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Access Control


CDS Security & Fire are a SALTO Certified Business Partner covering the Durham, Northumberland, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, Cleveland and North Yorkshire areas. SALTO Certificated Partners are trained and annually licensed to the highest achievable level by SALTO and are able to advise, consult, survey, supply, configure and install the full SALTO stand alone wire free and wireless product range.

Access control systems are electronic security solutions that are installed to control the access of workforce and visitors to a given building, specific area within a building, systems and resources.

Access Control systems significantly reduce the security threat to both personnel and the risk of theft of portable items of considerable value (e.g. laptop computers). ‘Walk-in’ theft is an increasing security problem to most businesses, and can occur without reception staff being aware of an unauthorised person on the premises.

Access control systems should be designed, installed and maintained to NCP30 and BS EN 50133 and designed to ensure fail-safe operation of the exit doors in the event of a power failure situation, where access from the building would be a priority. CDS Security & Fire install access control systems throughout the Durham, Newcastle, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Cleveland and North Yorkshire areas.

CDS Security & Fire can provide Access Control Systems for many types of buildings and applications. The systems we install will keep your buildings, staff and assets secure as well as providing time and attendance information. From one door to hundreds of doors across multiple sites, we have a solution to suit your needs. This can be controlled from a single location or remotely if required.

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CDS Security & Fire are a Paxton Gold Installer covering the Durham, Northumberland, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, Cleveland and North Yorkshire areas.

Current Access Control systems are highly technology driven; proximity, Mifare, MiFare DESfire, Biometrics (finger or hand print) and Smart Card Systems are just some of the types of technology that can be implemented to control access with greater operational efficiency.

These systems can be stand-alone, PC based or IP Networked systems offering greater protection they can even be integrated with other systems such as CCTV or intruder alarms.

They can include;

  • Proximity Card Readers (including iClass, MiFare, MiFare DESfire, Smart Card)
  • Swipe Card Readers
  • Biometric Finger Print or Hand Readers
  • SALTO Access Control Systems
  • Gates and Barriers
  • Keypad or Codepad
  • Audio or Video Entry Systems
  • Intercom Systems

Networked or PC-Based Access Control Systems comprise of a front-end PC connected to a network of door controllers and card readers. These systems are most suitable for multi-door and/or multi-site installations within offices, industrial units, warehouses and hospitals. PC controlled Access Systems can also be used for time and attendance reasons and fire system roll call purposes. Each control unit is part of a network but can run independently making its own decisions and logging events.

In addition to Networked and PC Based Access Control systems, CDS Security & fire also offer a range of IP Access Control products and solutions which are designed to run on your IP network infrastructure. These systems provide the same functionality of a networked or PC based system, with the added flexibility that an IP System allows.

An Access System can also be integrated with other systems such as your Intruder Alarm or CCTV System to enable automatic setting/un-setting of individual areas/buildings.

Access Control Systems can provide Intelligent Reports and real time information on a variety of requirements, including:

  • Movement Analysis
  • Staff on site totals
  • Fire Reports
  • Doors forced Alarm inputs
  • Communications outages i.e. door down
  • Unauthorised access attempts
  • Tailgating Stats
  • Anti Pass back alerts and attempts

CDS Security & Fire can supply, install and maintain an extensive range of Audio and Video door entry / intercom systems from simple one to one systems through to sophisticated digital systems with various entrance doors communicating to a number of handsets (typically in flats/offices etc).

All Access Control Systems service and maintenance visits are carried out as per our ISO 9001:2008 procedures covering 24-hour call out service, and emergency 4 hour response (out of hours) with a full diagnostic check carried out during a maintenance visit, and copy report issued to the client.

For advice, assistance or a free quotation, please Contact Us on 0191 384 0079.

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