EES - July 2016

July 2016

Commercial office building access control

Verifying the identity of individuals in a commercial office building or corporate environment has become critically important. Access control security needs to allow for a flow of people with various degrees of access admission throughout the day, as well as for a means of safe exit in case of emergency.

Access control uses cards with magnetic card readers, proximity readers, barcodes or smart cards with embedded microprocessors. The system architecture is based on distributed intelligence using a standard IP communications network.

From My Pen

The non-negotiable need for top-notch security

Securing our homes, families, belongings and places of work is crucial in the world we live in today, and we at EES Africa have been involved in a number of security projects and initiatives this year.


The focus has been on the need for integrated, proactive security. We are currently working with University of the Western Cape (UWC) management on an ambitious multi-pronged initiative, the UWC Safe Campus Project, to substantially increase campus security.


Security system integration, a control room revamp and CCTV upgrades will vastly improve the available technology at UWC. For more detailed information on this project please see ‘Ambitious integrated, proactive security initiative for UWC’.


In the white paper, ‘Commercial office building access control’, Ntokozo Nkabinde, Junior Project Engineer with EES Africa, discusses how a building with well engineered access control can deliver the highest level of security, far beyond that of a basic physical security system. Due to the variety and complexity of most commercial organisations, the security system can go from simple to highly complex.


Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss the security solution which is most suited to your particular needs.



Managing Director