Paxton Net2 new v5 software: perfect for one-off events

At The Card Network, we sell more Paxton Net2 Keyfobs, cards and readers than any other manufacturer – by quite a margin. The Paxton Net2 access control system continues to be one of the most popular in the country, especially amongst schools. And with the launch of their new v5 software, the Paxton Net2 just … Continue reading Paxton Net2 new v5 software: perfect for one-off events

Making the most of your access control system?

Lots of small businesses have some kind of access control system onsite. In the main, the system was brought in to replace traditional locks & keys, with employees using an access control card or token to gain entry through the front door. But could it be doing more to protect your business?   Your access … Continue reading Making the most of your access control system?

HID prox readers now in stock

The Card Network has been selling HID prox cards, keyfobs and tags to customers all over the UK for a number of years. Due to customer demand, we’ve now expanded our HID range to also offer HID prox readers, HID iCLASS and HID MultiCLASS access control readers. Which means our customers can buy everything they … Continue reading HID prox readers now in stock

Are hand gestures the future of access control?

Access control technology is constantly advancing. The latest invention in the industry comes from HID Global, which has just announced its innovative ‘gesture based’ methods, which can be used on RFID-based devices such as smart cards and smartphones. It means that we could soon be opening doors with a wave. According to HID Global, the … Continue reading Are hand gestures the future of access control?

Keep your secure access control cards secure

Card identity theft is growing. It’s contactless debit cards that have hit the news recently – and how easy it is for identity thieves to capture personal data if they have the right technology to hand. But what about your ‘secure’ access control cards? Could the data on these be cloned too? In some cases, … Continue reading Keep your secure access control cards secure

One small change could make a big impact on your property management budget

If you’re a large organisation with multiple sites, or a property management firm responsible for multi-tenanted buildings, you’ll probably spend a considerable amount of your buildings budget on access control products and services. It’s not just the access control systems themselves that are expensive – and costs vary hugely depending on the sophistication of the … Continue reading One small change could make a big impact on your property management budget

Stepping up access control in schools: is biometrics the answer?

Security is always at the forefront of the school agenda, and never more so than recently. More educational establishments are embracing the many benefits presented by access control reader systems in terms of identifying and controlling who enters their buildings. In most cases this means presenting staff and pupils with access control key cards, fobs … Continue reading Stepping up access control in schools: is biometrics the answer?

Access control cards – be protected over the Xmas shut down

The Christmas shut down can be open season for thieves and opportunists if your building isn’t adequately protected. A lot of companies close their doors over Christmas and New Year to give all staff time off to celebrate the festive season. However this can mean reduced security if a good access control cards system and … Continue reading Access control cards – be protected over the Xmas shut down

Which access control cards system do I need?

There are a plethora of access control cards and systems out there on the market, ranging from basic door entry systems for small businesses through to highly sophisticated remote access security systems for larger enterprises across multiple sites. The choice can be overwhelming, especially when you’re not sure exactly what you’re looking for. Look at … Continue reading Which access control cards system do I need?

The benefits of access control cards over keys

Are you and your employees still using keys in your business premises? If so, how confident are you that your assets are being protected effectively, 24 hours a day? Introducing an electronic access control system and supplying your staff with access control cards will increase security in your building and protect your employees and your … Continue reading The benefits of access control cards over keys