At Guardian Safe & Lock we install, maintain, and repair many different types of access control systems. The use of keypads and proximity cards has grown over the past few years. Physical access control systems have become even more advanced with features incredibly useful for businesses of all sizes.
Our access control system installations range anywhere from a simple keypad door systems to a large multi-door facility. Currently, we install five different brands of access control software; Rosslare, ZKTeco, CDVI, Allegion’s Schlage Engage platform, and Brivo.
Our technicians are capable of handling complex multi-facility systems as well. If you have a retail store that requires a standalone or an office building that requires biometric fingerprint access, we have you covered!
Access Control System Benefits:
- Managed system access throughout your business
- Provide auditing and attendance
- Restrict access to sensitive areas
- Provide a safer working environment
- Remotely administer and manages access
- Communicate through video intercoms
- Remotely authorize access
- Create schedules for access and events
Types of Devices We Sell, Install And Repair:
- Electronic keypads or pin-pads
- Electronic Deadbolts
- Electrified panic bars and exit devices
- Biometric, key fobs, and prox card credentials
- Magnetic locking devices or mag-locks
- Access control software
- Bluetooth and wifi locking devices
- Electrified strikes or electric strikes
- Control readers
- Mobile access
- Remote buzz-in system
- Audio and video intercom systems
- Web and cloud-based access control panels
Electronic deadbolts are one of the most basic forms of access control solutions we install. The most common brands of electronic deadbolts we install are Kwikset, Schlage, and Yale. They come in many different shapes, sizes, and finishes. Some of the most popular features of electronic deadbolts are, auto relocking, multiple users, touch screen, and backlit keypads. The features vary based on the make and model of the electronic deadbolt you choose. Call us to inquire on our electronic deadbolts today!
Pin and Card Reader Systems
The most common type of technology involves using keypads and prox cards for entry. This type of system allows the user to enter the restricted point by using either a pin code or proximity card. In either type of system, you can view audit history, create user groups, set schedules, and restrict access to any door. Access control installation is growing in popularity among business owners and large corporations as security becomes more important every year. Call and speak to one of our experts and get your free quote with the consultation.
Biometric Reader Access Control Systems
A biometric access control installation allows you to gain access to restricted areas by using only your fingerprint. This allows you to use each employee’s fingerprint as their own unique credential to gain entry. Instead of investing money on expensive prox cards that are easily lost or stolen. With biometric systems, the user provides their own fingerprint as a credential. This type of system installation allows you to create user groups, apply security settings, and determine user access permissions.
Electrified Panic Exit Device
When electricity is applied to panic hardware, the latch retracts momentarily so the door can be pulled open. When power is cut, the latch projects, securely latching the door. This type of device is most commonly used on doors as a secondary option if an electric strike or maglock will not work. Schools and cross-corridor fire doors are an ideal application for electric latch retraction.
Adding an intercom system to your existing system can be very beneficial. An intercom system can be used for more than just inter-office communication. Some systems utilize audio only, and other systems have functional video capabilities with zooming and recording features. Our video intercom systems allow you to see and speak to whoever is on the other side of the restricted access point. Not only can you speak to them through the intercom, but we can also tie it into your electric strike or mag-lock so that you can remotely buzz-in visitors.
Magnetic Locking Devices
A magnetic locking device or maglock is a locking device that consists of an electromagnet and an armature plate. Mag-locks can be either “fail-safe” or “fail secure”. A fail-safe locking device stays unlocked when power is lost. A fail-secure locking device remains locked when power is lost. Typically the magnet portion of the lock is installed on the top of the door frame and the armature plate is attached to the door. The two components make contact when the door is closed. When the magnet receives power, it creates a magnetic pull that causes the armature plate to attract the magnet, creating a locking action.
One of the most common access control devices is an electrified strike, otherwise known as an electric strike. An electric strike is an access control device that replaces the fixed strike plate on the door frame. Just like a standard fixed strike plate, an electric strike blocks the latch from being pulled open. Whenever the strike receives power it releases the hold on the strike allowing the user free passage. Once the door closes the strike will re-engage thus locking the door.
Access Control Houston
We offer our customers physical security systems tailored to their specific home or business needs. Our experienced access control technicians are trained to ask the right questions to assist you. They will help you in identifying your unique type of access control needs when configuring your ideal solution. Call us and schedule your free quote today!