Access control solutions allow busy organisations, public building managers and businesses with secure sites to streamline security protocols with automated networks that grant or refuse entry based on pre-set parameters.
The Clearway team is highly experienced in every aspect of site security and can recommend a range of access control solutions tailored to the outcome of your risk assessment.
Our advanced access control solutions can instantly recognise authorised individuals or vehicles and report unverified access attempts to the relevant personnel.
Installing access control is an extremely cost-effective and straightforward security measure, particularly when compared to the expense of deploying manned security guards at every vehicle or visitor entrance 24/7.
Clearway’s modern security systems can allow or deny entry based on a broad number of metrics; from facial recognition and number plate detection to secure key fobs, access codes or biometric scanning.
Our installations can be integrated with existing security networks, or as standalone systems, designed for remote access, with around-the-clock monitoring available through our accredited Alarm Receiving Centre.
As well as providing you with total peace of mind that only approved visitors are granted entry, managers can access logs anywhere from any device, review footage, and track visitor volumes – ensuring smooth, reliable site management.
We recommend a thorough risk assessment as a first step, identifying vulnerabilities or security threats and enabling the Clearway team to tailor a bespoke access management system to meet your exact requirements.
Our access control systems can be networked with computer or device-based controls or installed as a standalone system to verify user credentials for entry into a specified zone.
There are multiple ways to allow entry for approved personnel and authorised visitors, such as:
The ideal access control installation provides seamless, undisrupted entry for authorised individuals and vehicles, whilst preventing unverified visitors from entering your building without appropriate screening.
Clearway access control systems also include a locksmith service as required, real-time event logs and reporting – providing an overview of who is on-site, why, and for how long. These systems are installed and maintained by our skilled team of highly qualified engineers for complete peace of mind.
Our visitor management systems are an efficient, always-on reception tool which supports quick sign-ins, event registrations and photo badge printing so that each attendee to your business or organisation has a positive arrival experience.
Optional features include:
A visitor management solution is not only an excellent solution for premises with a high footfall, but also where it is equally important to track and record individuals on-site and uphold health and safety standards in the event of an evacuation.
Many businesses have a regular, large flow of door traffic, which can pose a security risk in high-security properties, or where premises operate out of hours.
Our audio/video door entry units are designed to be resistant to vandalism, and can be installed with DDA-compliant features, available at single or multiple door systems.
A two-way communication panel allows for audio and visual dialogue between personnel and/or security teams, allowing verification of a visitor’s identity prior to entry.
Clearway’s ANPR camera system monitors and controls the access of any vehicle to your site, allowing immediate entry for authorised vehicles, with number plates automatically scanned and cross-checked against your pre-approved database.
Unrecognised vehicles cannot enter without further inspection, which speeds up vehicle entry and exit times and improves traffic flow during busy periods, without creating an environment with the need for additional security controls.
Our ANPR system maintains a real-time log of vehicles on site; utilising AI technology it records data for review, and allows you to update your database at any time to accommodate expected deliveries, visitors or contractors.
It is essential that your access management systems are designed to meet every aspect of building or site security and are tailored specifically to address your requirements regarding budget, premise layout, regularity of visitors, and ongoing safety concerns.
Clearway’s highly experienced team of security and building management advisers offer a no-obligation design consultation, along with a comprehensive on-site risk assessment to provide you with the most suitable solutions.
Whether you require a simple access management solution to control the flow of foot traffic in and out of a busy public facility, or need a highly secure network to handle access permissions to a restricted area, our technicians can recommend the best and most cost-effective installations available.
We create tailored network designs and technical plans, commission the appropriate hardware and software, and handle each step of the integration, including staff training, to ensure you are ready to make full and best use of your newly upgraded access control systems.
The Clearway maintenance teams also offer packaged regular maintenance and servicing, and 24/7 emergency call-outs, to keep each element of your access management system working smoothly and efficiently.
Clearway’s innovative hybrid service seamlessly integrates fire roll call and access control, offering a comprehensive and efficient solution.
When a commercial fire alarm activates, the standard emergency evacuation procedure unfolds, with occupants evacuating and gathering at their assigned assembly points. However, this approach introduces distinct advantages:
Fire wardens and managers gain access to an accurate, up-to-the-minute report of all on-site individuals, automating and expediting headcounts. This leads to quicker response times in case of missing persons and reduces the likelihood of overlooking anyone inadvertently. The accelerated roll call process enhances overall safety by swiftly identifying potential concerns and promptly relaying them to emergency responders. The automated access control system records each individual’s exit from the building, continuously updating the fire roll call list in real-time. This integrated approach ensures a more effective and efficient response to fire emergencies.
Integrating a time and attendance system with an existing access control system or deploying both solutions concurrently can enhance workforce management and security. This integrated approach facilitates the monitoring of access requests to rooms, floors, or zones and automates approval processes.
Instead of relying on separate access control mechanisms and clocking-in/out devices, businesses can consolidate access credentials using biometric scans or key card chips. Employees can simply scan their fob, input their PIN, or pass through biometric security. This dual function not only confirms their access rights but also records their entry, streamlining the process.
Read more about our time and attendance solutions.
Access management can comprise varying controls, technological assets and screening devices that monitor who visits your site or building.
Examples include automatic number plate recognition, used to lift entry barriers or lower bollards when a permitted vehicle is detected.
Systems collate information through a visitor log, including audio or visual captures, and refer back to your database to verify whether a key fob or security card is legitimate.
There are numerous ways to control who accesses your property, a particular room, or a floor within a building. Much depends on the nature of your organisation.
The best approach is to contact Clearway to discuss your requirements, allowing our experienced security consultants to recommend the right solutions.
For example, if you have a public access building with only some areas (such as a server room) that require enhanced protection, we might suggest a keycard system to ensure only senior personnel can access the room.
If your risks are business-critical, and you cannot allow anybody to enter the building without the correct credentials, a biometric door entry system may be more suitable.