Since being asked to write my initial
welcome letter for this web site our business has moved on.
The advent of our supplying low cost
Attendance and Job Time Recording Systems using swipe card technology
has raised the question, from our customers, what else can we do with
In particular customers have been interested
in using these cards for Access Control so that unauthorised
individuals cannot just wander about premises without good reason.
Unmanned reception lobbies and other entry routes to a building need
to be protected from petty thieves and unscrupulous visitors.
Quite apart from these issues Health and
Safety of a workforce has become a serious consideration and who is
within a building at a given moment may become a critical question in
the event of an emergency evacuation.
Evacuations may not be caused by events
internal to a user's own premises but caused by neighbouring premises
or social disruptions and protest groups.
Then there is the commercial integrity of
the business where records are stored in vulnerable computer systems
and laptop computers capable of making access through external
telecommunication if they fall into the wrong hands and not missed
for a while.
Ontime Systems have now added a whole
repertoire of Access Control and associated Identity Card production
to the traditional time clock business. Integrated management
software is now available covering this whole area of management.
Such is the growing demand for this equipment we also have Access
Control software without any relationship to time systems and this is
appropriate for offices, hotels or retail establishments.
Even the magnetic swipe card is now just one
option with alternative proximity tokens being available together
with biometric recognition systems that are becoming popularised by
Ontime Systems have gathered together a
wealth of experience with existing customers over many years and are
now in a position to offer this service alongside or independently of
our traditional time based products.
Please have a browse through our new Access
Control sections there is more to it than meets the eye.
Raymond W.L. Powell
Director - Ontime Systems Limited