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Security of physical spaces

In today’s increasingly digital and connected world, the security of physical spaces has never been more important. Whether it’s a small business, a large corporate office or a residential complex, the need to protect assets, information and people is a top priority for everyone. Enter AKSA Security, your trusted partner in fortifying your premises against unauthorised access and potential breaches.

At AKSA Security we specialise in providing bespoke access control solutions to meet the unique needs of our clients in Derby, Derbyshire, Sheffield and Nottingham. Our expertise lies not only in providing state-of-the-art security systems but also in ensuring that these solutions integrate seamlessly with your day-to-day operations, enhancing security without compromising convenience.

Central to our approach is our partnership with Paxton, a leader in access control technology. Paxton’s innovative systems are at the heart of our offering, from sophisticated networked access control systems such as Net2 to the intuitive and user-friendly video door entry solution Entry, to the versatile PaxLock wireless door handle. These systems are at the forefront of security technology, offering both robust protection and ease of use.

Our commitment at AKSA Security goes beyond the installation of these systems. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive support including repair, maintenance and ongoing updates to ensure your access control solutions remain effective and up to date with the latest security standards. Serving the communities of Derby, Derbyshire, Sheffield and Nottingham, we pride ourselves on being not just a service provider, but a partner in your security strategy.

In the following sections, we will delve deeper into the world of access control, highlighting the different types and benefits, and detailing the specific features and advantages of Paxton’s solutions. We will also outline the range of services offered by AKSA Security, from initial installation to regular maintenance and emergency repairs, ensuring that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about protecting your premises.

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Understanding Access Control

Access control is a fundamental aspect of modern security systems, designed to restrict and monitor access to physical and digital environments. This technology plays a crucial role in protecting assets, sensitive information, and individuals from unauthorized access, ensuring that only permitted personnel can enter specific locations at predetermined times. The evolution of access control systems from traditional locks and keys to sophisticated electronic solutions has transformed the landscape of security, making it more efficient, reliable, and adaptable to the needs of various industries.

The Significance of Access Control

The primary purpose of access control is to provide a secure environment by managing entry into a building or property. It is not just about keeping unauthorized individuals out; it also involves managing and recording the movement of people within the premises. This capability is particularly crucial for businesses and organizations that deal with sensitive information, high-value assets or have specific safety regulations.

Types of Access Control Systems

Access control systems are broadly categorized into two types: physical and electronic. Physical access control includes traditional locks and keys, turnstiles, and manned security gates. While these methods offer a basic level of security, they lack the flexibility and intelligence of electronic systems.

Electronic access control systems, on the other hand, use electronic locks, card readers, biometric scanners, and software to manage access rights. These systems can be further classified into:

Discretionary Access Control (DAC): The owner or administrator of the protected system, data, or resource has the discretion to restrict access to other users.
Mandatory Access Control (MAC): This is a more stringent approach where access rights are regulated by a central authority based on multiple levels of security clearance.
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC): Access permissions are assigned based on the role of the individual within an organization, simplifying the management of user rights.

Advantages of Electronic Access Control

Electronic access control systems offer several advantages over traditional methods:

Enhanced Security: They provide a higher level of security by using advanced authentication methods, such as biometrics, smart cards, or mobile credentials.

Audit Trails: These systems maintain records of every entry and exit, creating an audit trail that can be invaluable for security audits, investigations, or compliance needs.

Remote Management: Administrators can remotely control access rights, allowing for instant adjustments to security settings from anywhere.

Scalability: Electronic systems can easily be scaled up or down, making them suitable for both small businesses and large corporations.

Integration: Modern access control systems can integrate with other security systems, such as surveillance cameras and alarm systems, for a comprehensive security solution.

Access control is more than just a means to lock and unlock doors; it’s a critical component of an organization’s overall security strategy. It not only protects physical assets but also offers insights into operations, helping manage risks more effectively. As technology advances, access control systems are becoming more sophisticated, offering greater flexibility and security options to meet the evolving needs of businesses and communities.

