Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Search for crime statistics in your area

Access Control Systems

BusinessWatch specialise in designing and installing access control systems to suit bespoke business requirements across the UK. We take care of everything – from an initial site survey and in-depth consultation, system design, installation by NSI qualified engineers, and finally maintenance of your final solution.

When you choose BusinessWatch, you can be sure you’ll receive the latest, high quality technology for the best protection possible – provided by our carefully selected security manufacturing partners. Our in-house, expert design team take each consultation to carefully design each access control system to best meet your specifications within your budget.

Why Should My Business Install An Access Control System?

  • Constant Protection – 24/7 control over access to your premises
  • Protect Staff – restrict access to designated personnel only, safeguarding staff whilst on-site
  • Reduce Costs – an access control system can replace the need for a manned guard or reception staff to control entry/exit to the building
  • Reduce Theft – by restricting employee access to high risk areas, you can reduce employee theft

What Features are Available?

Access control systems are now much more sophisticated than a simple swipe card for entry. A whole host of features are available to enhance the functionality and integration to your business. With highly scalable systems, our access control solutions can control varying levels of personnel access to one site or multi sites. Access privileges can be easily altered as necessary, and systems can also be integrated to work with surveillance solutions and fire alarm systems.

You can find more information on the various functions available on our Access Control System Partners pages:

What Types Of Access Control Are Available?

There are two main types of access control: standalone or PC based.

Standalone Access Control

A standalone system is more suitable for smaller sites, where there are only a few users and the management of access tokens is simple. This type of system can be used to control access to just one or several doors within your building. Access is gained by using a PIN on a keypad, entering a numeric code or presenting a proximity tag to a reader. Each door is programmed independently, and if a token needs revoking from the system or a code needs altering, this has to be completed at every door.

Networked Access Control

A networked access control system allows the programming of individual users and doors from PC based software. This means that commands set via the software are sent to each of the doors on the system. A token can be barred from all doors instantly, creating a more secure solution, and different permissions are able to be granted to different groups of users or individual users.

A networked system also allows reports to be generated to see which user went where and when. This type of system can also be integrated with other existing systems to control intruder alarms, fire doors, lifts and lighting.

What’s the next step?

If you’re:

  • looking to install a new access control system for your business
  • considering upgrading your existing access control
  • require a maintenance/repairs programme for your system

then contact us on 0330 094 7404 for a free, no obligation quotation today. One of our expert Security Consultants will be able to discuss your requirements, and if required, arrange a suitable time to conduct a free site survey.

We have two guides available completely free of charge to help ensure your business is fire safe.

Download Now

Download your two Free Guides

  • Free Guides
    Essential Guide to Fire Alarm Systems

    Will answer all your questions on the process of installing a fire alarm system, guiding you down the right path to protecting your business and employees, and complying with fire safety legislation.

  • Free Guides
    Fire Safety Compliance Guide for Business

    This guide will establish exactly what your responsibilities are to ensure you’re kept on the right side of the law, and that your business and your employees are kept as safe as possible from the threat of fire.

Contact us to get your free, no obligation quote on fire & security systems

  • Free Advice
  • Industry Experts
  • Comprehensive Service
Get a Free Quote