Door Access Biometrics

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Door Access

Through the management and control of access to any given area, homes, businesses and government installations are able to enhance security by pre-determining who is allowed to enter and exit an area, and even their level of access within.  Replacing the traditional ‘lock and key’, advanced access control systems, such as keypad alarm systems and biometric readers, bring with them an increased level of security.  Advanced access control systems allow managers to automatically control the locking of doors, and even document the movements of individuals within the area.  Such information could be vital in the investigation of a security incident.

Access control systems (ACS) can be an effective part of a comprehensive security plan, alongside surveillance, CCTV and electronic locks.  ACS is commonly used in high-security areas and high-risk buildings, such as banks, hotels, government installations and places of restricted access.  Laboratories and other places that store sensitive items use ACS, including thumb-print readers and remote access control.  Such systems are even often a requirement for businesses that work with sensitive government contracts.

Guard Group offers state-of-the-art access control systems and components, to include keypad alarm systems, card access, turnstiles and biometrics.  We are able to tailor solutions that are adaptable to whatever scale and level of security you require.  Guard Group, in partnership with Keytime, are also able to offer around-the-clock monitoring of sites.


Turnstiles are a basic form of access management and control. A turnstile is a type of gate that permits one person to pass through at a time. The purpose may be to direct the flow of people traffic in a certain way, or to restrict access to those who meet certain criteria, such as credentialed pass holders. Turnstiles are widely used as a first line of security and screening in commercial and government settings including office building lobbies and mass transit stations.




Keypad Access

Keypad alarm systems are basic low-voltage, circuit based systems involving sensors on doors and windows.  The circuit is broken when the door or window is opened, activating an alarm unless a code is entered into the keypad.  Motion sensors also use keypad alarms, triggered by the detection of motion inside the alarmed area.

Available in both wired and wireless models, keypad alarm systems allow for the user to control and restrict access to and of all access points of a structure.  They can also be activated without the user in the area.



The term “biometrics” comes from the Greek words “bios” meaning life and “metron” meaning measurement. Biometrics is the science of confirming a person’s identity through the analysis of that individual’s unique physical or behavioural traits. In access control, biometric systems can include fingerprint-readers and voice and retina-recognition systems. These solutions offer advantages over other keyless methods like card readers, which can be lost or stolen.

In contrast, biometric systems grant access based on unique traits that cannot be easily lost, such as fingerprints, vocal sounds and retinas. These traits also are not easily duplicated by anyone seeking to tamper with the security system. Wired keypad alarm systems connect to a control panel. The wires, hidden in walls and various crawl spaces, go to sensors placed on doors and windows, and the keypads themselves. Instead of wires, wireless keypad alarm systems use radio transmitters to send signals to each other. The same alarm effect is created when doors or windows are opened without entering the code into the numeric keypad.

Card Access

Guard Group is able to offer a variety of access control readers, including magnetic stripe, barcode, smart card and proximity cards.  The card is presented to the card reader in physical security systems, whereby access is approved or denied at controlled points based on identification.