Door Access Control System Bedfordshire

Door Access Control System Bedfordshire

Door Access Control System Bedfordshire

Securing Your Bedfordshire Business With a Door Access Control System

Looking for an effective and efficient way to manage secure entry to your Bedfordshire business premises? A door access control system is a great solution no matter the size or location of your site. There’s just one drawback; choosing the right system for your business will involve wading through techy language – so here’s the 1st Choice Security Systems guide.


What is a Door Access Control System?

It’s a system that requires identification of some kind to open. The code may be numerical, or an electronic locking system that requires an electronic pass to open. The ‘reader’ in the lock uses encoded radio waves to recognise legitimate passes and unlock. An electronic system is operated via a computer which can override the locks in operation and keeps track of everyone who has been issued with a pass.

Different Kinds of Door Access Control

There are different ways to secure the access points in your Bedfordshire business, dependent on your specific requirements. The three most common options are:

1. Pin Code

This is the simplest and most low tech door access control system available. A pin code is tapped into the keypad in order to gain access. The main problem with this form of security is management of the code. It will need to be changed regularly (we would recommend once a month), but there will still be leakage as people can easily share it.

2. Proximity Access

A key card or fob connects with the ‘reader’ and access is granted. In this case the ‘code’ is issued, in the same way that a key would be. If the card, or fob is lost, its access rights can easily be retracted to avoid misuse. Access of this kind can be shared, but the risk is lower than with a verbal code.

3. Biometric Access

Biometric systems collect and record biological data such as fingerprints or eye scans, and these are the method of identification. The reader will match the data on record with the person seeking access. This is a highly secure form of security access, but it requires a robust data protection system and ongoing management.

Which System Should You Choose?

Wondering which door access control system would suit your Bedfordshire business? 1st Choice Security Systems is happy to provide you with detailed guidance and advice. We can run a free security audit on your business premises in order to determine:

  • Where your security vulnerabilities are
  • What level of security is required for your business
  • Which door access control system to choose

About 1st Choice Security Systems

1st Choice Security Systems is located in Bedfordshire and has been providing door access control systems to Bedfordshire businesses since 2006. We can also install CCTV cameras and intruder alarms. We’re a Came Safe Contractor, and SafeContractor approved. We work to the ISO2001-2015 standard, and we’re a DHF member.

If you’re considering fitting a door access control system, or you need maintenance or repairs on your existing system, call 1st Choice Security Systems today on 0800 1182414