Access Control

Entrance Access Solutions offers a wide variety of access control systems and devices which include a number of solutions such as:

  • Key pad entry
  • Fob or swipe card reader
  • Audio entry
  • Video entry
  • Finger print recognition

At EAS we pride ourselves on offering the latest technology to provide a wide range of access control systems, flexible to your building and security needs. We install all types of electric and electro mechanical locking devices including but not limited to:

  • Mag locks
  • Sheer locks
  • Strike Locks
  • Electric panic bars
  • Electric deadbolts and latches
Access Control Panel by EAS

We are confident that with our technical expertise and the highest quality products on the market, we can supply a both highly secure but easy to use access system completely bespoke to the end users need. Our range of access control systems can usually be retrospectively installed to existing doors allowing you to make any door secure in a cost effective way.

What type of access control does Entrance Access Solutions offer?

Entrance Access Solutions can offer any type of access control systems for your business. From standalone access control with just one single door, to full projects where the access control is monitored through a pc-based system, we have the skills and tools to help implement any of these for your project.

What is a keypad entry?

A keypad entry system allows you to set a four or even six-digit number that you would press to unlock an electric lock, on the door, to allow you access.

And what is a key fob?

A fob is a small device like a plastic key ring or a bank sized card that allows you to electronically unlock a door.  Key fobs, which are also called hardware tokens, can be used to provide on-device, one-factor authentication to objects such as doors. Key fobs are among a class of physical security tokens that includes smart cards, proximity cards and biometric keyless entry fobs. The user can present the fob to the reader that’s beside the door which in turn will unlock the door.

What other access control devices do EAS offer?

EAS regular installs a host of other electronic and biometric identification systems. From video and telephone entry systems to fingerprint and eye recognition, we can install whatever is most appropriate and cost effective for the entry system in question. Let’s say, you have an entrance that is not manned but has to be secure at all times, we can install a video entry system that allows you press a call point and someone in another location using a screen or mobile device can see the person in question and grant them access.

How does a fingerprint entry system work?

A fingerprint reader is normally located beside a door. Anybody who has been granted access has their fingerprint loaded on a database of approved people. If someone wants to use the door they need to present their finger to the small stamp-sized reader, that will read your fingerprint, check it against a database of people who have been give access and then unlock the door for you.

What happens with Electronic Access Systems in the event of a power cut?

There are a number of solutions to this scenario that we can implement at your premise, depending on what sort of building and door it is. For example, if there is a power cut, the door can be set-up so that it remains a secure door, meaning it will stay locked. Or we can set up locks that are failsafe so in the event of a power cut, the doors will unlock, so that people can get out in case of an emergency. Battery backups can also be fitted. Usually this sort of system will keep you going for around 8 hours on power, which will keep the lock secure and the door functional the way it should.

What different types of locks does Entrance Access Solutions do?

We can supply you with all types of locks to suit your property and entrance requirement needs. These include: mag locks, sheer locks, strike locks, electric panic bars, electric deadbolts and latches.

All of these locks have their advantages, depending on the environment they are in, doors they are used on and what their purpose is. So for example, electric panic bars are great for doors that need to be secured in the event of a fire or emergency. They are very easy for users to exit from. There are a raft of other safety devices that we can offer as well. In fact, all locks can be fitted with green emergency break glasses, so that they can be pressed in an emergency and then the doors will unlock and the user will be able to manually open the door or it may even open automatically for them.

What is a Mag Lock?

A mag lock is a magnet that is constantly powered and it connects to a strike plate that is fitted to the door. Anytime that lock is energised, it becomes a magnet, which then connects to a strike plate that is mounted on the door. They are very strong and can bear up to sort of 1,200 pounds of pressure being applied on the door, before the lock will give. Once the energy is taken off of the lock it will unlock. This could be done via a push-to-exit button, a fob reader or other types entrance solutions. The release can also be set to accommodate a predetermined amount of time, this could be from anything from a second to for example 180 seconds.

What was the Sheer Lock?

A sheer lock is a variation in a mag lock. A mag lock is generally fitted to come off the transom of a door and the stripe plate is physically fitted to the front face of the door. A sheer lock is just a variation of a mag lock that is fitted in the head of the door. And the sheer lock is a movable plate that when the lock is energised, the magnet part in the lock draws up at a locking plate from the top of the door, which in turn keeps the door secure.

What is a Strike Lock?

A lot of doors will have a strike lock installed and you wouldn’t notice that it had an electric lock on it. It looks almost like a standard lock keeper and it is used with a standard door lock. You can use almost any a latch lock with this product. It is a releasable catch that, when the door is shut and locked, holds the door latch in place. As soon as it is de-energised or energized, it can work either way, the small latch releases and allows the door to be pushed past the latch.

What are electric panic bars?

We install a lot of electric panic bars all over Glasgow, Edinburgh and further afield in Scotland. Electric panic bars are usually used in offices, schools and hospitals. They are just like a standard panic bar that you would see on any fire exit door and if there is an emergency, you push the bar and the lock will unlatch in order for you to exit. However, an electric panic bar is fitted with a solenoid or a small motor, when the solenoid motor is powered through either a push button, a fob or a keypad access, then the locks retract and you can use the door get access into the premises.

What are electric deadbolts and latches?

Electric deadbolts are a style of lock that can be fitted onto almost any door in a variety of ways. Electric deadbolts are usually completely concealed, so you can not actually see the locks on the doors. You will generally find this type of lock on very high security door systems due to the high pressure loads they can absorb. These locks can usually withstand as much pressure as a mag lock or a sheer lock but they are more esthetically pleasing.

What information do you need in order to give me a quote?

In order for Entrance Access Solutions to give you a quick price estimate we only need to understand a couple of basic pieces of information.

  • What is the door going to be used for?
  • Where is the door situated?
  • What type of door do you have? (timber, aluminum etc.)
  • What is the size of the door?
  • What security features do you require?
  • Are there any restrictions we should be aware of?

Certain lock will only work on certain doors. For example, a mag lock requires a minimal clearance in height because a mag lock hangs off the transom of the door. But generally speaking, it just depends on what application you are looking for. Access Control Systems can generally be quoted on without the need for an on-site inspection.