A Matter of Security are based in Brentwood Essex and provide Access Control across the UK.

Our access control systems give you full control over who can get into your building and keep out people who aren’t supposed to be there.

Our Access Control installers will make sure that your system is set up to the highest standards.

Chat to our team via the WhatsApp function below or call our head office on 01708572248 to book your FREE survey.


What is Access Control?

An access control system is used to control people and cars within a building or site.

The person could be an employee or visitor and could be travelling on foot or by car. Access control is therefore a way of increasing the security of a building or site, by controlling who can go where and when.

Access control systems usually use access cards or key fobs to authorise individuals into certain areas within a business premises.

Why is Access Control Important?

When you have a large volume of people arriving at your building and roaming around it throughout the day, it can be difficult to keep track of this movement. Access control systems are an important part of any security setup, allowing you to:

  • Keep a record of the arrival and departure time of every individual who is present in the building
  • Lock down high security areas of your premises and allow access only to authorised personnel
  • Install powerful electromagnetic doors that are tamperproof for maximum security
  • Easily redistribute keycards, fobs, or change the door code when your security needs change
  • Install Biometric Access Control for higher levels of security

What are the benefits of Access Control?

  • No Need for Traditional Keys 

Access control eliminates the need for traditional keys, which can easily and often get lost or mislaid.  This can create a potential security breach. If there are multiple rooms and buildings with restricted access, this also means multiple keys are needed for each individual, which can be bulky to carry around – access control eliminates this issue.

  • Track Who Enters and Leaves

By tracking who enters and leaves your premises, it allows you to know who is where and when and that everyone is where they are supposed to be.

It also means that if an incident, accident or theft occurs, you will be able to identify exactly who was in the area or space at that specific time.

  •  Protect Staff

An access control system can protect your staff and visitors by stopping unwanted visitors and non-authorised persons from entering your premises. If someone without access tries to enter the building, they won’t be able to and this significantly increases the security of your site as well as the safety of your employees and visitors.

  •  Reduce Costs 

Another benefit of an access control system is that is can reduce your overall costs. This is due to not needing to replace and supply keys, locks and employ security personnel to keep your site secure. This is especially relevant in a large scale company that may have thousands of employees and multiple floors and buildings. Instead, you will need to install one access control system, that can also be integrated with your other systems such as lighting, heating and appliances, to turn off when the room or building is not in use, thus saving on energy bills.

  • Reduce Theft 

By controlling the building access, no unauthorised individual will be able to enter, meaning intruders will find it much harder to enter and commit a theft.

  •  Improve Employee Experience

Employees will not only feel more secure on site, but will have an improved employee experience. They will be able to access different areas of the workplace with ease, without relying on others or security personnel to open and close buildings and rooms. This will give them more flexibility in their ways of work and will improve their overall employee satisfaction.

There are therefore several benefits of access control systems and their importance is key in maintaining a safe and secure environment.

Access Control Maintenance

A Matter of Security will maintain your access control system to ensure that it continues to operate.

Have a problem with your security system? Our team can assist.Our team of engineers has a lot of experience keeping a wide variety of access control systems in good shape.


Our head office is based in Brentwood, Essex and we cover the South East of England.

Our installation and maintenance is carried out to the highest British standards.

Chat to our team via the WhatsApp function below or call our head office on 01708572248 to book your FREE survey.

Access Control INSTALLERS

When installing an Access Control System it is important you choose the right type of device to ensure your daily comings and goings can run as seamlessly as possible. Below are a range of reader types that A Matter of Security is capable of integrating into your property.

anti-vandal key pad

Anti Vandal Keypads


Proximity Readers

security card-readers

Card Readers



A Matter of Security work with the leading manufacturer of biometric readers all of which can be easily integrated into new or existing systems

Thermal CCTV Essex


SAFER, FASTER, SMARTER - Accurately detect elevated body temperatures, even in crowds, with great accuracy.

worksite security


With a wide range of clients from Hospitals to Schools, take a look at some of our recent projects.