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Commercial Access Control Systems
469, 000 UK businesses experienced crime in 2023, most of which were theft, burglary, and vandalism. Surprisingly, though, just 5% of businesses have installed commercial access control systems, and only 1% have security gates and/or barriers on their premises.
Crimes against commercial companies cost UK business owners millions every year. But, many can be avoided by installing the right security measures. Our cutting-edge access control solutions are designed to provide businesses of all sizes with comprehensive security. That way, you can ensure that only authorised personnel can enter designated areas and control access via a commercial intercom system.
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What are Commercial Access Control Systems?
Commercial access control systems are advanced security solutions that manage and restrict access to buildings, rooms, and specific areas within your commercial premises. They can protect important data, equipment, and of course, people.
These systems replace traditional lock and key mechanisms with digital credentials, such as key cards, biometrics, or mobile apps, to grant or deny access to authorised individuals. They offer a more flexible, efficient, and secure way to manage entry points while providing an audit trail of all access events.
Benefits of Commercial Access Control Systems
Installing an access control system can offer your business a number of benefits. These include:
- Enhanced security: Protect your business, employees, and assets from unauthorised access and intruders. Control who enters your premises and when they can do so.
- Improved convenience: Eliminate the need for physical keys and simplify access management. Easily add or revoke access for employees and visitors, even remotely.
- Custom access levels: Assign different access levels and permissions to employees, ensuring they can only enter authorised areas, improving overall security.
- Audit trail: Keep track of all access events and generate reports, enhancing accountability and aiding in investigations if necessary.
- Integration: Integrate access control with other security systems, such as surveillance cameras and alarms, for a comprehensive security solution.
- Cost-effective: Reduce the costs associated with rekeying locks and managing physical keys. Access control systems are a long-term, cost-effective solution.
- Scalability: Easily scale your access control system as your business grows, accommodating new employees, locations, or access points.
- Remote management: Manage and monitor your access control system from anywhere using a web-based interface or mobile app.
- Visitor management: Streamline visitor access by issuing temporary credentials or QR codes, ensuring a seamless check-in process.
Types of Commercial Security Systems
There is a wide range of commercial security systems to choose from, depending on your access needs, number of entry points, and budget. Here are some of the most common types to consider.
- Card-based access control: This solution uses proximity or smart cards to grant access to your property. These work well for small to large offices, hospitals, or government buildings.
- Keypad access control: This is a simple and cost-effective solution that asks users to enter a PIN code to unlock a door or gate. It’s an ideal option for businesses with moderate security needs, such as a warehouse or retailer.
- Biometric door entry: These systems use unique physical traits like facial recognition, fingerprints, or retinal scans to verify identity and grant access. As such, it’s a great solution for high-security facilities like labs or data centres.
- Key fob entry systems: Users scan a key fob to gain access to a building or area. This is a convenient solution for hotels or gated communities.
- Perimeter security: These systems use motion sensors and barriers to protect the perimeter of your premises. As a result, they’re ideal for industrial facilities, warehouses, or any commercial building that needs high external security.
- Lift access control: This type of solution limits access to specific floors or authorised zones in a building. Therefore, it’s a good option for high-rise offices, government buildings, or financial institutions.
Our Commercial Access Control Services
Choosing the best commercial access control provider is paramount in protecting the security of your business. What’s more, the right team of professionals will give you peace of mind and guide you through every step of the process.
Robinsons FS offers a range of services tailored to meet your specific security needs. Our expert team is always on hand to answer your questions and ensure your system is meeting your needs. Here’s what you can expect from us:
Step 1: Consultation
Our experts will assess your business’s unique security requirements and recommend the right access control system for you.
Step 2: Installation
We provide professional installation services, ensuring your access control system is set up correctly and ready to use.
Step 3: Integration
We’ll seamlessly integrate your access control solution with your existing security infrastructure for comprehensive protection.
Step 4: Training
We offer training for your staff to ensure they can effectively manage and operate the access control system.
Step 5: Maintenance and Support
Our team provides ongoing maintenance and support to keep your system running smoothly and address any issues promptly. We offer planned preventative maintenance services to ensure your access control systems are regularly checked.
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Reach out to Robinsons Facilities Services today to find out more about our installation, maintenance, and emergency call-out services. We operate across the UK.
Commercial Access Control Systems FAQs
NCP 109 is the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Code relating to the design, installation, and maintenance of commercial access control systems.
Some examples include key locks, fences, biometric door entry, keycards, motion detectors, badge systems, keyless entry systems, RFID access control, and more.
There are several factors to consider when selecting the right commercial security system for your business. These include:
- your specific needs
- size of the premises
- number of employees
- level of security you require
That’s why it’s always best to consult with a professional security company that can assess your needs and recommend the best solution.
At Robinsons Facilities Services, our team of professionals will work with you to advise on the optimal access control system for your commercial property. We’ll conduct a thorough consultation and guide you through every step of the process, from installation to training to maintenance. So you can have the peace of mind that your premises are secure.
The cost of installing access control software in the UK can vary depending on the type of system, the scope of the project, and the specific features you need. As such, you will need to consult with an access control company for a quote.
To give you a general idea, here are some rough estimates:
- Basic standalone access control systems for a small office typically start at around £300 – £900.
- Mid-range systems with multiple entry points, integrations with other security software, and card readers tend to cost anywhere from £1,200 upwards.
- Solutions for large enterprises (with features such as biometric readers and video integration) can range from £10,000 to £50,000 onwards.
It’s also important to factor in ongoing maintenance costs. These can start from just a couple of hundred pounds per year up to several thousand. As such, we recommend discussing these additional fees with the security company before installation.
Like all commercial security systems, commercial access control software requires regular upkeep. For example, you will need to perform regular software updates, hardware inspections, and testing of access points. Service providers such as Robinsons Facilities Services provide maintenance contracts to ensure your solution stays in top condition.