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Integrated Proximity Access Control

Proximity access control functionality can be integrated with your Focus Time & Attendance system (Pro or Enterprise editions) using the HRX5000 proximity clocking terminals or HRX Access Control Unit. Use Focus to control access groups for specific doors according to day and time schedules and configure door release times etc.

Each HRX5000 terminal includes functionality to provide access control of up to two doors, barriers or turnstiles. Two separate remote proximity readers can be connected and there are two separate relays available to control the power to a door lock or to trigger a barrier or turnstile.

Power is supplied to a door lock from a suitably rated power supply and the relays in the HRX5000 are used to switch the power to the lock. Press-to-exit buttons can be connected to provide a timed trigger of each relay. Also, up to two door sensors can be connected to monitor if a door has been left open over a predefined period of time.

Learn more about the successful implementation of Focus with integrated proximity access control at Toolbank by reading their case study

Proximity Access Control

"The Focus team while small are very responsive to problems and suggestions for improvements to the software. I would recommend Focus without hesitation."

Duncan Chandler, Group HR Manager - Dormole Ltd (t/a Toolbank)

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Proximity Access Control – Key Features

  • Designed to integrate with the Focus Time & Attendance software
  • Uses reliable TCP, RS232 or RS485 communications
  • Connections for up to 2 readers per terminal
  • HID, Cotag, PAC, Paxton and Mifare readers all supported
  • Can control up to 2 separate doors per terminal
  • Inputs for Door monitoring
  • Dedicated printer output for fire alarm reporting
  • Scaleable; add to existing Focus systems easily


Access Control SoftwareYour access control requirements are configured via the Focus Time & Attendance software. As a brief explanation, employees are assigned to access groups. The access group will determine which doors all of the members of the group have access to as well as what times they can access those doors and on which days of the week.

Proximity Readers

HID Proximity ReaderA wide range of proximity readers are available for use with your access control system from HID, Mifare, Paxton, Cotag and PAC readers including long range reader options.

Site Surveys & Professional Locksmithing

Emergency Break Glass & Press to Exit ButtonInstalling an proximity access control solution is a skilled job and that is why we only use professional locksmiths.  Our locksmiths can attend your site to perform a detailed site survey to recommend the appropriate electronic locks and door furniture for your doors – each door is unique and could require a different solution depending on head height, door composition, exist locks, fire requirements etc.

We can supply and install all equipment required as part of the job including the access control unit, electric locks, power supply units, press-to-exit buttons, break-glasses, key switches as well as those all important card readers and the cards or fobs themselves that your employees will need to gain access.

We will install the Focus Pro software on your designated PC and work with you in setting up personnel groups, rules, doors and adding employees.

Fire Alarm Reporting

As well as controlling who can access various areas of your building your proximity access control system can integrate with the Focus fire alarm reporting features.

Click here for more information on fire alarm reporting.