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In today’s connected world where security is paramount, an access control system provides robust protection for your home or business. If you are concerned about the security of your property, data and assets, then access control could be the right route to go down. In this comprehensive blog, we’ll delve into the world of access control including what it is, what types of access control you can choose from and the many benefits that access control delivers to properties of all types.

Welcome to MPS Doors, your trusted partner in access control solutions. As experts in the field, we offer a comprehensive range of solutions tailored to meet your unique requirements. So, if you require reliable Access control, contact us today for a FREE quote!

What is access control?

In the digital world, access control is a security measure that regulates who or what can view or use resources in a computing environment. In the physical realm, it refers to the restriction of access to a place or property using technology and other procedures to authenticate, authorise and monitor who has access to specific areas or buildings. At MPS Doors, we bring cutting-edge technology to ensure that only authorised individuals have access to your premises.

Types of Access Control

Here at MPS Doors, we supply and fit various access control types. Whether you’re a domestic or commercial client, you will find your access control solution with us. Here are some of the access control options available from our experts…

  • Keypads

Discover the power of electronic keypads and mechanical digital locks with MPS Doors. We proudly stock leading brands such as Paxton, ACT, Siemens/Bewator/Vanderbilt, Videx, and more. Our keypads provide a secure and convenient way to control access, giving you peace of mind that only those pre-approved can enter and access your premises.

  • Proximity Readers

Our proximity readers includes options like the Paxton proximity compact, a single-door access control system. Supplied with cards or fobs based on your preference, these compact systems are scalable across multiple doors, all using the same cards. The inclusion of shadow tokens adds an extra layer of security, ensuring efficient management of user access.

  • Emergency Call Points/Break Glasses

For emergencies, our installation of emergency call point break glass units is unparalleled. Activating these points releases the electronic locking device of the door, with tamper covers to prevent accidental activation. Unlike older designs, these units are easily resettable, reducing the need for callouts.

  • Magnetic Locks and Electronic Locking Devices

Magnetic locks, often the unsung heroes of access control, form the backbone of our systems. Additionally, we offer a range of electronic locking devices such as electric strikes, shear locks, and shoot bolts. Our expert engineers and surveyors guide you in choosing the best locking device tailored to your needs.

  • Intercoms

If you require a tailored intercom system, MPS Doors has you covered with offerings from leading brands like AES, Videx, Paxton, and more. Our intercoms provide audio and video options with connectivity to multiple rooms, ensuring seamless communication and enhanced security.

  • Electronic Locking Systems

Security is paramount, and we offer electronic locking systems to fortify commercial and automatic doors. Our expertise includes installing keypads, swipe cards, and push-button systems. If you have concerns about your existing locks, electronic or manual, contact us promptly to mitigate potential risks to your business.

If you’re unsure of the type of access control system you need or are looking for tailored access control solutions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with MPS Doors today. We’re confident that we’ll have the access control system that’s right for you.

Why do you need access control?

Here at MPS Doors, we have seen the many benefits that our access control systems provide to our clients time and time again. Here’s why installing an access control system is so beneficial…

  • Enhanced Security

Our access control systems give you the chance to seamlessly elevate your security. Our access control options incorporate several advanced features such as biometric authentication and real-time monitoring. This provides a reliable, effective and long-lasting defence against unauthorised access.

  • Convenience

Our access control systems come with user-friendly interfaces and intuitive controls which make managing access a seamless experience. This means that you can effortlessly modify permissions, add users, and monitor activity with unparalleled ease for as long as you have your access control system.

  • Customisation

Enjoy the flexibility of customising access levels based on specific roles or departments within your organisation. With MPS Doors, you have the power to precisely define who can access what and when, promoting efficiency and complete security tailored to your unique requirements.

  • Audit Trails and Reporting

Some access control systems can generate detailed audit trails and reports. This can be instrumental in documenting and reporting on all access attempts and activities. This information can be invaluable for investigations, compliance purposes, and identifying any breaches or vulnerabilities in security.

  • Deterrent to Unauthorised Entry

Any security features such as CCTV and intruder alarms will be an effective deterrent to unauthorised entry and criminal activity, and access control is no different. Individuals will be deterred from attempting access to restricted and monitored areas, therefore reducing the risk of break-ins.

  • Protection of Assets

Businesses and homes are full of personal and sensitive information, valuable equipment and much more. Access control systems help to safeguard your assets by restricting access to authorised personnel only. By controlling and monitoring who can enter specific areas, you minimise the risk of loss, damage, or misuse of valuable resources.

  • Security System Integration

Did you know that access control systems can be integrated with other security systems, such as CCTV cameras, alarm systems, and intercoms? This creates a fully comprehensive security system that protects your property in the long term. If this overall security is something that appeals to you, combine access control with other security features.

  • Compliance

In commercial and industrial environments, access control systems may be required in order to meet regulatory requirements and industry standards related to security and access management. By installing reliable access control systems, companies can demonstrate compliance with relevant regulations and avoid potential fines or penalties.

