TEC Fire & Security

Access Control Systems in Northampton

Safeguarding people throughout Northampton and the surrounding areas.

Access control allows you to control who is allowed into designated areas of your facility. It protects your business and your staff against unauthorised persons entering the building.

We install and maintain access control systems to a variety of commercial premises across Northampton and surrounding areas. Our service keeps unauthorised people out, safeguarding both people and business assets. Our systems are especially useful in schools where there is a need to prevent someone entering the school but also in some cases restrict pupils to within the school grounds to keep them safe.

Many of our school customers use the Paxton Net 2 software to initiate a Lockdown procedure. This is a service area that is growing rapidly and for good reason. We are also Paxton Gold installers and installers of Ievo Biometric readers.

Paxton Access control offer basic standalone Switch 2 systems for medium security applications usually suitable for a small premises with less than 5 doors. The Paxton Switch 2 option will allow entry via fobs, cards, or access code. Paxton Net2 systems are PC based and are for a higher security application where the management of doors and system users is of key importance.

The Paxton Net 2 software has many functions for setting lock and unlocking times of doors and restricting times when users have authorised access. User access can be via Fobs, code, card or Biometric or in higher security level doors a combination of two for example Fob and code. Paxton Pro software can also integrate cards with a photo ID.

A typical door set up would consist of the following

  • A Paxton proximity reader, keypad or IEVO Biometric reader on one side of the door
  • On the protected side of the door you would have
  • A Magnetic Lock or electric release.
  • A request to exit button or door handle for normal egress
  • An emergency Break-glass point for emergency egress
  • A fire alarm relay to release the door in the event of fire activation
  • Power supply housing the door controller and back up battery supply

Access control and door entry is not only for the control of doors it is just as effective in controlling Gates, Turnstiles, barriers, and lifts.

Our service provides for Back up batteries to each door installation so in the event of mains interruption the security of the building is not compromised.

Any doors that are part of a fire escape route will be fitted with . These are fitted adjacent to each door to release the doors in the event of a fire alarm so safe evacuation can be carried out.

Door entry systems can consist of a simple audio call station answered by an audio handset with door release feature to allow visitor entry. A video entry system provides the additional visual identification when communicating and permitting entry.

More complex systems like Paxton Net 2 Entry provides additional features that work in line with clients existing infra structure. SIP compatibility – means a door can be answered from smartphone, tablet, or PC. This is useful for businesses that don’t have a permanent receptionist.

Paxton Net 2 Entry Systems can also be personalised with a company logo or school crest as a welcome screen.

We are also able to design and install multi calling digital systems that are ideally suited for student accommodation and multiple occupancy buildings (HMO’s). The advantage of the digital system means that instead of lots of flat or apartment numbers you can simply type in the door number to communicate via audio or video with the occupant.


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Installation and annual maintenance services are provided on all access control and door entry systems throughout Northamptonshire. For further information, or to request a free site survey contact a member of the team today. We are here to help.

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