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Standalone | Access Control

Standalone access control is the simplest way to secure and control access through doors around your building. If you’re looking to step up security, protect your staff and assets and save money, then Standalone access control is for you.

Why choose a Standalone system from Paxton?


Standalone access control is usually one or two small units wired directly onto a door panel to control access to the door. There is no need for a PC network, and you don’t have to secure every single door within your building, only those you wish to. User tokens can be added to the system in seconds by presenting an enrolment card to the door. Administration is straightforward and can be done in a matter of minutes.


Staff and visitors are issued with electronic tokens instead of keys. If someone loses their token, it can be simply barred from the system by presenting a shadow card to a reader. This ensures that if the token was found it could not be used to gain entry and compromise the security of your building.

Cost Saving

Replacing lost keys and changing locks when keys go missing can go missing can be inconvenient and expensive. A Standalone system uses simple token management to keep costs down. If someone loses their token, it can be barred from the system, meaning that there is no need to change locks or keys.

What else can Standalone access control do for me?

Although incredibly simple to use, our Standalone access control systems come with some great features you might associate with a more advanced security. Paxton’s Stand access control has energy saving, hands free and vandal resistant capabilities. Additionally, we design our products to look smart; we have a range of stylish readers to suit any interior or exterior.

Energy saving

Avoid energy wastage and save money on utility bills with our energy saving reader. It’s ideal for use as a switch to control electrical equipment, water, heating and lighting.

This means you only pay for the energy that you use and can ensure appliances are switched off when an area is not in use. It’s a great way to improve your building’s green footprint.

Hands Free

Why not use our Hands-free interface to give access to wheelchair users in your building? A hands-free interface can read your token from a handbag or pocket. It’s great way to comply with DDA requirements or simply to offer swift, convenient access when presenting a token might be tricky.

Vandal Resistant

We understand that not all sites are the same. Our vandal resistant product range is great for use in areas prone to vandalism because they are designed to really stand up to abuse.

Robust and secure, our vandal resistant readers help you to control access in tricky areas where knocks and scrapes are a real concern.

Designer Readers

Our designer range is second to none. We recognise that how our readers look is extremely important to our customers and create stylish products accordingly.

Suitable for smart offices, swish hotel lobbies or any design-led interior where appearances matter; you’re sure to find a Paxton reader to complement any environment.

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