Access Control

Dallas, TX Access Control, Card Readers, Electric Door Locks Installation, Service, Maintenance and Design Services

Turnkey’s licensed technicians can provide the following services for your Dallas, TX access control, card reader or electric door locking system:

  • Site Surveys and system design to meet your specific needs
  • Cabling – network, coax, power, data, etc.
  • Install electric door locks, card readers, door sensors, and other associated equipment
  • Install and wire power supply and other head end equipment
  • Install and program server software
  • Set up secure remote access for DVR or NVR
  • Service existing systems and door locking problems
  • Provide badge printers and supplies
  • Provide badging station setup for photo ID’s
  • Training and assistance on all software
  • Perform system maintenance and tune ups
  • And much, much more!

Our engineers can also assist with system design and specifications for larger systems.

Understanding Access Control

Access control as is pertains to buildings and doors is the means of restricting access to certain areas. You may control who comes into a particular area (where) and when they are allowed in. The traditional method of access control is with keys and a key system. With a keyed system, there are no time restrictions, no audit trail, and keys can easily be exchanged or lost. If a master key is lost, it could mean an expensive re-keying of the entire building or multiple buildings. The next step up is a standalone or offline door entry unit. This can be a mechanical PIN code lock or electronic keypad which uses user assigned PIN codes. This is similar to a keyed system in that codes can be lost, exchanged, etc. but there is more control. You could simply replace the PIN code in the event of a breach and with the electronic keypads, many will allow restrictions on hours of access. These standalone units are usually programmed at the keypad with an administrator code, and some offer a PDA or laptop interface with software and a central database.

The next step up in security is for each employee or user of the system to have and carry a credential for access. This can be a magnetic stripe or proximity access card. There is still the problem of sharing or lost credentials which will continue to work until they are deleted from the system. Higher security methods of access include providing a valid credential along with a PIN code assigned only to that user and biometric entry systems which have now become more reasonable in cost.

Of course, as the degree of security goes up, so does the cost of the system. The good news is that once an access control system is installed and running, there is very little maintenance and it mostly eliminates the key control operations

Take a look at our products page for manufacturer’s products that we recommend and support. Please contact us for assistance in deciding which system to choose and to discuss the various options. Let Turnkey Integrators provide the complete solution for your Dallas, TX access control, card reader, and electric door lock systems.

Turnkey Integrators not only provides access control systems and services, but also intrusion detection or alarm systems, CCTV and security camera systems, networking, and many other low voltage systems.

Other areas that we provide access control, card readers, and electric door lock installation services: Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving, Denton, Mansfield, Midlothian, Waxahachie, Waco, Benbrook, Highland Park, Garland, Grand Prairie, Mesquite, Centerville, Farmers Branch, Duncanville, Euless, Bedford, Hurst, Dalworthington Gardens, Desoto, Red Oak, Ennis, Lancaster, Seagoville, Coppell, Grapevine, Carrollton, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Plano, Richardson, Rockwall, Rowlett, Cockrell Hills, Cedar Hill, Alvarado, Crowley, Burleson, Kennedale, Bisbee, Haltom City, North Richland Hills, River Oaks, Benbrook, Edgecliff Village, Colleyville, Keller, Southlake, Hillsboro.