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18th March 2021 – Brighton, United Kingdom

 

In 2021 we will be introducing you to the people behind the products in our new feature, People of Paxton. Every month we will talk to a different member of the Paxton team from different departments and markets to give you an insight into the people behind the scenes who make Paxton a leading player in the Access Control industry.

 

This month we spoke to Jordanna Tooke, Senior Graphic Designer, one of the longest serving members of our Marketing Communications team.

 

Jordanna said: “I’ve worked at Paxton for just over 12 years now, however my very first day was delayed due to heavy snow so I couldn’t get anywhere near the office! I previously worked for a small publishing house, in marketing for a luxury furniture retailer, as well as a design agency where I worked on a project to create the bike livery for a British superbike racing team.”

 

In her current role at Paxton, Jordanna manages the company’s visual brand identity, overseeing the creation and design of a range of materials for several projects at any one time. “As part of the senior team in Marketing Communications I spend a lot of time balancing project plans to ensure our team can support with the visual elements for the wider needs of the company, such as: product launches, installer updates and content for our internal communication channels.”

 

In her role as Senior Graphic Designer, Jordanna is the gatekeeper for the Paxton brand: “It’s my responsibility to look at our materials through the eyes of our key audiences, to make sure that everything we do is striving for world-class and representing our brand in the best way possible.”

 

Looking forward to this year, Jordanna explains the kind of work her team will be focussing on in 2021: “Video is always something we’re asked for more of – promotional videos for our products, ‘how-to’ videos for our technical audience, and videos that show the people/personal side of the company – watch this space!”

 

And the best bit about working for Paxton? For Jordanna it’s the people she gets to work with: “The team that I work with are amazing – it sounds like a cliché to say ‘it’s the people’, but it really is the people that I get to work with every day that makes work fun. Knowing that there’s a group of friendly people willing to help each other to achieve our goals is a great thing. Paxton people genuinely care about each other and the work we do.”

 

Outside of work Jordanna loves nothing more than going to see her favourite bands: “I love going to watch live music and aim to see as many bands and artists as possible, or as many as my bank balance will allow… but the smaller the better, I can’t stand festivals! Stadium gigs can have a great atmosphere, but nothing beats actually being able to see the people on stage.”

 

Take a look at all the materials Jordanna and her team work on, on the Paxton website.

This is a UK post

18th March 2021 – Brighton, United Kingdom

 

In 2021 we will be introducing you to the people behind the products in our new feature, People of Paxton. Every month we will talk to a different member of the Paxton team from different departments and markets to give you an insight into the people behind the scenes who make Paxton a leading player in the Access Control industry.

 

This month we spoke to Jordanna Tooke, Senior Graphic Designer, one of the longest serving members of our Marketing Communications team.

 

Jordanna said: “I’ve worked at Paxton for just over 12 years now, however my very first day was delayed due to heavy snow so I couldn’t get anywhere near the office! I previously worked for a small publishing house, in marketing for a luxury furniture retailer, as well as a design agency where I worked on a project to create the bike livery for a British superbike racing team.”

 

In her current role at Paxton, Jordanna manages the company’s visual brand identity, overseeing the creation and design of a range of materials for several projects at any one time. “As part of the senior team in Marketing Communications I spend a lot of time balancing project plans to ensure our team can support with the visual elements for the wider needs of the company, such as: product launches, installer updates and content for our internal communication channels.”

 

In her role as Senior Graphic Designer, Jordanna is the gatekeeper for the Paxton brand: “It’s my responsibility to look at our materials through the eyes of our key audiences, to make sure that everything we do is striving for world-class and representing our brand in the best way possible.”

 

Looking forward to this year, Jordanna explains the kind of work her team will be focussing on in 2021: “Video is always something we’re asked for more of – promotional videos for our products, ‘how-to’ videos for our technical audience, and videos that show the people/personal side of the company – watch this space!”

