Enhance your environment with a smarter approach to video and access control

Why is access control important?

In today’s hyper-connected and mobile world, access and security are key to productivity. Serving a variety of verticals, a robust IP video and access control Unified Security Platform from C>Ways enhances workflow non-intrusively, controls unauthorised access and intelligently makes decisions.

From airports to hospitals, when you have a duty of care, only the most advanced Unified Security Platform is good enough. Analogue CCTV systems are not fit for digital transformation; drawbacks include poor quality images, difficulty scaling, privacy/security breaches, longer retention periods and the replacement/maintenance cost of ageing hardware.

How can C>Ways help with your access control systems?

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Why customers choose us for their access control systems

  • Over 23 years’ experience in supporting enterprise and education
  • Comprehensive portfolio of IT services to meet your needs
  • Support from UK based team
  • Experience across many different sectors
  • 24/7/365 support across the UK and Europe
  • ISO 27001/9001 and Cyber Essentials
  • Certified custom solutions to remove your challenges and pains

Benefits of our access control solutions

Security Centre from our strategic partner Genetec integrates seamlessly with other aspects of your environment including IT security systems, building management, fire and alarm systems. Working with devices from many leading manufacturers, Security Centre offers you flexibility to monitor video and manage your estate on dynamic maps, web and mobile applications for real-time peace of mind:

  • Deal with threats appropriately, from low risks to emergencies
  • Optimise security teams’ productivity via routine task automation
  • Benefit from up-to-the-minute software and analytics
  • Protect your system, data and people with at-rest and in-transit encryption, managed certificates, authenticated connectivity and automated anonymisation of video streams
  • Share incident information with third parties via secure and encrypted cloud solutions

With built-in failover and redundancy, Security Centre protects your real-time recordings from network failure and physical damage and allows you to easily and quickly store and retrieve video from the cloud.

For a robust end to end solution, our unified platform option includes an RFID-over-Wi-Fi real-time location system to help track the movements of personnel and assets. Our solutions are scalable across your sites, however geographically spread, so you can easily scale up or down as your environment changes.

Security Centre from our strategic partner Genetec integrates seamlessly with other aspects of your environment including IT security systems, building management, fire and alarm systems.

Improve situational intelligence and decision making

Mission Control™ from Genetec is a collaborative decision management system that provides complete incident management capabilities. By collecting and qualifying data from thousands of sensors and security devices, security personnel are guided through an appropriate response to meet internal policies and regulatory compliance – saving time and avoiding alarm fatigue.
Talk to us today about your IP video options including monthly subscription, equipment lease and full security infrastructure.

IP access control for doors and more

Your access control system (ACS) demands may encompass small premises or a multi-site facility. The intelligent Synergis system from our partner Genetec is flexible and scalable, offering the opportunity to merge access control with other security applications such as video, intrusion and communication. From educational institutes to retail, our intuitive solutions offer the latest cloud-based technology and smart features such as analytics and workflow automation.

Thinking beyond doors, an ACS can complement time and attendance systems to support HR compliance, monitor traffic-dense areas and deter misuse or theft of assets. Designed with the user in mind, our solutions offer dynamic security without complexity to create a safe, welcoming environment 24/7. With scalable, cloud-based architecture, you can rely on end to end encryption for ultimate cyber security, even for emerging threats through a continuous update program.

Frequently Asked Questions

That is a definite yes. If you have a main back and front door then static cameras that trap the comings and goings are ideal. These tend to be suited to situations where you won’t have a security team monitoring the activity. In these cases, an IT manager or system owner is alerted that something has happened, and they can review or remotely access the system to see what has caused the flag.

However, if you have a more complex site to manage, like a shopping centre or university campus for example, then you will want cameras that an operations team can pan, tilt, and zoom in real-time. It allows a security team to focus in on activity and prevent incidents or intervene as and when they happen.

Finally, thermal imaging cameras are very useful if you have a site where there may be night-time activity. Thermal cameras can be used to create a perimeter so that when lines are crossed they trigger an alert, when they are combined with static cameras you can build a more complete record of what is happening at various points on the site to ensure maximum surveillance.

We encourage our clients to consider how they keep their CCTV solutions resilient and free from down time, so we recommend a closed network system. That way, if there is a wider network outage, such as the main company network is down, the cameras aren’t affected.

They don’t need to be at all. With the right project management team, you can have a seamless installation. If you are moving from analogue then we always recommend a phased approach, in that we suggest moving the cameras and recorders at different times to ensure continuity.

A good tip when looking for a provider is to check their fitting standards, but also their approach to planning and fitting. They should fully document how they will take on the transition and maintenance thereafter.

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Case studies & testimonials

“By transporting CCTV video over our extensive metropolitan data network, we have managed to capitalise on our investment,”   “Through the support and dedication of the C>Ways team, the project has been implemented successfully, surpassing any of our original expectations.” John Kelly – IT Director for Wansbeck District Council.

If you are looking for more information why not read our useful blogs or join us for one of our events running throughout the year.

Read Our Case Studies

If you are looking for more information why not read our useful blogs or join us for one of our events running throughout the year.

Sector expertise

With sector expertise in schools, higher education, transport and logistics, healthcare, hospitality and leisure, retail and office space, we will find the most appropriate network solution for your current and future needs.

Higher & Further Education

Schools, Academies and MATs

Transport & Logistics


Hospitality & Leisure


Business Parks & Office Spaces

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