Access Control

Having true access control for your business doesn't only mean preventing access to high security areas. It also means ensuring that employees and visitors can gain access to the areas needed at the right times with minimal barriers. Having effective access control systems in place is one of the most reliable ways to protect your business, property, and company information. PAconnect Security can design and install an access control solution that allows people get to where they are needed at the right times, while also preventing unauthorized access to restricted areas.

Controlling Access Throughout Your Facility:

We understand that you need to regulate movement throughout your facility – you need to let the right people in and keep the wrong people out when it matters most. Access control systems provided by PAconnect give you an audit trail and documentation of who was in what parts of your facility, and when. Plus, you can even utilize security data from your access control system to gain situational awareness for your business. In addition to this added insight, electronic access control helps avoid the need for key management, as cards can be reprogrammed as needed.

Options for Access Control System Integration:

PAconnect provides multiple options when it comes to managing your access control system. Depending on your solution, we can provide either a software- or web-based management application, which your team can use to easily manage your access system. Or, PAconnect can handle the administration of your access control system for you including administering your badging and cardholder database, managing door lock schedules, and providing activity/exception reports as needed.

Access Control System Possibilities are Endless:

With PAconnect your access control solution will be installed by our highly skilled security technicians, your system will be both highly effective and easily managed to ensure the proper flow of people throughout your building and the security of your business, employees, and property.

Top Features Asked For By Our Customers

Timing – Lets you set specified times when a door should lock and unlock. Particularly useful for doors that are open to the public at some times but only to employees at others. Allows employees set time windows for access.

Tracking – Computerized access control system will do some basic tracking of usage. Such as time in/out. Access granted/denied. Track attendance.

Battery Backup – Keeps your premises secure for hours, even during a power failure.

Template Layouts – Allowing you create a graphic blueprint of your building and point and click your way around to change permissions for different doors.

Badge Printing – A specialized printer so you can create new cards as needed, with or without photos to gain access.


Q) How would you describe access control?

A) At its core access control is a method of electronically limiting entry to certain locations in order to improve security and better manage employee and visitor access at single or multiple sites.

However, access control has developed beyond this traditional security viewpoint. For example, modern systems increase operational efficiencies and reduce costs by enabling integration with a large variety of workforce products and solutions.

Q) How does access control work?

A) To gain access to a restricted area, users will have to present their credentials - usually in the form of an access card - to identify themselves and enter a building or room.

It’s often a simple solution, but it performs the vital task of safely controlling entry to sensitive locations. When you consider the requirement of manufacturing facilities, commercial buildings, schools, educational campuses, leisure stadiums, amusement parks, retail shopping outlets and many more, the role of access control becomes critical.

Q) What is biometric access control?

A) Biometric access control is a developing technology that relies on human characteristics like fingerprint scanning and facial recognition to work alongside or replace traditional means of access.

The advantages of biometrics are pushing the technology forward rapidly. For example, with cards, codes or PINs you can never be completely certain of who has access to the card or who uses the code to gain entry. With biometrics you can be certain that only the intended user is given access, resulting in reduced loss and increased accountability.

Q) What happens if an access card is lost or stolen?

A) The most important thing is that the card holder reports the card lost. Once this has happened, the card can be rendered useless by having access revoked in the central database. The access control system will also be able to tell if and where the card has been used to attempt to gain access since it had been lost.

Q) Can access cards be used at more than one location?

A) Yes, they can. This is something that we are often asked at TouchStar. Many organisations work across several sites and this can lead to the unnecessary accumulation of access cards given to staff, who then have the job of carrying around a handful of cards. But with some smart planning it is possible to have multiple locations on one access card.

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