 

And the best bit about working for Paxton? For Jordanna it’s the people she gets to work with: “The team that I work with are amazing – it sounds like a cliché to say ‘it’s the people’, but it really is the people that I get to work with every day that makes work fun. Knowing that there’s a group of friendly people willing to help each other to achieve our goals is a great thing. Paxton people genuinely care about each other and the work we do.”

 

Outside of work Jordanna loves nothing more than going to see her favourite bands: “I love going to watch live music and aim to see as many bands and artists as possible, or as many as my bank balance will allow… but the smaller the better, I can’t stand festivals! Stadium gigs can have a great atmosphere, but nothing beats actually being able to see the people on stage.”

 

Take a look at all the materials Jordanna and her team work on, on the Paxton website.

Virtual Training is Here to Stay

30th March 2021 – Brighton

 

It has been a year since the first lockdown in the UK. Government guidance and social restrictions have meant that many companies who provide training to their customers have had to adapt to maintain momentum in a changing commercial landscape. At Paxton, we are one of those companies, and supporting our installers has been a top priority. This is so their working lives are easier, and their businesses can continue to function and thrive with Paxton related projects.

 

Prior to the nationwide lockdowns we offered face-to-face practical training workshops for installation companies. These sessions were delivered by a dedicated training team and provided at our head office in Brighton, at an installer’s premises and at a range of convenient locations around the country.

 

Since the pandemic began, we have had the opportunity to innovate further and develop a unique virtual training programme. The new training sessions for Net2 Essential, Net2 Advanced and Paxton10 have been available daily to installers. They cover system hardware, software, and installation techniques, as well as the commissioning of our systems. These are held as a live workshop with one of our training engineers and not a pre-recorded webinar.

 

Andy Waller, our UK Training Manager, said “It has been important for us to continue to provide supportive product training and offer sessions where installers can talk to us directly. We wanted to ensure any questions or technical queries engineers may have regarding their installations are answered by system experts. The Trainers are able to provide information on best practice, and tips or tricks to help simplify installation and system use.”

 

Our approach to virtual training throughout the pandemic coincides with the overall aim of our Training team, which is providing installers with convenience and flexibility through industry-leading technical training.

 

Andy Waller further explains: “It is important that we give engineers the option to learn in the environment they feel is most suitable. Virtual training has enabled us to be even more accessible to engineers. The sessions have been extremely well received and so we will continue to provide them alongside our hands-on training throughout the year.”

 

As restrictions are starting to lift, in-person training has resumed from 30th March 2021. These workshops are already starting to see advance bookings alongside Paxton’s virtual training.

 

You can sign up for virtual or in-person training for Paxton10 or Net2 by following this link

Virtual training is here to stay

30th March 2021 – Brighton
 

It has been a year since the first lockdown in the UK. Government guidance and social restrictions have meant that many companies who provide training to their customers have had to adapt to maintain momentum in a changing commercial landscape. At Paxton, we are one of those companies, and supporting our installers has been a top priority. This is so their working lives are easier, and their businesses can continue to function and thrive with Paxton related projects.

Prior to the nationwide lockdowns we offered face-to-face practical training workshops for installation companies. These sessions were delivered by a dedicated training team and provided at our head office in Brighton, at an installer’s premises and at a range of convenient locations around the country.

Since the pandemic began, we have had the opportunity to innovate further and develop a unique virtual training programme. The new training sessions for Net2 Essential, Net2 Advanced and Paxton10 have been available daily to installers. They cover system hardware, software, and installation techniques, as well as the commissioning of our systems. These are held as a live workshop with one of our training engineers and not a pre-recorded webinar.

Andy Waller, our UK Training Manager, said “It has been important for us to continue to provide supportive product training and offer sessions where installers can talk to us directly. We wanted to ensure any questions or technical queries engineers may have regarding their installations are answered by system experts. The Trainers are able to provide information on best practice, and tips or tricks to help simplify installation and system use.”

Our approach to virtual training throughout the pandemic coincides with the overall aim of our Training team, which is providing installers with convenience and flexibility through industry-leading technical training.