With these many benefits, it’s easy to see why so many commercial buildings, educational settings, healthcare facilities and domestic properties opt for access control. Access control systems provide a crucial role in safeguarding assets, ensuring safety, and maintaining peace of mind. For more information about the access control systems that MPS Doors offer, get in touch with us today.

In Conclusion…

Access control systems provide a broad spectrum of benefits that extend far beyond simple doorway entry management. Boasting improved security measures, the ability to customise access levels, and diverse options for the type of access control that you have, there’s no reason not to opt for access control. As technologies advance and threats evolve, the importance of a fully comprehensive security system should never be underestimated. From safeguarding your property and assets to giving your building occupants the peace of mind that they are safe and protected, access control systems are highly valuable installations for your business or home.

Choose MPS Doors for your access control system installation and work alongside a company that truly values your satisfaction. We take your security and satisfaction seriously, which is why you can enjoy a quality service backed by premium manufacture. Discover the advantages of access control systems at MPS Doors and get in touch with us today for more information and your FREE quote.

FAQs About Access Control

What is the main purpose of access control?

Access control restricts and monitors who can enter a particular area, enhancing security.

Can Access control be integrated with other security systems?

Yes, our systems can seamlessly integrate with other security measures for comprehensive protection.

How often should access permissions be reviewed?

Regular reviews are recommended, typically every six months, to ensure optimal security.

Are Access control systems scalable?

Absolutely, our systems are designed to be scalable to meet the evolving needs of your premises.

What happens if a user card is lost?

Lost cards can be quickly invalidated using the corresponding shadow token, maintaining security.

Do emergency call points require professional reset?

No, our modern emergency call points are easily resettable by the user, reducing the need for professional intervention.

Can I manage access remotely?

Yes, many of our Access control solutions offer remote management capabilities for added convenience.

Are magnetic locks reliable?

Magnetic locks are highly reliable and form a crucial component of our Access control systems.

What types of intercoms do you offer?

We provide a range of intercoms, including audio and video options, catering to diverse needs.

How can I request a quote for access control installation?

Simply give us a call today, and we can provide you with a FREE quote.

Looking for something else? Secure your property with our Commercial Doors…

Here at MPS Doors, we work with a range of commercial metal doors to suit a range of business requirements. Here are some of the types of commercial metal doors that you can choose from when you come to us…

Aluminium Commercial Doors

Our aluminium commercial doors are popular due to their lightweight nature and compliance with DD171:1987 standards, allowing for greater design flexibility. They can be fitted with shopfront roller shutters, providing superior protection against theft and vandalism. These roller shutters, equipped with 20-gauge steel, surpass industry standards. They can also be powder-coated to match your existing shopfront. Our commercial doors adhere to Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) standards, with features like security beads, perimeter weather strips, various glazing options for energy efficiency, finger guard protection, and purpose-designed anti-leverage door profiles.

Steeldor Security Doors

Our Steeldor security doors, manufactured by Strongdor, are renowned for their ease of installation and corrosion-resistant high-tensile steel. These doors are suitable for use as personnel doors and emergency exits, with bespoke side and over panels available. The optional Rustec anti-rust steel ensures longevity, and a range of RAL and BS colours, including metallics and pearlescent options, are available at an extra cost.

Steeldor Fire Exit Doors

Manufactured under the Steeldor brand, our fire exit doors share the same specifications as security doors but are equipped with various panic hardware options from leading brands like Dorma and Briton.

Climador – Thermally Rated Steel Doors

Climador, an addition to the Strongdor range, meets the demand for thermally proficient, insulated steel doors. With a low U-value and various configurations, Climador is suitable for internal or external applications in commercial, industrial, public, or residential projects.

Heavy-Duty Industrial Doors

Industrial doors are robust, heavy-duty doors designed to secure commercial and industrial premises. Our industrial doors play a critical role in safeguarding your business assets, providing access for staff, and maintaining a secure environment. Industrial doors come in all shapes and sizes. They are an important part of any warehouse, loading bay or shop front and provide the best level of security for your business.

Seamless Entry with Automatic Doors

Automatic doors are key to modern buildings and provide seamless entry and exit points for businesses and public spaces. Automatic doors are available in various types such as sliding, swinging, folding, and more, and are widely used in shops, schools, hospitals, and various other establishments. At MPS Doors, we understand the importance of creating a welcoming environment while ensuring energy efficiency – our automatic doors deliver.

Why choose MPS Doors for Access Control?

  • Expertise: With years of experience, our team comprises experts in access control, ensuring the highest standards of service.
  • Quality Products: We stock and install products from leading brands, guaranteeing the reliability and longevity of our solutions.
  • Customer Approach: At MPS Doors, customer satisfaction is our priority. We work closely with you to understand your needs.

Choose MPS Doors for access control that goes beyond ordinary security. Contact us today for a consultation and take the first step towards a safer future.

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