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Cotec Security systems

Access control systems

In the fields of physical security and information security, access control (AC) is the selective restriction of access to a place or other resource. The act of accessing may mean consuming, entering, or using. Permission to access a resource is called authorization.

 Access Control Systems Designed to work together seamlessly, Access Systems' products provide you with the technology you need to deliver sophisticated security solutions—from the simplest to the most challenging.


Cotec offers a range of industrial and prestige turnstiles. They’re available in the customer’s choice of full height, half height or waist height, depending on security needs. Glass turnstiles offer a high-end aesthetic solution whilst industrial turnstiles are available in a number of finishes offering different levels of corrosion resistance. Cotec turnstiles are also offered with a ROTALOK rotation locking mechanism, specifically designed for heavy-duty use, and covered by an industry-leading 5-year guarantee.


Speed Gates are fitted with state-of-the-art motors and electronics, providing high speed access. The anti-tamper matrix of optical sensors prevent tail-gating and unauthorised entry.

Revolving doors

Cotec revolving doors are available from a 1.6m diameter all the way through to a 3.6m diameter. Depending on the needs of the customer, doors can be fitted with either a manual or an automatic rotation mechanism. Toughened safety glass is used in all revolving doors.

Man traps

Man-trap cubicles, also known as security booths, are available in both single and double configuration. A number of operating options are available as well as various sizes, depending on the customer's required levels of security and comfort.

Vehicle barriers and boom gates

Vehicle barriers and boom gates are available with barrier arms of up to 6m in length and are designed for heavy duty applications. The spike barrier, also known as the TALON, is designed with absolute security in mind and offers double-sided protection.

Road blockers and bollards

Turnstar road blockers and hydraulic bollards are designed for high security and anti-terror applications and offer the ultimate level of protection. Only high quality hydraulics are incorporated in the products and offer exceptional onsite longevity.

Home Automation systems

Home automation is the residential extension of building automation.It is automation of the home, housework or household activity.Home automation may include centralized control of lighting, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), appliances, security locks of gates and doors and other systems, to provide improved convenience, comfort, energy efficiency and security Security & Home Automation products keep you safe, manage energy consumption, and provide entertainment. Solutions for your home or business are available for every income level and lifestyle. Simply choose the automation, energy management, and convenience features you desire. Leviton systems may be installed in new or existing structures and controlled via your smartphone or tablet.

Electric Fencing

Electric fencing provides a high security solution for premises such as residential homes,power stations, vehicle storage, factories, schools, data centres and secure distribution centres etc. Electric Fence Systems both detect and deter would be intruders with a short, sharp electric pulse. The custom build security solutions can be tailored to meet the requirements of end users from small residential homes,commercial applications through to large enterprise level high security sites. The electric fence works by sending regulated electrical pulses along each fence channel with the returning pulses being monitored. our electric fence products are compliant to International Electric Fence Safety Standards. The cotec perimeter product range includes: software controlled (networked) and stand-alone perimeter security electric fencing, no-feel sensor technologies and integrations with complimentary 3rd party technologies

HF/VHF/UHF Radio Networks

radio communications is "licences"; having recurring usage charges once the communications network has been installed. radio networks are capable of providing voice, email, data, fax, and tracking solutions for fixed base station, mobile and manpack portable applications over thousands of kilometres. Our products are well known for their quality, reliability, simple intuitive operation and competitive pricing. For over 10 years Cotec has provided Radio communications solutions for global, government, business, schools,humanitarian and AID organisations.

Integrated security systems

As businesses grow, so do security needs. One location area may quickly evolve into a complex of buildings,workplaces, production sites and activities. Such expansion calls for regular and ongoing assessments of security risks and safety challenges. These structural and environmental changes may pose challenges for access control; monitoring movements of employees, visitors and contractors; defining boundaries for facilities and grounds; standardizing procedures and decision-making processes; and prioritizing resource allocations. A fully integrated system is the ideal, but such a system begins by having the right security at every level of need. To achieve a fully integrated security system, consider these four primary levels of access management and control

Level 1 – Mechanical Access/Egress

Simple safety and security measures begin with mechanical access control systems for exterior and interior doors.Mechanical security includes door hardware like exit devices that allow quick easy egress in an emergency, door closers that help ensure doors close and latch securely, mechanical locks, patented and high security keying systems, and portable security like cable locks, padlocks or U-locks

Level 2 – Electronic Access Control and Key Management

Key management means having a structured system for assigning keys, and identifying and tracking who has keys to which doors. Combining key management with a system that also includes programmable electronic locks takes your security up a level because you know exactly who used the electronic locks and when, while limiting who has keys to what doors. Since they require credentials such as PIN codes or card credentials to allow entrance, electronic locks also help reduce the risk of lost or stolen keys, unauthorized key duplication, and the need to rekey the facility if a key is lost.Programmable electronic locks are a simple and cost-effective way to increase security because they do not have to be connected to a network of any kind.

Level 3 – Networked Access Control

Networked security means that the devices, such as electronic locks,cctv and burglar alarms are managed from a central source. This makes programming the system quick and easy, and streamlines credential management because you don’t have to program each lock individually. Networked systems provide superior control of your access control system because they allow for real-time monitoring of security, instant credential management and options for higher security, such as dual authentication, a combination of card, facial and PIN for access. Biometrics introduces more advanced technologies that recognize individual features, such as hand geometry or fingerprints, for greater control over access to facilities. Biometrics can also eliminate the need for any type of credential, so there is no need to replace lost, damaged or stolen cards or keys. There are networked systems available to fit the demands of businesses of any size.

Level 4 – Facility Integration

Totally integrated security solutions tie together access control, time and attendance data,cctv,burglar alarms, perimeter protection and even lighting and HVAC systems for complete management of assets and people. When it comes to choosing and implementing an integrated system, look for one that is built using “open architecture.” This means that the products you choose can be managed and integrated with a wide variety of other technologies and software you may already have or be considering. The result is that you can customize your system to fit your security, budget and building needs. You’ll also be able to make easy additions or upgrades to your security system in the future. The modular, scalable characteristics of these systems allow the kind of flexibility needed for growing businesses.You can choose which openings should remain “offline” (not connected to your network) or moved to the network, and you can manage both types of locks with the same software and database. As your security needs evolve, you can have more locks on more doors and move more offline doors to a network solution when the budget allows.

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