Andy Waller further explains: “It is important that we give engineers the option to learn in the environment they feel is most suitable. Virtual training has enabled us to be even more accessible to engineers. The sessions have been extremely well received and so we will continue to provide them alongside our hands-on training throughout the year.”

As restrictions are starting to lift, in-person training has resumed from 30th March 2021. These workshops are already starting to see advance bookings alongside Paxton’s virtual training.

Virtual training is here to stay

30th March 2021 – Brighton

 

It has been a year since the first lockdown in the UK. Government guidance and social restrictions have meant that many companies who provide training to their customers have had to adapt to maintain momentum in a changing commercial landscape. At Paxton, we are one of those companies, and supporting our installers has been a top priority. This is so their working lives are easier, and their businesses can continue to function and thrive with Paxton related projects.

Prior to the nationwide lockdowns we offered face-to-face practical training workshops for installation companies. These sessions were delivered by a dedicated training team and provided at our head office in Brighton, at an installer’s premises and at a range of convenient locations around the country.

Since the pandemic began, we have had the opportunity to innovate further and develop a unique virtual training programme. The new training sessions for Net2 Essential, Net2 Advanced and Paxton10 have been available daily to installers. They cover system hardware, software, and installation techniques, as well as the commissioning of our systems. These are held as a live workshop with one of our training engineers and not a pre-recorded webinar.

Andy Waller, our UK Training Manager, said “It has been important for us to continue to provide supportive product training and offer sessions where installers can talk to us directly. We wanted to ensure any questions or technical queries engineers may have regarding their installations are answered by system experts. The Trainers are able to provide information on best practice, and tips or tricks to help simplify installation and system use.”

Our approach to virtual training throughout the pandemic coincides with the overall aim of our Training team, which is providing installers with convenience and flexibility through industry-leading technical training.

Andy Waller further explains: “It is important that we give engineers the option to learn in the environment they feel is most suitable. Virtual training has enabled us to be even more accessible to engineers. The sessions have been extremely well received and so we will continue to provide them alongside our hands-on training throughout the year.”

As restrictions are starting to lift, in-person training has resumed from 30th March 2021. These workshops are already starting to see advance bookings alongside Paxton’s virtual training.

You can sign up for virtual or in-person training for Paxton10 or Net2 at www.paxton-access.com/training

Paxton Resumes In-Person Installer Training

26th March 2021 – Brighton

The security technology manufacturer Paxton has resumed face-to-face workshops at their Technology Centre in Brighton, with significant new measures to keep you safe. The training sessions can also be held at an installer’s own premises.

When the third UK national lockdown began, Paxton’s face-to-face training was put on pause. Since then, the company have been running virtual training to help support their installers through current projects. Paxton are continuing to run their virtual training, but from the 1st April 2021 installers have the choice to take part online or can attend the British manufacturer’s new COVID-safe in-person training programme.

Steve Woodbridge, Paxton’s Global Training Manager explains: “The aim of the training is to give security installers the knowledge to install, setup and maintain Paxton systems. Virtual training and tutorials are a great way to learn the systems, but nothing beats the opportunity to get hands-on experience with the equipment and see the latest updates to Net2 and Paxton10 in action”.

The workshops offer guidance on installing and using both Net2 access control and Paxton10, which combines access control with video management on one platform.

Steven Woodbridge continues: “We are seeing exciting projects from our installers. A demand in our products due to the pandemic means it is so important to adapt out training programme and keep installers up to date”.

To help those participating in the training keep as safe as possible, individual kits will be provided to each person taking part, with a limited number of installers able to attend each session. This is to ensure appropriate social distancing. Screen partitions will also be used by Paxton trainers and placed between each workspace.

 

The aim is stay safe and brush up on your knowledge

 

Steve Woodbridge further explains: “We are working hard to provide an environment that adheres to the UK Government guidelines and allows installers to get hands on with our equipment without the risk of spreading the virus. All participants will be temperature checked upon arrival, and social distancing, as well as enhanced hygiene protocols will be implemented throughout the training. The aim is stay safe and brush up on your knowledge.

