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Commercial Access Control Systems and solutions

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.

Clearway’s commercial access control systems are excellent security solutions for organisations that require their premises to remain secure without the need for manned security.

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Clearway access control solutions

Manage access across your estate

  • Commercial Access control solutions span from exterior access control (including gates, bollards and site entry) to building access control (door entry systems, fobs and biometric scanners).
  • Clearway has experience in installing both types of access control for a complete security solution.
  • Our advanced access control solutions can instantly recognise authorised individuals or vehicles and report unverified access attempts to the relevant personnel.
  • We can also install sophisticated electronic systems to restrict access to authorised personnel, visitors and vehicles through entry egress points across your estate in which access is controlled via numerous technologies including PIN, card, NFC/Bluetooth and biometric and facial recognition solutions.
  • Read about our latest range of access control systems below to find out how Clearway can future-proof your business.
Access Control

Our Commerical Access Control Systems - MAC, DAC & RBAC

We provide three different types of access control, Discretionary Access Control (DAC), Mandatory Access Control (MAC) and Role Based Access Control (RBAC) systems.

MAC allows for centralised control of the system for all personnel, allowing for organisation-wide access control to be decided by the security policy administrator.

DAC allows for personnel to make access control decisions and assign particular security attributes, allowing for staff to have more granular control of their own access.

RBAC, on the other hand, approves or denies access based on the role of personnel, which can be useful for restricting access to rooms or sections of buildings used by specific staff.Each type offers its benefits depending on your own access control requirements. As part of your enquiry, consultation and risk assessment, we will work with you to understand your business and personnel and recommend an access control type based on your needs.

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Standalone and PC-Based Access Control

Each type of access control system has two distinct versions to suit particular applications – standalone and PC-based.

Standalone systems can be installed throughout your property, on one access point or numerous access points depending on the configuration of your site or property. Nominated individuals can access via a numeric code or present a proximity token.

PC-based access control can also be provided in more complex environments whether that be a site or property. This system allows you to send commands to all access points and provide access to specific people, provide movement activity, and full management information (MI).

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Building Access Control Systems

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:

  • Key code entry systems
  • Biometric scanners
  • Access fobs and cards

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.

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Audio / Video Door Entry

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.

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Visitor Management Systems

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:

  • Accessible touch-screen interfaces
  • Terms and conditions acceptance prompts
  • Notification to personnel that their visitor has arrived
  • Automatic fire log updates

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.

Clearway Fire Roll Call Solution

Fire Roll Call Solutions

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.

Clearway Time and Attendance Solution

Time and Attendance

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.

Clearway Security gates and Turnstiles

Commercial Security Gates and Turnstiles

Security gates and turnstiles play a crucial role in every access control strategy, enabling businesses and organisations to incorporate a robust barrier into their entry management system. Whether it’s for controlling personnel or vehicular access, Clearway specialises in crafting customised security gates and turnstiles tailored to your risk assessment, threat levels, and site layout. Our wide range of designs ensures that we can meet your specific needs effectively.

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Barrier and Bollard Installation

Electronic barriers and bollards serve as a physical defence against unauthorised vehicular entry, mitigating various security risks including theft, ram-raiding, car theft, and vandalism. These measures ensure that your site maintains a securely protected perimeter, preventing access to unverified visitors.

Our high-performance arm barriers and automated retractable bollards offer an efficient and cost-effective means to regulate entry protocols. They are suitable for deployment in residential parking areas, business premises, and commercial sites.

ANPR Camera

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)

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:

  • Accessible touch-screen interfaces
  • Terms and conditions acceptance prompts
  • Notification to personnel that their visitor has arrived
  • Automatic fire log updates

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.

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Access Management System Design

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.

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Site Survey and Risk Assessment

Following your enquiry and initial consultation to understand your business access control requirements, we will conduct a thorough risk assessment of the property. This will help us determine the precise access control setup that your organisation needs to protect your business now and into the future.

As part of the risk assessment, we will not only identify the specific access control system you need, but any additional security solutions your organisation may require. This means your security is compliant with insurance requirements, well-rounded and covers all identifiable weak points on the premises.

This might include the use of CCTV hire to ensure all access points are covered so there is visual evidence to help identify the perpetrator of an attempted breach. CCTV can also act as an effective visual deterrent to prevent a breach in the first instance. Lone worker or panic alarms could also be used so that any staff are on the premises are able to alert to dangerous or suspicious activity ahead of any access control breach.

It is the considered, tailored combination of different security solutions that Clearway will help your business consider and implement to enhance your security.

ARC Monitoring

Access Control Alarm Monitoring

Clearway’s dedicated monitoring centre is staffed 24/7/365 to monitor and respond to alarm activations all year round.

As a leading independent provider of security solutions, our Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) is accredited to Gold Standard by the UK’s National Security Inspectorate. This means we score to the highest standard against several criteria, including the operation of our Quality Management System, senior team management experience and contract conditions.

We vet all alarm activations for false alarms and once an alarm activation is confirmed, will escalate this, contacting emergency services and dispatching security personnel if required.

When we attend an alarm activation, we will complete an activation report before leaving. This will provide details of the time, date and location of the alarm activation, along with a summary of the incident and preventative measures that were taken as part of the response.

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Access Control Maintenance

As with all technology, access control systems need regular maintenance to ensure they withstand the rigours of daily use. Clearway offers routine maintenance for access control systems. Whether you have an established access management system or a recently implemented set of access controls, our preventative checks instil confidence in the ongoing effectiveness of your security measures.

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Why Choose Clearway?

Clearway has over 20 years experience in providing commercial access control and security solutions to the public and private sector, including local government, commercial and residential premises.

We deliver bespoke solutions to all of our clients and security partners, protecting organisations with long-term, tailored security solutions and working with them to evolve their security as their business changes.

Speak to our team today about our access control monitoring systems, or browse our other security solutions across commercial CCTVCCTV Monitoring and alarm monitoring services.


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Frequently asked questions

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.

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