Access Control Training: Do You Know the Elements of Door Access Control Systems?

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Access control systems are a popular security measure used in numerous settings, from government buildings and corporate offices to schools and hospitals. While they may appear complex or challenging to use, they can easily be adjusted to your unique and everchanging needs. The most important thing is that you and your security staff understand the individual components of access control and how to use them.

This article outlines key features in access control systems, includes a free maintenance and repair checklist, and offers further information on our training programs. For more information about installing, maintaining, using or repairing access control systems, contact the ai security team today on 01702 476700.

The components of access control systems

User setup

Setting up users on an access control system doesn’t have to be time-consuming or complicated. In fact, the entire system is designed to increase efficiency and safety for all. Depending on the user, you can grant access to some locations or all.

Time zones

Your access control system can be customised to only grant access at certain times. For example, a staff member may only access a specific location between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Friday.


Permissions control the type of action a user can complete. Once set, they will authorise access to specific areas and deny access everywhere else. This is because the user’s key card or fob can only activate certain readers.

Audit logging

Audit logs outline who has entered an access control door where and when. As access control systems are digital, they provide a much more accurate audit log than a traditional book log where people must manually record their movements. A written log can more easily be lost, inaccurately completed or tampered with. 

Breakglass reset

Breakglass resets release the door for emergency exit; they do not typically set off any alarm. You may have seen red fire alarms with a similar configuration.

Emergency Door Release

Fire alarm integration

Fire alarms can be integrated with access control to open all access control doors, allowing for faster evacuation.

Free access control door checklist

For essential maintenance and repair

We have created a checklist to assist schools, hospitals, government buildings, offices, businesses and more to maintain and repair their access control system. If you are experiencing a problem with your access control door, don’t delay the repair. Instead, quickly resolve the issue and allow your access control system to fulfil its role.


Customised to suit your needs and team

Access control systems can be tailored to suit your workplace. Whether you need to highly restrict specific areas or simply stop members of the public from entering your location, an access control system is an efficient and secure security solution.

While they may appear complex to configure, some simple training can make the process straightforward, fast and stress-free. We have seen a rise in clients requests for access control training, and we proudly offer services to clients across London, Essex and the Home Counties.

Access control systems training by ai security

We provide access control systems training even if we didn’t install your system. We have recently worked with schools, health centres, and hospitals to ensure their team understands how access control functions. This has allowed them to tailor the system to their unique needs.

Contact London’s trusted security company, ai security

Whether you’re looking for access control installation, maintenance, repair or training, the ai security team can assist.

No matter your industry, our team can deliver an efficient and high-quality service. The ai security team has provided cost-effective, robust security solutions for over 30 years across the UK. Contact us today.

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