 

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People of Paxton

18th March 2021 – Brighton, United Kingdom
 

In 2021 we will be introducing you to the people behind the products in our new feature, People of Paxton. Every month we will talk to a different member of the Paxton team from different departments and markets to give you an insight into the people behind the scenes who make Paxton a leading player in the Access Control industry.

This month we spoke to Jordanna Tooke, Senior Graphic Designer, one of the longest serving members of our Marketing Communications team.

Jordanna said: “I’ve worked at Paxton for just over 12 years now, however my very first day was delayed due to heavy snow so I couldn’t get anywhere near the office! I previously worked for a small publishing house, in marketing for a luxury furniture retailer, as well as a design agency where I worked on a project to create the bike livery for a British superbike racing team.”

In her current role at Paxton, Jordanna manages the company’s visual brand identity, overseeing the creation and design of a range of materials for several projects at any one time. “As part of the senior team in Marketing Communications I spend a lot of time balancing project plans to ensure our team can support with the visual elements for the wider needs of the company, such as: product launches, installer updates and content for our internal communication channels.”

In her role as Senior Graphic Designer, Jordanna is the gatekeeper for the Paxton brand: “It’s my responsibility to look at our materials through the eyes of our key audiences, to make sure that everything we do is striving for world-class and representing our brand in the best way possible.”

Looking forward to this year, Jordanna explains the kind of work her team will be focussing on in 2021: “Video is always something we’re asked for more of – promotional videos for our products, ‘how-to’ videos for our technical audience, and videos that show the people/personal side of the company – watch this space!”

And the best bit about working for Paxton? For Jordanna it’s the people she gets to work with: “The team that I work with are amazing – it sounds like a cliché to say ‘it’s the people’, but it really is the people that I get to work with every day that makes work fun. Knowing that there’s a group of friendly people willing to help each other to achieve our goals is a great thing. Paxton people genuinely care about each other and the work we do.”

Outside of work Jordanna loves nothing more than going to see her favourite bands: “I love going to watch live music and aim to see as many bands and artists as possible, or as many as my bank balance will allow… but the smaller the better, I can’t stand festivals! Stadium gigs can have a great atmosphere, but nothing beats actually being able to see the people on stage.”

Take a look at all the materials Jordanna and her team work on, on the Paxton website.

People of Paxton

18th March 2021 – Brighton, United Kingdom
 

In 2021 we will be introducing you to the people behind the products in our new feature, People of Paxton. Every month we will talk to a different member of the Paxton team from different departments and markets to give you an insight into the people behind the scenes who make Paxton a leading player in the Access Control industry.

This month we spoke to Jordanna Tooke, Senior Graphic Designer, one of the longest serving members of our Marketing Communications team.

Jordanna said: “I’ve worked at Paxton for just over 12 years now, however my very first day was delayed due to heavy snow so I couldn’t get anywhere near the office! I previously worked for a small publishing house, in marketing for a luxury furniture retailer, as well as a design agency where I worked on a project to create the bike livery for a British superbike racing team.”

In her current role at Paxton, Jordanna manages the company’s visual brand identity, overseeing the creation and design of a range of materials for several projects at any one time. “As part of the senior team in Marketing Communications I spend a lot of time balancing project plans to ensure our team can support with the visual elements for the wider needs of the company, such as: product launches, installer updates and content for our internal communication channels.”

In her role as Senior Graphic Designer, Jordanna is the gatekeeper for the Paxton brand: “It’s my responsibility to look at our materials through the eyes of our key audiences, to make sure that everything we do is striving for world-class and representing our brand in the best way possible.”

Looking forward to this year, Jordanna explains the kind of work her team will be focussing on in 2021: “Video is always something we’re asked for more of – promotional videos for our products, ‘how-to’ videos for our technical audience, and videos that show the people/personal side of the company – watch this space!”