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Paxton Solutions: An overview

When it comes to access control solutions, Paxton stands out as a beacon of innovation and reliability. With a range of products designed to meet a variety of security needs, Paxton’s offerings are a testament to the power of modern technology in securing physical spaces. At AKSA Security, we have chosen Paxton as our primary partner for access control solutions because of their exemplary systems that combine ease of use with robust security features. Here we explore the core Paxton systems that form the backbone of our access control installations: Net2, Entry and PaxLock.

Net2: Networked access control system

Net2 is Paxton’s flagship networked access control system, designed to provide centralised security management from one or more PCs. It’s a comprehensive solution that integrates seamlessly with a wide range of systems, providing end-to-end security without the need for traditional keys.

Here are the key features that make Net2 the ideal choice for businesses seeking reliable access control:

Flexible expansion: Net2’s scalable architecture allows you to start with a basic setup and expand your system as your needs grow, ensuring your investment is future-proof.

Compatibility: Compatible with a wide range of leading security brands, making it a versatile choice for integration with existing security infrastructure.

Licence-free with free upgrades: Net2 is a cost-effective solution with no licence fees, and Paxton provides free software upgrades to ensure your system remains up-to-date with the latest security features.

Ease of use: The system is designed to be easy to quote for, install and manage, reducing the complexity typically associated with high-end security systems.

Access: Video door entry solution

Entry is Paxton’s video door entry system, designed for simplicity and effectiveness. Consisting of just three components – an external panel, a door controller and an internal monitor – Entry provides a plug-and-play solution that enhances security with visitor verification and simple card management.

Highlights of the Entry system include:

Net2 and Paxton10 compatibility: Entry works seamlessly with Paxton’s Net2 and Paxton10 systems, offering flexibility in how it can be deployed, whether in standalone mode or as part of a networked setup.

SIP compatibility: This feature allows integration with telephone systems for direct audio/video communication, adding to the system’s versatility.

Easy installation: With a simple setup process and minimal hardware requirements, Entry is a user-friendly system that doesn’t require extensive training to install.

PaxLock: Wireless door handles

PaxLock represents Paxton’s innovative approach to door security, offering a range of wireless, electronic, battery-powered door handles that are easy to install on existing doors.

Compatible with both Net2 and Paxton10 systems, the PaxLock range can operate in stand-alone mode, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.

Key benefits include:

Standalone or networked: PaxLock can be used independently or as part of a networked system, providing flexibility for different security requirements.

Fire Door Compatibility: Designed to be compatible with fire doors, PaxLock ensures compliance with safety regulations while providing secure access control.

Minimal cabling: The wireless nature of PaxLock means that installation is quick and easy without the need for extensive wiring.

Paxton’s access control solutions, including Net2, Entry and PaxLock, offer a blend of innovation, reliability and ease of use, making them an excellent choice for businesses and organisations looking to enhance their security. At AKSA Security we specialise in the installation, repair and maintenance of these systems, ensuring that our customers in Derby, Derbyshire, Sheffield and Nottingham benefit from the highest standards of access control.

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Advanced features and software

Paxton’s commitment to innovation is further exemplified by its advanced software solutions and online user interfaces designed to complement its physical access control systems. These software solutions, in particular Net2 software and Net2Online, are central to managing and enhancing the functionality of Paxton’s access control systems, providing users with an intuitive, flexible and powerful set of tools for securing their premises. At AKSA Security, we use these tools to provide our customers with a comprehensive access control solution that is not only effective but also adaptable to the evolving needs of security management.

Net2 Software: The heart of Paxton access control

Net2 software is an advanced PC-based access control solution that enables centralised management and control of sites with up to 1,000 doors and 50,000 users. It is available in two versions: Net2 Lite and Net2 Pro, to suit different levels of security requirements.

Net2 Lite: Ideal for most sites, this version is available free of charge and provides a robust set of access control features, including user management and event reporting.

