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Access Control Systems - see how easily you can stop nuisance visitors...

...wandering into restricted areas. Stealing. Putting themselves and your staff in danger. Or worse.

Apply all manner of access rules. Whatever works for your workplace situation. You're in complete control!

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    Access Control systems

    Access Control Systems
    Access control systems are so much more than the first line of defence for your business. These systems solve problems you can’t even imagine.

    For example, systems can be programmed to restrict access appropriately at different times of the day. As there are no keys, access rights can be cancelled instantly with a click of a button. Access control can be via cards, fobs or wristbands – cards can be used for identification purposes. Everything can be integrated with other security systems like your fire alarm and CCTV and provide roll call in an emergency, time & attendance and so much more.

    Call us to discuss your requirements and we’ll design and install a system that is tailor-made for you. We only use quality equipment that will last for years to come and complies fully with regulations. As an NSI Gold approved company you can rest assured that your access control system will restrict access and keep your staff safe and the Responsible Person legal!
    "Net2 Entry is so easy to use. It's useful for Reception staff to be able to see who is trying to enter before letting them in. We have peace of mind that the children are safe and only authorised people are in the building at all times."
    Trudi Manicom, Business Manager
    Chalkwell Hall Junior School

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    Dedication to Accreditation

    Mat Finch - Access Control Manager
    Mat Finch
    Access Control Manager
    You get the highest standard service because we believe passionately that your business or school is worthy of professional protection. So we only supply quality equipment and install it to British Standards.

    Your continued security is a priority and to keep up with British Standards we ensure our managers and engineers attend regular training so the systems we design and install are always fit for purpose.

    We’re NSI Gold accredited for Access Control and maintenance.
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    How much will my access control system cost?

    Blake Fire & Security Systems only install high quality access control systems because we value reliability over false economy for two reasons.
    • Your system needs to be reliable. If it develops faults, your security/safeguarding is put at risk.
    • We don’t want to keep coming back to a system when it goes wrong, as this increases the running cost to you.
    We use good quality equipment so you can be sure it will save you money over the long-term and serve you well for years to come. We partner with trusted manufacturers like BFT, Fermax and Paxton.

    The exact price for a system depends on your specific needs and requirements. Give us a call or click the green button below and a surveyor will guide you through the options available to you and provide a tailored quotation.

    How can access control systems help with safeguarding in schools?

    The most important way is by restricting entry to unauthorised individuals. A professionally designed access control system allows reception staff to control access to the school. Visitors and staff can be provided with a fob or card.

    As required, this allows a member of staff to either:
    • grant access to visitors
    • control staff access to areas during certain time periods related to their work
    • restrict pupils from exiting areas during certain time periods
    This level of control should go some distance to satisfying Ofsted over your safeguarding risks. We're a one stop shop for your school's security - you can learn more about the design and installation of a state of the art access control system in an Essex school in our case study.

    Is it easy to remove someone’s access rights?

    Yes, it’s very easy. Whatever the system of access – card, fob or wristband – access rights can be cancelled immediately, giving you greater control over your building. You don’t need to change loads of locks.
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    Mat Finch

    Access Control Manager
    In 2008 I joined Blake Fire & Security Systems as the Access Control Manager. Since then, my department has grown and our work has also expanded from just access control and door entry to include powered doors, gates and barriers.

    Click to read more about our Door Entry Systems & Automatic Gates team.
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    Mat Finch - Access Control Manager
    Paxton Door Entry

    What about access control at different times of the day?

    Your system is controlled via a networked computer that can apply all kinds of rules. So if you need varying levels of access to different personnel at different times of the day, your system can handle it. That’s useful to allow the cleaning team access to clean specific areas of the building during the night but deny them entry during the day.

    How soon can you do the work?

    Well, it does depend on the workload but we usually get the work done within a week. Although, we have sometimes been asked to start work the next day and can often oblige. This speedy turnaround is possible for three reasons.
    1. We carry a lot of the equipment we need back at our HQ in Southend, so no waiting for deliveries!
    2. If we don’t have the right equipment in stock we work closely with a local Fermax supplier in Basildon – so we can get hold of your equipment quickly.
    3. Other suppliers, such as BFT offer very fast turnaround.

    Do you supply and fit Paxton access control equipment?

    Absolutely! We are proud Gold installers for Paxton.

    The high standard of manufacture and finish make this a great brand to work with. The software is powerful but simple to use, and the system is easy to add on to in the future.

    What is "Secured by Design"?

    Secured by Design is a national Police crime initiative. Accreditation is only awarded to products that meet established security requirements. This signposts people to companies and products that meet high standards to deter and reduce crime.

    Paxton received this accreditation from the Police for their Net2 access control system.
    "As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of video door entry and access control systems, Fermax is pleased to be associated with Blake Security as an accredited preferred installation partner in the Essex and North London Region. Blake Security has the technical know-how and professional approach that we look for when accrediting our installation partners."
    Steve Nuttall, General Manager
    Fermax UK

    Dedication to Accreditation

    Why you should choose Blake Fire & Security to design, install and maintain your Fire and/or Security system, including Fire Doors.
    Long track record - our family-run firm has been installing fire and security protection across four decades. We're not going anywhere. Your guarantee will be honoured!
    Dedication to Accreditation - if we're not qualified to provide a service we won't offer it to you! Simple.
    Experience & Expertise - we're professional and fully qualified so you get the system that is perfect for your circumstances.
    Who is in your home or premises? - your engineer is always trustworthy, polite and fully qualified, with regular checks to ensure this.
    Quality workmanship and service - we're passionate about your security, our standard of work and the way we deliver it to you.
    Blake Fire & Security Systems have BAFE, NSI Gold, SSAIB and BM Trada approval! This means you get:
    Bespoke systems - designed to perfectly fit your family's requirements or the needs of your business.
    Highest quality systems and equipment - we only use the best quality, industry-approved equipment to provide protection that lasts and looks good.
    Police and Insurance recognition - our work is guaranteed to be of the highest standard and both Police and Insurance companies acknowledge this.
    Regular and reliable monitoring and maintenance - ensure your Fire and/or Security protection is working in your time of need AND someone is always watching over your home or business!

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