Comb’s MK II Access Control System

Residential Estate Security Handbook 2016 - Vol 2 Residential Estate (Industry)

Security in complexes and multi-dwelling establishments is a high priority issue in the minds of discerning owners and residents. The most visible and regularly utilised aspect, for residents and visitors alike is, of course, access control on entry/exit.

How often have you found yourself, as a resident or visitor at the entrance/exit of a complex or multi-dwelling establishment, tapping your fingers in impatience on the steering wheel as motorists ahead of you wrestle with a cumbersome and grubby old book or clipboard? Tap, tap go the fingers, as each driver fills in copious details in blocks that are never big enough, wondering, as they do, if anyone will ever look at or check up on what has been written, as they laboriously sign in or out.

Comb Communications has recognised the need for speed and efficiency at entry/exit points. Our people-focused technology has transformed the tapping of fingertips on steering wheels into the quick tapping in of a simple code, into a keypad linked to its effective online system, the MK II, with far-reaching reporting capabilities. This user-friendly add-on offering to Comb’s MK II Access Control System aptly bears the name TAP TAP (Temporary Access Pin).

The first GSM intercom system prototype was installed in 2004 and along with the second prototype, is still up and running efficiently. Residents simply send a message to the application, which in turn sends back, via SMS, a unique, computer generated code which is then forwarded to prospective visitors for use at the gate.

Comb recognises the need for gate personnel to be familiar with the correct use of the MK II system and the TAP TAP add-on. Excellent training is given to guarding companies in this regard. By the same token, installers are thoroughly trained to ensure that both the MK II system and TAP TAP entrance/exit keypads are expertly installed.

Comb has achieved synergy with Centurion Systems (South Africa’s biggest automation company), Vodacom and Nashua Mobile, and MK II and TAP TAP users benefit directly from the strength found in its alignment with these established and respected providers.

As of September 2012 Comb’s gate openings per month shot over the two million mark; by comparison a year ago the figure was one million. This increase clearly demonstrates a remarkable growth trend for the company.

For more information, contact Keep Access Control Systems, +27 (0)11 805 0175, [email protected],


Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Smart intercoms for Sky House Projects
Nology Access Control & Identity Management Residential Estate (Industry)
DNAKE’s easy and smart intercom solution has everything in place for modern residential buildings. Hence, the developer selected DNAKE video intercoms to round out upmarket apartment complexes, supported by the mobile app.

Reliable access management for famous film location
Paxton Access Control & Identity Management Residential Estate (Industry)
The Royal Connaught Park features a private swimming pool, health and fitness suite, outdoor tennis court and onsite parking, with over 100 residents coming and going every day.

Ring announces second generation indoor camera
Smart Home Automation Surveillance Residential Estate (Industry)
Introducing a removable manual privacy cover, Ring's latest indoor camera provides customers with increased privacy, control and peace of mind when it comes to home security.

Securing a luxurious estate
Access Control & Identity Management Residential Estate (Industry) Products & Solutions
Turnstar Systems recently partnered with Balwin Munyaka Residential Estate to secure the entrance to its Crystal Lagoon, ensuring only authorised residents and guests can access the site.

Body-worn evidence
Technews Publishing Forbatt SA Betatrac Telematic Solutions Secutel Technologies Surveillance Residential Estate (Industry) Products & Solutions
Body-worn cameras are no longer just a good idea or a luxury item; in fact, they are gaining popularity and finding use in various situations, one of these being in residential estates.

Integrating control rooms and response
WatchManager Integrated Solutions Residential Estate (Industry)
Control rooms have become a standard in large estates, and remote control rooms are finding a home even in smaller estates due to cost efficiencies and the increasing reliability of analytics and artificial intelligence.

The difference between a SOP and a SOP
Residential Estate (Industry) Integrated Solutions Security Services & Risk Management
SOPs are a touchy issue that need careful attention and automation to ensure they deliver the desired security results. Beyond design and automation, implementation is the ultimate road to success.

Entrance security for residential buildings
Paxton Access Control & Identity Management Residential Estate (Industry) Products & Solutions
Home is where people should feel safe and relax. Installing a reliable access control system is vital to track and prevent non-residents from entering private areas.

Security without the skin
Alwinco Editor's Choice Security Services & Risk Management Residential Estate (Industry)
We all know about the layers of security required to form a comprehensive solution, but the layers go deeper than most consider. Andre Mundell dissects security in this article to start the journey into what is under the covers.

Touchless vehicle access control
Technews Publishing Techsolutions ZKTeco Impro Technologies Editor's Choice Access Control & Identity Management Residential Estate (Industry) Products & Solutions
RFID access for vehicles is a growing market, and many estates (residential and business) have opted for this approach to speed up the process of moving vehicles through access control points.