Net2 Pro: For organisations requiring greater flexibility and a wider range of features, Net2 Pro includes advanced options such as site graphics, IP camera integration and ‘Triggers and Actions’ for enhanced ability to manage and respond to security events.

Both versions offer an intuitive user interface, making it easy for administrators to manage access rights, monitor events and generate reports from a central location.

Net2Online: Flexible site management via a browser

Complementing the Net2 software is Net2Online, Paxton’s web-based platform that allows users to access their Net2 Pro system from anywhere, on any device. This flexibility ensures that administrators can manage their access control system while away from the site, providing peace of mind and enhanced security monitoring.

Key features of Net2Online include:

User management: Easily add, remove or update user access rights from anywhere, ensuring that access rights are always up to date.

Roll Call Reports and Lockdown: In emergencies, administrators can quickly generate roll call reports or initiate a lockdown directly from the web interface, enhancing the safety of all occupants.

Time zone management and open door functionality: Schedule access rights based on time zones and unlock doors remotely when needed, providing both security and convenience.

Advanced features for total security

Both Net2 software and Net2Online are packed with features designed to maximise security and operational efficiency. These include:

Live events and reporting: Monitor access events in real-time or review historical data to ensure security and compliance with organisational policies.

Site Graphics and Triggers & Actions: Visualise your site layout and configure automated responses to specific events, improving both security and operational response times.

Security lockdown and temporary access rights: Quickly respond to threats with a site-wide lockdown capability and manage temporary access rights for visitors or contractors, ensuring that access rights are managed appropriately.

By integrating these advanced software solutions, AKSA Security can offer a sophisticated access control system that not only secures your premises but also provides valuable insight into access patterns and security events. Our expertise in implementing, managing and maintaining Paxton software solutions ensures that our customers in Derby, Derbyshire, Sheffield and Nottingham receive the best possible protection for their facilities.

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AKSA Security Services

At AKSA Security we recognise that a state-of-the-art access control system is only as good as its installation, maintenance and support. Our comprehensive range of services centred around Paxton’s cutting-edge solutions, ensures that businesses in Derby, Derbyshire, Sheffield and Nottingham have access to the highest levels of security. Here’s how we bring Paxton’s innovative access control solutions to life for our customers through expert installation, careful repair and meticulous maintenance.
Installation: Customised access control solutions

Our installation process starts with understanding your unique security requirements. From small businesses to large corporations, we design access control systems that provide the right balance of security and convenience. Using Paxton’s versatile products such as Net2 for networked access control, Entry video door system for visitor verification and PaxLock for wireless door management, we ensure a seamless fit with your security requirements.

Customised system design: Our experts evaluate your premises to design an access control system that meets your specific security challenges, taking into account factors such as the layout of your facility, the level of security required for different areas, and the flow of people throughout the day.

Expert installation: Our technicians are trained directly by Paxton to ensure that every component of your access control system is installed to the highest standards. From door controllers and readers to software setup and user training, we cover all the bases to ensure a smooth, hassle-free installation process.

Repair and maintenance: Keeping your system at peak performance

To ensure that your access control system continues to operate effectively and efficiently, AKSA Security offers a comprehensive repair and maintenance service. We aim to minimise downtime and ensure that your security system is always operating at peak performance.

Proactive maintenance: Regular maintenance visits help to identify and resolve potential issues before they escalate into problems, ensuring that your system remains reliable and effective at all times.

Responsive repairs: Our dedicated team of engineers are on call to respond to any problems you may experience with your access control system. Whether it’s a hardware malfunction or a software glitch, we’re here to ensure your system is back up and running with minimal disruption.

We tailor our solutions to the specific needs of each customer. Here are a few examples of how we’ve helped businesses improve their security:

A warehouse in Derby: Implemented a comprehensive Net2 system to manage access to multiple buildings, integrating with fire and intruder alarms for enhanced security.

Nottingham Residential Complex: Installed Entry video door entry systems to secure entrances and provide residents with peace of mind through enhanced visitor verification.

