Access Control Systems By IQ Fire & Security

IQ Fire and Security in Edinburgh provide a range of access control systems ranging from single door systems, through to centrally controlled PC based systems and onto fully networked multi-building systems.

An access control system can consist of a number of “access points” which can either grant or deny access to your staff or visitors. An access point is usually a door with an electro-mechanical door lock, but can be a turnstile or a car park barrier and is controlled via an electronic keypad or card.

Simple solutions like electronic keypads can be programmed to allow entry on the input of a valid code and are usually the most simple of access systems. The next level of security is the card based system where each person is issued with a unique coded card which must be presented to a card reader to allow access through the door.

Many of our access control systems are integrated with other fire & security systems, IQ can provide you with all levels of integration enabling the access control to be integrated with your fire, intruder alarm, CCTV, intercom systems.

Bio Metric:
Biometric Security utilises a unique part of the body to interface with access control systems such as fingerprint, retina scan or facial recognition.

This solves the problem and all the associated issues with lost cards, forged cards and worn or damaged cards and ensures the correct user can access the appropriate doors. For users the system also has the advantage of removing the need to carry cards or remember pin numbers.

IQ Fire & Security can interface Biometric technology with most control panels and can also be retrofitted to existing access control systems.

PC Based:
For larger based access systems that require more in depth analysis a PC system is the best solution. The principle of the system is the same with access points consisting of a card reader and electro- magnetic door lock fitted to the required access points. Each of these points is then linked together with a data cable to form an access control network.

This ultimately connects to a PC which can be on or off site and operates an access control software package. You then have the full control over all the system from one location. You can add and remove cards, restrict access by door or department, unlock or lock doors by time schedule or override. You can also access numerous reports to check on staff movement around the building and can generate roll call print outs for fire / evacuation.