Switch2 System


This type of system may be used to control access on one or many independent doors in a building. Access is gained by using a numeric code, or PIN with a keypad, or by presenting a proximity or mag-stripe token, depending on which type of reader is fitted. 

The Switch2 control unit is housed on the inside or safe side of the door. The control unit is used in conjunction with a Paxton Access reader or keypad. Switch2 is the standalone solution for external and higher security internal doors.

Switch2 systems are available with a choice of PROXIMITY or CARDLOCK (mag-stripe) readers or TOUCHLOCK keypads. Access is gained by using a code or PIN with a keypad, or by presenting a valid token to readers. Simple token management using our token packs makes administration straightforward.

Switch2 systems can be fitted to one or many doors in a building. Additional doors may be added as required.

If you are choosing a standalone system but may want to upgrade to a PC based system in the future, Switch2 is the right choice. Only the control unit would need to be replaced. Readers and other hardware are compatible with both systems.

Key features

  • 10,000 users (PROXIMITY & CARDLOCK), up to 50 codes (TOUCHLOCK)
  • Separate control unit and reader (high security)
  • Simple token management
  • Scalable; systems can be added to easily
  • Relay output
  • Available as PROXIMITY, mag-stripe (CARDLOCK) or keypads (TOUCHLOCK)


TOUCHLOCK keypads: Once installed a code is set and given to authorized users. Users gain access by entering this code into the keypad, the door unlocks and they are granted access. Codes may be changed on a regular basis to maintain security. The change needs to be made at each door.

PROXIMITY and CARDLOCK: You will be supplied with a pack of user tokens. The system is commissioned with the enrolment card, which is in the token pack. The enrolment card gives the reader a unique identity code. All of the user tokens in the pack are immediately valid. A token is issued to the user. The user gains access by presenting the token to the door reader, the door unlocks and they are granted access.

The token packs contain a shadow card, which is the ‘twin’ of the user token. When the user token is issued the name of the person should be written on the shadow card. In the event of a user token being lost or stolen, the shadow card is taken from the pack and presented to all of the door readers on the site. This immediately bars the lost user token. If found and presented to a reader it will not grant access. If required, the token may be reinstated onto the system by using the enrolment card.