Paxton Net 2

There are a multitude of access control systems available in the UK market currently, form the downright basic to all-inclusive high end integrated systems which can make it quite a daunting prospect to consider which system is best for you. 

Since the company’s formation in September 2004, MMV Contracting Limited has concentrated its offering around a small number of well-known and reliable equipment hardware and software providers. 

We have primarily offered Paxton Net 2 as our preferred system of choice (and occasionally it’s little brother Switch 2 where only basic control is needed and budgets are very tight) 

Paxton design and manufacture market leading IP access control, door entry and building intelligence systems for smart buildings.  

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With over 30 years of experience, they put their core values of simplicity, quality and honesty at the heart of everything they do. Their products harness the latest technology to provide powerful, yet easy to install and use solutions. They provide world class technical support to ensure they consistently exceed our customers’ expectations, supporting us, them and their businesses.  

They develop systems for the mid-market (such as education, healthcare, retail, leisure, commercial and public sector) and provide solutions suitable for a wide range of sites and requirements. At present, around 25,000 buildings are secured by Paxton globally each year.  

Based in Brighton, East Sussex, Paxton manufacture locally and export to over 60 countries worldwide. 

Net2 is an advanced PC based access control solution which offers centralised administration and control of sites with up to one thousand doors and 50,000 users. It allows you to perfectly tailor access privileges to groups or individuals quickly and easily using our intuitive, user-friendly software. Event reports can be quickly and easily generated in a few clicks and the single-door architecture makes specifying, installing and maintaining the system easy. With many advanced features such as site graphics, IP camera integration and ‘Triggers and Actions’ further extending the capabilities of this cutting-edge system. 

Key Features 

  • PC based system 
  • Central control of privileges 
  • Manage 1000s of doors, 50,000 users 
  • Event reporting 
  • Scalable; add to systems easily 
  • Integrate other building systems 
  • Proximity, magstripe or keypads 
  • Integration with barriers/turnstiles 
  • Integration with biometrics, such as iEvo Ultimate fingerprint reader 

Typical Applications

  • Construction sites 
  • Small/medium premises 
  • Large corporate premises 
  • Multiple-site premises 
  • Government buildings 
  • Universities 
  • Sports clubs 
  • Car parks

A typical Net 2 System

1. Network  
The access control system is administered from the PC using the Net2 software. Users can be added, reports created and much more.

2. Network 
The PC and controllers plug directly into the LAN

3. Door components 
Control unit – 1 required for every door. Able to permit or deny access to users without communication to the PC.
Reader – 1 or 2 readers can be fitted to each door. A wide range of readers are compatible with Net2 including proximity, magstripe, keypads and biometric. 
Exit button – Any ‘push to make’ button can be used. 
Electric lock – The Net2 control unit has voltage free relay contacts. This means that Net2 is capable of operating any type of electric lock. 

Net 2 over multiple sites using TCP/IP

Consider a company with 4 offices. The offices are connected by a permanent Wide Area Network (WAN). Each office has some staff that only work at that office. There are other staff that require access to all offices. In order to prevent users having to be added to 4 separate systems, a single centralised system has been installed.

The Net2 software is installed on a rack-mounted server PC at the London office. Connection is established to all Net2 control units over the WAN.

The Net2 system may be administered from any PC on the WAN running the Net2 client software. Only those users with valid Net2 operator privileges can make changes to the system.

As a new staff member joins the company they are added to the Net2 system and given the appropriate access permissions for all offices. Users can be barred as required. Reports can be generated for each site individually or together as necessary.

MMV Contracting Limited are GOLD installers of Paxton products, an achievement that recognises our consistent use of Paxton products over the years which demonstrated our understanding of the product range and the success we have had in promoting it to our customer base and who have gone on to successfully install it.