And the best bit about working for Paxton? For Jordanna it’s the people she gets to work with: “The team that I work with are amazing – it sounds like a cliché to say ‘it’s the people’, but it really is the people that I get to work with every day that makes work fun. Knowing that there’s a group of friendly people willing to help each other to achieve our goals is a great thing. Paxton people genuinely care about each other and the work we do.”

Outside of work Jordanna loves nothing more than going to see her favourite bands: “I love going to watch live music and aim to see as many bands and artists as possible, or as many as my bank balance will allow… but the smaller the better, I can’t stand festivals! Stadium gigs can have a great atmosphere, but nothing beats actually being able to see the people on stage.”

Take a look at all the materials Jordanna and her team work on, on the Paxton website.

Paxton Installer maart 2021

Maandelijks brengen wij u via deze nieuwsbrief op de hoogte van alle nieuwe ontwikkelingen.

In de editie van maart 2021 leest u over:

  • Download BIM bestanden van diverse Paxton producten
  • Integreer Paxton10 eenvoudig met het inbraak- of brandmeldsysteem
  • Onderhoud uw Paxton RVS producten
  • Webbased client en Connect app
  • Schrijf u in voor de diverse Paxton Toegangscontrole Trainingen
  • In de Spotlight: Paxton lezer poort connector voor Net2 & Switch2

 

Lees snel de Paxton Installer hier:

Overzicht verzonden nieuwsbrieven

Contactless Access Control with Paxton10

10th March 2021 – Brighton

Paxton’s CEO, Adam Stroud, discusses how access control and contactless technology can future proof the security of a building by utilising smart devices with free Bluetooth® smart credentials.

What motivated Paxton to develop the new Paxton10 platform?

We have been making access control systems for over 30 years. Over the last decade we have seen a clear desire for customers to have a single point of management for their security systems, which includes access control, video surveillance and alarm systems.
Traditionally this has been achieved by integrating different products together, but unfortunately integrating systems is complicated. We believe that simple installation and a good user experience are key to value and effectiveness. This is exactly what inspired us to create Paxton10, a single combined platform that allows the seamless installation and simple management of access control and video surveillance.

 

In your opinion what are the benefits of contactless access control?

Access control is there to do a job; to keep unauthorised people out of a building or specific area. The rest of the time, we do not want to notice it; so, the more convenient we can make passing through an access point whilst maintaining security, the better for the end-user and system managers.
This is what makes contactless access control so important, and why it was imperative that we make it simple to achieve with a Paxton10 system. With free Bluetooth smart credentials an authorised person can pass through an access control point without any contact required, therefore hardly noticing the process. A perfect ergonomic experience.

 

Why is it important to include free smart credentials in Paxton10?

It comes back to a recurring theme we have at Paxton, simplicity. In truth, there is very little cost associated with the production and distribution of smart credentials, as unlike a physical RFID token, they are purely virtual. This gives us an opportunity to make Paxton10 a system that offers excellent value and provides a great user experience.
Removing the need to register for payments allows the setup and management process to be greatly simplified whilst maintaining a high level of security. A Paxton10 administrator can create and issue a smart credential within seconds, with no on-going costs to budget for as the site expands or users come and go.

 

What steps have you taken to secure personal data linked to smart credentials?

We access and store zero personal data. There are some cloud security checks to ensure that smart credentials cannot be cloned or copied, however all this is done completely anonymously.

 

How can the update to the Paxton Key help address the ongoing challenges that have arisen because of the current pandemic?

Paxton Key is the application that hosts the Bluetooth smart credentials for Paxton10. The latest update provides more contactless functionality, including the ability to access a Paxton10 controlled door without ever taking your smartphone out of your pocket.

With these improvements, the most obvious benefit is that by using contactless identification you can cut down on common touch points and therefore reduce the spread of germs. However, it goes much further than that.
Paxton Key is an important tool to help in the pandemic as it makes the implementation of access control systems quick and simple for new sites looking for a solution to help. This allows building managers and end-users to benefit from all the advantages an access control system can bring in this situation, such as:

– Ensuring people stay within their permitted areas to cut down on virus transmission
– Controlling the maximum people density to assist with social distancing
– Making sure that only approved people can enter the building

 

What is next for Paxton10?

