PIN Code Entry: One of the most common types of Access Control is the keypad system orPIN code entry. This can be a Mechanical Pushbutton Lock or an Electronic Keypad with a series of numbered push buttons, connected to the lock release mechanism. The user simply keys in the code. Card-swipe Readers: The user has an encoded card, a bit like a credit card.The entry point will have an associated card readerthrough which the user simply "swipes" the card through to gain entry. Proximity Readers: As before the user of the system carries a card or a tag, but instead of having to swipe the card, the user simply presents the card or tag up to a reader, which typically will see the card at about 100mm distance, making this a non-contact and faster method of entry. Biometric Readers: The above methods do require a card or tag to be carried by the user; the obvious disadvantage is they can get stolen or lost by the user. But there are systems available that will allow you to use the human characteristics of an individual to clearly identify permitted access. Biometric readers can store different geometric patterns such as finger prints or a retina scan both of which are unique to that one individual who you are giving access permission to. Video Doorphone Systems: These impressive units allows the you to actually see the caller at the door or point of entry, speak with them via the hand set and built in microphone, before you let them in to the premises. We also provide External Gate entry systems.  When planning an Access Control System, you may want to consider the following: How many and where are the entry/exit points.The desired level of security.A method of operation.Access for the disabled.Interface with other systems e.g. Fire alarms, CCTV system or Intruder alarm.  Unique Electrical Solutions will tailor your Access Control System to suits your needs. For more information please call us or to arrange a FREE survey use our online request form