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Paxton ranked 49th in The Sunday Times’ 100 Best Companies to Work For listing

Electronic IP access control and door entry systems specialist Paxton has been named as one of the UK’s top employers with its 49th placed ranking in The Sunday Times’ 100 Best Companies to Work for 2018 listing.

The annual survey run by the ‘Best Companies’ organisation recognises those organisations and managers who genuinely value and respect their employees. Paxton is the only security manufacturer included on the prestigious list.

The ranking was achieved following direct feedback provided by Paxton employees covering key areas of leadership: My Manager, My Company, Personal Growth, My Team, Well-Being, Fair Deal and Giving Something Back.

Highlights from the employee survey provide an excellent insight into what it’s like to work at the company. 96% of staff believe they can make a valuable contribution to the success of the company. 93% agree that the organisation is run on strong values and principles 90% of those taking part in the survey feel proud to work for Paxton.

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Commenting on the news, Adam Stroud (Paxton’s CEO) said: “We’re absolutely delighted to feature on this extremely prestigious list. This is the first time we have entered, so to appear at number 49 is a fantastic achievement. It’s a wonderful milestone in Paxton’s journey, embodying our ambition to be world-class in all that we do and encompassing everything from our products and services to our working environment. We’ve worked hard to develop a positive company culture and to support our staff on each step of their career with us. Due to rapid expansion and year-on-year business growth over the last two decades, three years has been the average time taken for Paxton to double in size. We’re now a sizeable company with over 300 employees. The incredible growth rate continues stronger than ever.”

Stroud concluded: “However, while hard work, focus, investment and a good strategy are essential to the success of the company, most important of all by a long way are the people that work for Paxton. I would like to personally thank all members of the Paxton team. They’ve been responsible for our success to date, and will continue to determine the extent of our future successes.”

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Paxton announces inaugural recipients of new Scholarship Programme

Paxton, the global brand of electronic IP access control and door entry systems, has announced the first recipients of its new scholarship programme in conjunction with the University of Brighton.

Launched in November last year, the initiative offers the opportunity for students studying engineering and product design-related courses at the University of Brighton to win one of three scholarship places each worth £10,000 plus a three-month paid work placement with the company from July this year.

As part of the scholarship, the selected scholars will participate in technology research projects at Paxton that will then form the final year project of their degree course.

Last November, the company hosted a student open day at its new state-of-the-art facility, the Paxton Technology Centre, which was attended by over 100 students from the University of Brighton. The open day provided the students with the opportunity to learn more about the company and the application process, meet Paxton’s experts in product development and research and receive hands-on technology demonstrations of the company’s diverse product range.

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From those that applied, 16 students were then invited to an assessment day where they undertook a series of practical tasks and interviews. Following this, the successful three students were then selected. They are Yury Johnson (aged 20, who’s studying for a BEng in Electronics and Computing), Laurence Budd (aged 21, and who’s studying for a BSc in Computer Science) and Sam Innes (aged 20 and who’s also studying towards a BSc in Computer Science).

Commenting on the student programme, Adam Stroud (Paxton’s CEO) said: “I’d like to congratulate the three students that have secured the 2018 Paxton Scholarship. The Paxton Scholarship is a long-term initiative designed to ensure that we can secure the bright minds needed for the company’s continued success and prosperity. I’m thrilled at how the initiative was embraced by both the team at Paxton as well as the students and staff at the University of Brighton.”

Stroud continued: “We hope that the Paxton Scholarship will mean much more than just financial help for those students involved. Industry experience, without having to take a year out, will be invaluable to their development and help them to decide what career they wish to pursue. We also believe it will continue to highlight the diverse range of roles available within the security industry and the opportunities offered by a growing and exciting business sector.”

Sam Davies, the University of Brighton’s director of philanthropy and alumni engagement, stated: “Congratulations to the students and to Paxton for introducing this exciting and unique opportunity. We’re delighted to have partnered with Paxton in establishing this new scholarship programme which provides our students with access to the realities of the workplace and the challenges companies like Paxton face on a day-to-day basis.”