There are exciting plans for Paxton10 coming this Spring. However, our Development team would not be very happy if I talked about it just yet. Keep an eye on the Paxton website and our social media channels for more updates.

Paxton is currently offering virtual training to help install and manage Paxton10. You can find out more on the Paxton training page. Additionally, can find out more about the free Bluetooth smart credentials for Paxton10 on the Paxton Key page.

To keep informed of up-and-coming product updates you can follow Paxton on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

 

 

Watch the video

 

Contactless Access Control with Paxton10

10th March 2021 – Brighton

Paxton’s CEO, Adam Stroud, discusses how access control and contactless technology can future proof the security of a building by utilising smart devices with free Bluetooth® smart credentials.

What motivated Paxton to develop the new Paxton10 platform?

We have been making access control systems for over 30 years. Over the last decade we have seen a clear desire for customers to have a single point of management for their security systems, which includes access control, video surveillance and alarm systems.
Traditionally this has been achieved by integrating different products together, but unfortunately integrating systems is complicated. We believe that simple installation and a good user experience are key to value and effectiveness. This is exactly what inspired us to create Paxton10, a single combined platform that allows the seamless installation and simple management of access control and video surveillance.

 

In your opinion what are the benefits of contactless access control?

Access control is there to do a job; to keep unauthorised people out of a building or specific area. The rest of the time, we do not want to notice it; so, the more convenient we can make passing through an access point whilst maintaining security, the better for the end-user and system managers.
This is what makes contactless access control so important, and why it was imperative that we make it simple to achieve with a Paxton10 system. With free Bluetooth smart credentials an authorised person can pass through an access control point without any contact required, therefore hardly noticing the process. A perfect ergonomic experience.

 

Why is it important to include free smart credentials in Paxton10?

It comes back to a recurring theme we have at Paxton, simplicity. In truth, there is very little cost associated with the production and distribution of smart credentials, as unlike a physical RFID token, they are purely virtual. This gives us an opportunity to make Paxton10 a system that offers excellent value and provides a great user experience.
Removing the need to register for payments allows the setup and management process to be greatly simplified whilst maintaining a high level of security. A Paxton10 administrator can create and issue a smart credential within seconds, with no on-going costs to budget for as the site expands or users come and go.

 

What steps have you taken to secure personal data linked to smart credentials?

We access and store zero personal data. There are some cloud security checks to ensure that smart credentials cannot be cloned or copied, however all this is done completely anonymously.

 

How can the update to the Paxton Key help address the ongoing challenges that have arisen because of the current pandemic?

Paxton Key is the application that hosts the Bluetooth smart credentials for Paxton10. The latest update provides more contactless functionality, including the ability to access a Paxton10 controlled door without ever taking your smartphone out of your pocket.

With these improvements, the most obvious benefit is that by using contactless identification you can cut down on common touch points and therefore reduce the spread of germs. However, it goes much further than that.
Paxton Key is an important tool to help in the pandemic as it makes the implementation of access control systems quick and simple for new sites looking for a solution to help. This allows building managers and end-users to benefit from all the advantages an access control system can bring in this situation, such as:

– Ensuring people stay within their permitted areas to cut down on virus transmission
– Controlling the maximum people density to assist with social distancing
– Making sure that only approved people can enter the building

 

What is next for Paxton10?

There are exciting plans for Paxton10 coming this Spring. However, our Development team would not be very happy if I talked about it just yet. Keep an eye on the Paxton website and our social media channels for more updates.

Paxton is currently offering virtual training to help install and manage Paxton10. You can find out more on the Paxton training page. Additionally, can find out more about the free Bluetooth smart credentials for Paxton10 on the Paxton Key page.

To keep informed of up-and-coming product updates you can follow Paxton on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

 

 

Watch the video