Secure storage area needs secure access control

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Topwood, a recycling business which specialises in confidential document shredding, document scanning and secure storage, is planning a North Wales expansion after buying a three-acre site on Wrexham Industrial Estate.

The space was previously a food production and distribution facility. It will be renovated for the secure storage required, with a capacity of more than 250,000 archive boxes.

Tom Gilruth, director of Topwood, said: “This purchase reflects the growth we have seen over the last 4 years. It’s an exciting time for Topwood.

“The new site will play an important part in our expansion plans.”

DTM Legal, led by Paul Makinson, acted for the owners of Topwood.

Makinson said: “The new site will accommodate Topwood’s growing secure shredding and recycling business and it is great news that a local company, based in Cheshire, is now expanding into North Wales.”

A secure storage site needs a sophisticated access control system. The Access Control Wales system can control most standard types of internal/external electronic door releases and physical security devices such as barriers and turnstiles making.

The system gives you full control over who is allowed access through any controlled point at any time of any day.

It is suitable for operations of any size, from the control of a single internal door through to a fully computerised, multi-site network of control points.

You can integrate CCTV with the software, linking cameras with smart card scanners so that locks releasing triggers recording to begin. This can be viewed afterwards.

There is even a function which allows users to specific that they are entering or allowing entrance under duress.

There is no difference to the reader response when the duress key is pressed but silent alarms and emails are triggered to warn of the entry under duress.

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