Access Control & Door Entry Systems

Access Systems – There are a wide range and types of access systems that we can install and maintain. These include key fob access, swipe and biometric (fingerprint and keypads). All of these can be stand alone or PC networked to interlink different doors. In addition, these systems can be integrated with alarms, CCTV, gates and barriers, allowing you to grant different permissions. Typical applications – small/medium business premises, large corporate premises, sports clubs, multiple-site premises, storage units, universities, government buildings and car parks.

Door entry systems – We install and maintain various types of Door Entry systems; digital, functional, audio & video, from light use to very heavy duty use to cope with high levels of abuse. Our range of units cover from the top end systems with brass panels and colour video to basic one handset simple entry systems. Typical applications include Offices, industrial units, domestic premises, blocks of flats. We are also able to install Concierge systems and systems which comply with the Disabled Access and DDA (1995) Regulations.

Automatic Alarms Ltd is a BS EN ISO 9001:2008 Company (Certification No. NAC/G/297) and an approved installer of intruder alarms, access control and CCTV systems (NSI enrollment number 297) abiding by the Council’s rules and code of practice at all times.

Related Case Studies:

Melrose Construction

The Automatic Group have installed Door Entry Systems and Intruder Alarm Systems for Melrose Construction on new build sites across the North West. Often these are specified in consultation to ensure well proven equipment is used and also to ensure with servicing, that trouble free and low cost maintenance charges are achieved.

Abram Church of England School, Wigan

This School has recently had problems with vandals causing thousands of pounds worth of damage and the Headteacher Mr Peter Freeman was looking for solutions to this problem. Because of the layout of the School and as it is fenced on the perimeter of the grounds, our suggestion was to install a first-class CCTV System with Audio and Infra-Red lighting with Farsight Remote Monitoring. This system transmits via the internet live to a manned monitoring centre who can call the Police and communicate with any intruders by loud speaker, which nine times out of ten is enough to drive the intruders away. This type of monitoring is highly efficient and cost-effective and is suitable for School premises and Commercial companies.

Blackpool Council

The Automatic Group have for over ten years been selected to be the Council’s chosen service contractor for Fire Alarm, Emergency Lighting and Intruder Alarms holding the maintenance contract, and winning this work repeatedly when put out to tender. Such is our record of providing first class service at competitive rates.
Blackpool Borough Council have 120 sites and in the last twelve months we have conducted 500 service visits.

Bolton Council

Bolton Metropolitan Council is one of the Automatic Groups longest held service contracts, we have provided Fire Alarm Servicing directly for over 15 years, sometimes working in partnership with Intergral Facilities Management Group. We have built up an excellent rapport with Schools, and public buildings under the control of the local authority covering 250 sites with 1000 service visits.

Bolton at Home

We have recently been awarded servicing and maintenance for Fire Alarms, Emergency Lighting and Intruder Alarms in many public buildings, specifically sheltered schemes that have recently been ungraded with new fire alarms, emergency lighting and automated electrical door closures.

Contour Homes, Manchester

We have, in consultation with Mark Bennett (Contour’s Surveyor) upgraded many on Contour’s Sheltered Schemes by designing and installing Emergency / General Lighting, using energy efficient systems which attract various government grants for the customer.

Daniel Thwaites Brewery

Working with the Estates Department, Automatic Group carry out Fire Alarm and Emergency Lighting Servicing to many of the tenanted houses belonging to Thwaites on a schedule programme of servicing and maintenance. In addition, we have been successful in carrying out Periodic NICEIC Electrical Testing and remedial work for many of the Public Houses on their portfolio. We have also recently been asked to carry out Fire Risk Assessments with various Landlords and have built up good relationships with them and Daniel Thwaites Brewery Estates Department.

Joseph Cox Charity – Mary & Joseph House

This is a voluntary owned 41 residential care home for males who are alcoholic dependant in Ancoats, Manchester. We have worked closely with Jimmy Bennett, Facilities Manager to install a CCTV System operating a 24/7 cover to areas on the outside of the premises including entrance areas and communal areas to ensure safety and care of both Staff and Residents.

Mount St Joseph’s School

When Carol Davies, Business Manager decided to move the servicing of the School’s Intruder Alarm, Fire Alarm, Emergency Lighting, Access and CCTV Systems from the control of the Local Authority, Automatic Group proved a bespoke servicing package to take over this work and have been able to halve the costs she was paying and offer an improved service. We are pleased that this has led to an upgrade and improvements which have also brought other long term benefits.

Rossefield Manor, Bramley, Leeds

This is an Extra Care Housing Scheme of 41 flats run by Hanover Housing where the installation carried out by us at this Scheme was tendered work for external CCTV to cover the scheme and its residents, ensuring peace of mind and a duty of care by Hanover Housing.

Urban Splash – Chimney Pot Park, Salford

Chimney Pot Park is a community of award winning‘upside down’ houses in Salford near Salford Quays available to rent or buy at affordable prices. These properties are classic Victorian Terrace houses re-designed with parking and private roof terraces. The Automatic Group were proud to be involved in this development installing new Intruder Alarms to NSI NACOSS Standards along with CCTV Systems to this site of 320 houses. Whether it’s one property, a large site development or a multi-occupancy development, The Automatic Group can provide a cost effective and professional installation for complete peace of mind.

Urban Splash – Midland Hotel, Morecambe

Most people in the North West of England and further a field know of The Midland Hotel – the 44 bedroom iconic 1930’s Art Deco Hotel originally designed by Oliver Hill. This Hotel has been recently restored by Urban Splash and completed in June 2005. The Automatic Group installed a new fully addressable Fire Alarm, Intruder Alarm and CCTV System at that time within the building. All of which were in keeping with the original design of the building and blend well whilst conforming to all regulations or surpass them. English Heritage and the North West Regional Development Agency including Lancaster County Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund were our working partners in this development.

Wingates Residential Home

The Nurse Call system at the Wingates Residential Home was starting to break down and to add to this the manufacturer had long since withdrawn its support of the existing product so we had to provide a solution for the owner so that residents and staff alike were not left vulnerable.
As time was of the essence we felt a radio nurse call system would be economical, could be installed quickly and be able to run alongside the old system. With this in mind we invited Courtney Thorne to carry out a demonstration of their newly launched updated radio system.
The demonstration proved a resounding success, as a feature of the system is the ‘touch screen’ main panel with its built in ‘information system’. The system offers owners of care/residential homes a range of selected details which are required by the Care Quality Commission in order to assess/grade homes according to their ability to meet care guidelines/regulations.