Access Control

Safeguarding of a building and its users is more important now than it has ever been.

To ensure access to premises is restricted to authorised persons, IDS Fire and Security utilise the relevant NSI (National Security Inspectorate) codes of practice for the design, installation and maintenance of any access control system.

Intercom and Video Entry

IDS Fire and Security utilise the latest, state of the art, intercom and video entry systems to provide visitor identification in situations where security is considered vital.

Controlled Access

Authorised entry into the building can be achieved by utilising any of the following products; swipe cards, proximity cards, coded keypad, biometric readers or even mobile devices.

Vehicular access to premises can also be controlled through the use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition camera systems.

Egress from any building is achieved by either door handle or electronic switch mechanism as appropriate.

Note all locking mechanisms should be considered as part of a fire strategy and where necessary managed to be part of an emergency evacuation procedure.

In the event of an emergency evacuation you can utilise access control to create a real-time Roll-Call procedure to identify whether all occupants have safely evacuated the building.

IDS Fire and Security are also specialists in providing clean room solutions and true airlock environments.

Get in touch with us so we can provide you with a bespoke system based on your individual circumstances.

Control Equipment

The IDS Fire and Security range of access control units can start with a simple one door system or grow to a sophisticated solution managing thousands of doors.

In addition to access controlled doors, our systems can also remotely operate traffic management systems, including amongst others electronic gates, turnstiles and barriers.

The system can also have the ability to grant access to tens of thousands of authorised users managed via a PC (local or networked) or remotely via the internet.

Equality Act 2010 (formerly DDA)

Current legislation in force means that an access control system must consider the Equality Act (formerly DDA) during design stages. IDS Fire and Security will always help to advise its clients on appropriate products and installation methods for Equality Act solutions.