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Videx introduces vandal-resistant GSM access control system

Videx has launched its vandal-resistant GSM system that can provide access control to a wide range of gated properties, office blocks and commercial buildings. The new system uses mobile technology to communicate and operate doors, automatic gates, car parks and remote site applications, making it a perfect security solution for unmanned sites and communications outside of normal business hours.

The solution is available as part of the 4000 Series modular door entry system in a range of styles including surface and flush panels in 12 gauge 316 grade stainless steel. Custom panel sizes are also available. All vandal-resistant panel variations can be engraved with a legend or provided with back-lit name plate windows. The system also provides optional proximity access control for up to 1,000 users.

Neil Thomas, national sales manager at Videx, said: “GSM systems enable calls to be placed from an entrance point to any mobile or landline telephone. Entry can then be granted using the telephone keypad. Two key and innovative features of our new vandal-resistant GSM system is that it can call up to 24 users, with a divert facility of up to three numbers if the others are engaged or unanswered, while up to 1,000 telephone numbers can be stored to take advantage of the ‘dial to open’ feature which enables callers to dial the intercom and release the door/gate without being charged for the call.”

Proximity access control is also an option. A voice annunciation and LCD display can be connected if required, which can then include scroll buttons to search for specific users via the screen.

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GSM systems require minimum installation and set-up time, allowing them to be installed in places which would be too difficult or too expensive to hard-wire. There’s no need for any cabling to telephone points as the system uses the existing mobile network infrastructure, allowing calls to be made to anywhere in the world.

Thomas added: “Systems can be installed in a very short space of time requiring only the mounting of the entrance panel and connection to a power supply, antenna and gate or door releasing device. Our new system also comes with an event log to record events that can be viewed using PC software.”

Programming and maintenance of the user’s details, access control codes and fobs may all be controlled via SMS text messages and via a PC using a USB connection. The GSM system’s flexibility allows changes to be made remotely without the need to revisit the site. Dry contact relay output, additional switched 0V output, push to exit button input and auxiliary inputs are all available.

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Door entry systems simplified and enhanced thanks to UIM-138 from Videx

Videx has introduced the UIM-138, an LCD display and voice unit that can be used within the door entry systems of both residential and commercial properties in order to strengthen access control-based security regimes.

The UIM-138 has been developed to not only enhance business and residential access control systems but also to meet the legal requirements of the Equality Act 2010, whereby entrance door accessibility needs to be granted to all visitors including those with disabilities.

The display and voice annunciation features have traditionally been a feature of digital door panels which are primarily used on large-scale developments. The UIM-138 brings this capability to smaller systems which can be used within traditional door entry panels on smaller properties.

Neil Thomas, national sales manager at Videx, commented: “The UIM-138 carries a number of features that both simplify and strengthen the door entry security of a building. For example, a visitor may not always understand how to use a door entry system. The UIM-138 adds call progressing information to the door panel which will take the individual through the process of calling an apartment using displayed and spoken messages on a step-by-step basis.”

The new Videx access control solution

The new Videx access control solution

The UIM-138 can be added to any vandal-resistant or VR4K door panel for the VX2200 system. The two-line, 16-character blue backlit LCD is protected behind a 6 mm Lexan window.

The unit is fully programmable using the built-in USB port and custom PC software allowing user names, apartment numbers and additional displayed messages to be programmed into non-volatile memory.

Thomas added: “The UIM-138 provides a number of key benefits to door entry systems. It adds to the user friendliness of the door panel ensuring the panel is easy to use and understand while also offering additional information to visitors. When used with the two scroll buttons and a call button it creates a simple but highly functional door panel which can call up to 180 apartments or businesses simply by scrolling to the name and pressing call.”

In conclusion, Thomas stated: “The additional IO facility can be used for a number of functions. One such function could be to show custom messages on the display. These messages, for instance, could be triggered from an apartment to assist a tenant who has difficulties communicating using the telephone handset.”

*For more information on the new UIM-138 unit from Videx and the door entry systems with which it’s compatible visit: bit.ly/1zFvv5a

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