Access Card Calgary

Choosing a Card Access System

Businesses and office buildings in Calgary trust Union Alarm with access cards and entrance control systems to secure their facilities. A card access system often includes electronic card readers & electrified locking hardware to secure a building’s entrance doors. Together, these systems allow;

  • Users and guests to enter a building with electronic access cards and key fobs.
  • Employees to present access cards or key fobs at the card reader in order to open a door.
  • Administrators to program doors, user groups and assign time schedules to an area.

Using access control software, these security systems allow you to create user groups. Similarly, they allow you to control who can enter a specific door or when? Access card systems then assign time schedules to the areas and groups to restrict access cards when an area is to remain secure.

In addition, the access card system provides an audit trail of door openings to show who’s entered and at what time. Finally, card access control systems allow you to reprogram key cards or key fobs within the software and re-use them again. This negates the need to change locks or keys.

Call our Calgary office to learn more about our entrance control systems.

We also offer card access control systems in Winnipeg.


Frequently Asked Questions

Access Systems – Q&A

Yes, we do! In many cases, our Calgary clients have had a Chubb access card system installed. Not only do we take over and service these entry control systems, but we service all major brands of access cards in Calgary. Furthermore, we can service your security access systems even if the software is out of date.

In Calgary, many card access systems include basic entrance control systems from Keyscan or Kantech. Beyond any of these brands, know that we can service your entrance control system and we can add new features too. Contact Union Alarm and request a quote today.

Yes. When it comes to access card systems in Calgary, Union Alarm can perform any required upgrades. In addition, we can add new doors to your existing access card systems! Furthermore, we not only add the required card readers & door controllers, but we also install the locking hardware for the access control door.

In fact, we are well known for the maintenance of existing card access control systems including those installed by Chubb and ADT. We further maintain access control systems from Keyscan and Kantech. Call us today to explore your options.

Yes! Union Alarm supplies and installs basic card access systems for small businesses. Options include single door entry control systems or a basic 2-door card access system. Our ProtegeWX line is designed for single-site installations and makes a great choice for small offices.

Even if your business only requires a few doors of entrance control, our WX access systems can handle it and allow expansion up to 128 doors. In addition, we have our ProtegeGX line for multi-site locations requiring hundreds or thousands of entrance controlled doors.

Card Access System – ICT

ProtegeWX & ProtegeGX

At ICT we believe the key to great software is doing all the hard thinking up-front so you don’t have to. There’s no better example of this theory in action than our ProtegeWX and ProtegeGX card access systems.

  • Both platforms include enterprise-level card access systems that fully integrate with intrusion detection, and building automation solutions.
  • Not only that, but both platforms include a feature set that is easy to operate, simple to integrate, and effortless to extend.

Designed with the end-user in mind, ProtegeGX offers a user-friendly interface with graphical floor plans and highly customizable status pages for controlling and monitoring the system.

Call us to add entrance control to your building.

ICT ProtegeGX – Effortless to Extend:

The modular design and scalable licensing model makes ProtegeGX suitable for everyone – from small single door card access systems right through to large multi-national corporations. The modular expansion allows the card access system to grow with you and proves to be very cost-effective as you only add expander modules and optional functionality as you need it.

Integration with a wide range of third party systems enables you to maximize the infrastructure and IT investments you already have available on-site while adding value to existing technology. ICT’s open Automation and Control protocol allow third-party developers to create custom integrations that communicate directly with the ProtegeGX Controller.

Customer Testimonials


“Union Alarm took over an existing building access system on two of our buildings. Since the initial building access work was completed several years ago, additional door access and security cameras were installed and in recent months, an additional building access system has been added. The service technicians were knowledgeable, took time to listen to the client’s needs and provided cost-effective solutions.”  Card Access System & Camera Installation

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