Access Control

Qld’s Most Trusted Access Control Systems

Technological advancements have vastly impacted society, and the security industry is no exception. Upgrading your business, facility or home to an electronic access control system allows you to have complete control and protection over who and what can enter your premises at all times.

An access control system is an electronic security system that allows you to control who can enter restricted areas around and inside a building. Whoever is in charge of the building’s security would provide authorised personnel with keycards, keypad PINs or a combination of the two to allow access.

At John Barnes, we have a team committed to designing, supplying and installing the latest and greatest electronic security solutions. These include but are not limited to:

  • EKA systems (electronic key heads)
  • Wireless access control systems
  • Wireless security alarm systems
  • Small business access control systems
  • CCTV & security cameras

If you’re not sure which system or product is best for your business or home, give us a call on (07) 3275 8888 or browse our online shop via the link below.

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The Benefits Of Access Control

Investing in an access control system has many benefits, including:

  • Asset protection – from both internal and external theft
  • 24/7 Home and Workplace Safety monitoring
  • Instant security alerts to your smartphone
  • Conflict resolution – security cameras and access control systems can provide valuable evidence
  • Extra protection of restricted and vulnerable areas

If you’d like to arrange access control or talk to an industry expert, give us a call or send an online enquiry via the link below.

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The 3 Types Of Access Control

Discretionary Access Control Systems (DAC)

Recommended for smaller businesses as it’s the most flexible and easy to use option. It allows the owner to decide and control the number of people who can access a specific area. Each access control point will have a list of authorised users. So, the system will check its specifications and either allow or deny entry.

Mandatory Access Control (MAC)

For facilities that require the strictest and most secure access control. Only owners and select personnel can access the system. The system administrator presets the access control settings, which can only be edited or removed with their permission.

Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

Most popular with facilities and businesses with multiple departments. Instead of assigning permissions to each user like a MAC system, an RBAC allows access based on a specific job title. As a result, it cuts down on setup time and can be simple to update.

Our Projects

  • Westfield Upgrade – Chermside

    This expansion saw 95 new retailers, a gallery mall and a new resort-style dining and entertainment precinct added to the extensive centre.

  • Westfield Coomera

    The centre caters to all ages with over 140 specialty stores and high-ropes courses, laser tag and arcade centres.

  • BAC DHL Warehouse Expansion

    The new warehouse will be connected to the existing 3,500sqm warehouse and 760sqm office space.

  • Kallangur Neighbourhood Centre

    This centre aims to encourage and enable community participation and respond to identified community issues and needs.

  • Palm View State School & Special School

    Co-located with Palmview State School, Palmview State Special School includes a multi-purpose activity centre, skills centre, and hospitality centre alongside a modern new learning centre, library, canteen and administration centre.

  • Yamanto Shopping Centre

    The development will house Coles, Kmart and a vast range of smaller retailers, an outdoor dining area accommodating up to 300 people and a brand new health and wellness precinct.

  • Airservices Australia ATSC Extension (Air Traffic Services)

    This new facility includes the Control Operations Room, Building Services Centre, equipment rooms, power plants, chiller plants and car parking facilities.

  • Sinnamon Village Stage 1

    During Stage 1 of this project, six distinct buildings were constructed, each comprising four levels and 36 suites.

No Job is too Big or Too Small


At John Barnes, we understand how important securing your family home or investment property is. Our Locksmiths are highly skilled and experienced in designing supplying and installing only the best residential security solutions for:

  • Stand-alone homes
  • Townhouses
  • Duplexes
  • Multi-level homes
  • Apartment blocks
  • Gated communities and more.


John Barnes provides unrivalled commercial and industrial security solutions for a wide range of clients. These solutions can include but are not limited to master key systems, digital locks, access control systems and security cameras. We can design, supply and install these for:

  • Office buildings
  • Shopping centres
  • Hospitals and Medical facilities
  • Hotels and hostels
  • Schools
  • Prisons
  • Industrial buildings and more

Why choose us for all your project needs

  • Trusted By Many businesses

    Trusted By Many Businesses

    For five decades and counting, John Barnes has been the provider of choice for a vast array of businesses, both large and small.

  • Quality service & products

    Quality Service & Products

    Our company has built a reputation for quality service, products and advice. This has been made possible through our stringent quality controls and continuous training within the organisation.

  • Prompt and professional services

    Prompt and Professional Services

    Our experienced sales personnel and licensed service technicians take pride in providing effective and timely services, as well as offering expert advice.

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