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Access Control

Access Control enables you to control who has access to your building.

Locks and keys also allow you to secure your building, but when keys are lost or stolen, the inconvenience and expense of changing locks and re-issuing keys can be considerable. Keys may also be copied, creating even more security risks.

All businesses, whether small, medium or large, have assets that need to be protected from theft. There is also the issue of protecting staff and their property. It is common in buildings that are secured by locks and keys for doors to be left unlocked all day, which opens up the possibility of opportunist theft and malicious damage.

Electronic access control provides the most efficient and convenient way of securing your building and assets. Installing an access control system means that you will never have to change a lock again. Tokens are issued to allow access through the controlled doors, and are easily barred from the system if they are lost, stolen or just not returned by someone who leaves the company.
Once an access control system is installed, all doors controlled by the system will automatically lock when the door is closed. Anyone without a PIN or access token is unable to enter. If necessary, doors may be set to unlock during a designated time frame.

Access control can also offer flexible control over users access rights. For example, all staff can gain access through the main door of a building, but access to internal areas may be restricted to those who have a specific need to be there. Access may also be restricted by time, only granting access to particular users at certain times of day or night.

Choosing an access control system is an important financial decision for any company. The cost is important, but the system also needs to match your requirements and be completely reliable.

Astra’s development team is focused on designing systems that are fit for purpose, containing the important features that are necessary for well-run organizations. Our commitment has resulted in our products winning a reputation for reliability and ease of use.

Implementing an access control system can feel like a big change in company practice. The access control should give benefit of additional security without requiring time-consuming administration. Astra’s systems are intuitive and straightforward to administer. The increased security is a benefit to all, rather that a benefit for some and a headache for those who have to administer it.

Key benefits of Astra’s Access Control systems

  • Reliable, high quality systems: We are confident of our quality and provide our components with a 5-year guarantee.
  • Systems that are incredibly easy to use: Minimal training required for administrators.
  • Systems that are designed to grow with your needs: You can add doors as and when needed.
  • Software: No hidden/unexpected costs or per seat licences. Software can be installed on as many workstations as required.
  • Free software upgrades:Software upgrades are free! You are able to take advantage of new features that will be of benefit to you.

Card Printing

Using our inhouse Card Printing facility allows us to tailor your card design with a company logo. This could inlcude user information and passport photos for identification purposes. 

Please do call us for more details.


Telephone: 0345 521 0580

Unit's 7 & 8 Northavon Business Centre,
Dean Road, Yate,
Bristol, BS37 5NH