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What is Access Control?

What is access control? Access Control is a method of allowing staff or visitors to gain entry to their permitted doors or areas. For more flexibility, we can choose when they are allowed.

Managing large numbers of keys and cost of administration can be a major problem. Keys can be easily lost or stolen or duplicated, and on leaving employment, employees often fail to return them or visitors taking them off site. Securing premises, assets and protecting staff remains an issue for any company.

Timpson Locksmiths can provide quality electronic door access and entry solutions for your business. We can deal with your basic Access Control needs from single door entry keypads and proximity readers to PC based door systems. Timpson locksmiths have been trained on the industry leading Access security products.

Our locksmiths can quote, install and maintain a door entry system or carry out repair work to an existing installation.

A well designed and installed system will mean that you can run your business with far greater efficiency and better security.

Access Control

Access control is about controlling access of staff or visitors to specific areas within your premises. Instead of the usual lock and key method, access control secures your building electronically. Access control systems can make the most of keypads / proximity devices and readers instead of locks and keys.

As an operator, you say how Who, Where and When personnel have access to.

To gain entry, personnel can use either PIN numbers, Proximity cards and fobs, or for a more secure option, use the combination of RFID Proximity & PIN. These systems provide ease of use for low traffic areas or high levels of flexibility over security in heavy traffic locations such as shops hotels and offices.

Access Technology

Applying only quality equipment, keypads, access card, tokens or fobs. With systems offering increased functionality than ever before, organisations now use access solutions to provide identity verification, time management and use the database for their employee information and assets.

Using an access control, changes to personnel are now immediate. Access permissions to temporary contractors or visitors can be adjusted to allow access to specific doors at specific times and even specific days. Lost or misplaced tokens or cards can be barred or deleted quickly without any further security risk.

Operator privileges can be granted to users with the necessary permissions to administer the Access System. A change to an operator’s privileges has the ability to only allow them to control certain areas of the system and users relevant to them.

Why choose access control instead of locks?

  • Convenient to use
keypad lock
  • Flexibility – Control who goes where
  • Keeping your building secure
  • 24 hour protection
  • Energy saving, money saving
  • Central control – managing the system
  • Event reporting -tells you who is where and when
  • Email and text alerts
  • Design your own ID cards
  • Link with your CCTV system
  • Link with your fire alarm
  • Extra security with smart and simple door entry systems


Access control security options

•    Mechanical Codelock / Digilock Access Control
•    Stand alone battery operated locking mechanisms
•    Stand alone electronic access control
•    PC Based Access Control

Timpson Maintenance

Timpson Locksmiths can also provide a maintenance schedule for your equipment to ensure it remains in good order.

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Contact us

Access Control Specialist Phil Taylor is happy to help.