Sheffield Office Space: Upgraded to PaxLock wireless handles, allowing flexible workspace management and eliminating the hassle of keys for staff.

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Why Choose AKSA Security for Your Access Control Needs

In a world where security concerns are constantly evolving, the choice of your security partner is crucial. AKSA Security is at the forefront of providing innovative, reliable and highly efficient access control solutions for businesses and residential properties in Derby, Derbyshire, Sheffield and Nottingham. Our commitment to excellence, combined with our in-depth knowledge of Paxton’s cutting-edge technologies, sets us apart in the security services sector. Here are some compelling reasons why partnering with AKSA Security is the smart choice for your access control needs.
Expertise in Paxton’s advanced security solutions

AKSA Security’s engineers aren’t just qualified, they’re specialists in Paxton access control systems. This expertise ensures that your installation is executed flawlessly, whether it involves the networking capabilities of Net2, the integrated video entry functionality of Entry or the wireless convenience of PaxLock. Our in-depth understanding of these systems means we can tailor a solution that’s perfectly matched to your security requirements, providing a seamless blend of security, convenience and control.

Comprehensive service offering

Our service doesn’t end with the installation. AKSA Security offers a full range of support, from proactive maintenance to keep your system running optimally, to rapid repairs should any problems arise. This holistic approach ensures that your access control system remains effective, reliable and up to date with the latest security standards.

Tailor-made installation: We design access control solutions specifically tailored to the unique needs of your premises, ensuring optimum security coverage.

Dedicated repair and maintenance: Our ongoing support ensures your system performs reliably, providing peace of mind and safeguarding your assets around the clock.

Local knowledge and support

Serving the Derby, Derbyshire, Sheffield and Nottingham areas, AKSA Security combines global quality security solutions with local knowledge and responsiveness. Our understanding of regional security challenges enables us to recommend and implement the most effective solutions for our clients, backed up by rapid on-site support whenever required.

Case studies of success

Our track record speaks for itself. From securing complex industrial sites with integrated access control and surveillance systems to enhancing residential security with user-friendly video entry systems, AKSA Security has delivered results that matter. Our clients trust us not only for the technology we provide but also for the peace of mind that comes with knowing their security is in capable hands.

A partner you can trust

Choosing AKSA Security means more than just choosing a supplier; it means choosing a partner who is committed to your security. Our approach is characterised by close collaboration with our customers, ensuring that we understand your needs and can provide customised solutions that address your specific challenges.

In a world where security is paramount, don’t settle for anything less than the best. Contact AKSA Security today to discuss how we can enhance the security of your business or residential property with our state-of-the-art access control solutions. Let us help you create a safe, controlled environment where business can thrive and people can feel safe. Welcome to the future of access control, powered by AKSA Security and Paxton.

The need for robust, reliable access control has never been greater. In AKSA Security you have a partner with the expertise, technology and commitment to ensure your premises are protected by the very best the industry has to offer. Our comprehensive services, from expert installation to meticulous maintenance, are tailored to meet the unique needs of businesses and residents in Derby, Derbyshire, Sheffield and Nottingham. Trust us to be your guide and guardian in the world of access control, providing peace of mind and security in an uncertain world.

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 Author: Adrian Sienkiewicz, Fire And Security Project Manager at AKSA Security

Adrian started his career as an IT Support Engineer but after a while, he moved into the security industry using his experience with IT systems. He started his first security job as a Fire and Security Engineer at ALX Security and then continued as a Fire and Security Project Manager at Bull Security.

During his career, he has worked for SECURIFIX, LASER BEAM and ZICAM GROUP as a Security Engineer, Technical Support and Operations Manager. Adrian has worked on security projects for companies such as DHL, Selco Building Warehouse and Eddie Stobart, installing anti-burglary systems, industrial surveillance and access control systems. He is working on a partnership basis with companies such as Avigilon, Motorola, Honeywell, Texecom, Hikvision, Hanwha, Dahua, Commtel, Paxton and BFT.

Adrian is a certified National Security Industry auditor.