CEM Access Control Systems

Perkins Security Solutions is proud to be a partner with JCI (Tyco International)

We are able to offer the CEM product range with certified CEM trained technicians to install, commission and service the full range of CEM products.


CEM Systems is a leading provider of access control and integrated security management systems. The core CEM AC2000 access control system provides businesses with a reliable, innovative and sophisticated access control system. AC2000 is fully integrated security management system with the capability of integrating with third party security systems such as video, intrusion, intercoms and perimeter detection.

With over 25 years experience in the security & IT industry, CEM manufactures both the system hardware and software. This uniquely offers customers the flexibility of a customised solution.

CEM’s success is attributed to many factors, but of key importance is the long-term partnerships formed with customers over many years. This in turn is supported by adding value to customers through the development of leading edge technology to meet their ever-changing needs.
From a small building to a large multi-site facility with tens of thousands of users, CEM has a solution to meet your needs.

CEM worldwide clients include Airports, Ports, Petrochemical plants, Universities, Hospitals, Banks, corporate premises and much more…

Systems Overview

Scaleable, resilient, innovative and fully integrated security management solutions!
Combining the performance of leading edge hardware with a wealth of features and software functionality, CEM has an access solution to meet all requirements. The proven CEM AC2000 product range offers reliable security management for small though to large, multi-site applications.

AC2000 SE

AC2000 SE (Standard Edition) is a powerful and fully integrated access control, alarm processing and photo badging system. AC2000 SE supports an unlimited number of doors and can be fully customised to meet unique requirements.

AC2000 Lite

AC2000 SE (Standard Edition) is a powerful and fully integrated access control, alarm processing and photo badging system. AC2000 SE supports an unlimited number of doors and can be fully customised to meet unique requirements.

AC2000 SE

AC2000 Standard Edition (AC2000 SE) is a powerful and fully integrated access control, alarm processing and photo badging system with a set of software and hardware features that make it one of the most comprehensive security management systems available.

Innovative software features include the ability to enrol and manage biometric templates, visitor management, vehicles mangagement and much more!

Successfully installed at some of the largest facilities around the world, AC2000 SE has been continuously developed to meet the most difficult security needs, providing a flexible and highly stable solution for installations where security is of paramount importance.

The AC2000 SE central server provides a high level of power and system resilience while Windows® based operator workstations provide the user with a familiar, easy to use environment. AC2000 SE utilizes CEM’s advanced range of hardware products including intelligent card readers and Ethernet-ready controllers.

Extended Business Applications (Optional)

  • Central Monitoring (Alarm & Event Display)
  • Integrated Photo Badging (CEM VIPPS system)
  • Guard Tours
  • Biometrics support
  • Rolling Transaction Display
  • Vehicles Management
  • Visitor Management
  • Vehicles Management
  • Elevator Control
  • Time & Attendance Module
  • Zone Monitoring
  • DVR Integration
  • SIA Intruder Interface

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  • Distributed intelligence for central and remote configuration
  • Virtually unlimited expansion
  • Intelligent card readers with on-board database
  • Supports Ethernet-ready controllers
  • Windows® based operator workstations
  • Automatic Server backup/archive
  • Supports all read head technology
  • Supports Portable card readers
  • ODBC compliant
  • Advanced Transaction/Alarm Reporting
  • Native Language Support
  • Card Swipe’ option for system to logon
  • Web browser remote diagnostics of controllers
  • Broadcast facility for central control of readers & equipment
  • Failover High Availability
  • Seamless Integration with External Systems; CCTV, Intercom, Fire/burglar alarm, building, lighting, HVAC Control interface

AC2000 Lite

Setting the benchmark as one of the most accomplished security management solutions available for the small to mid range markets!

AC2000 Lite is an integrated access control, alarm processing and photo ID badging security management system. Encompassing the core features of the industry renowned AC2000 SE (Standard Edition) system, AC2000 Lite has been designed to meet the complete needs of small to medium sized sites.

The controller that makes AC2000 Lite possible…
The central component of AC2000 Lite is the AC2000 Lite System Controller. The system controller is an intelligent, networked device that holds the AC2000 Lite database and controls up to 128 doors. Any client workstation on the network can access the system controller to manage the database, monitor alarm activity or configure devices. As a quick and convenient method of installation, installers simply use a web based configuration tool to perform the basic set-up and configuration of the AC2000 Lite Controller, as well as perform diagnostic checks and system backups. Once the basic configuration has been completed, administrators can then operate and fully maintain the AC2000 Lite system via a networked Windows® based operator workstation, with AC2000 Lite software installed.

Encompassing the core software features of AC2000 SE, AC2000 Lite revolutionary offers mid-range markets a comprehensive suite of high-end software applications including graphical alarm management, ID badging, Visitor Reporting, Time & Attendance reporting and much more.

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  • Support for up to 128 doors
  • Ideal for small to medium sized sites
  • AC2000 Lite System Controller – Easy to use web interface tool for system controller set-up
  • Support for up to 5 Windows based operator workstations
  • Offers a ‘Complete IP Solution’
  • Supports 3rd party manufacturer read heads
  • Intelligent CEM advanced card readers with on-board database offering offline operation
  • Support for up to 10,000 card holders
  • Integrated ID Badging
  • Graphical Alarm Event Display
  • Visitors Management
  • Time & Attendance Reporting
  • Seamless integration with external systems; CCTV, DVR, Intruder Alarm
  • and much more…

AC2000 AE

The Industry’s only airport-specific access control system!
AC2000 Airport Edition (AC2000 AE) is a world renowned airport security product that encompasses all the core features of the powerful AC2000 SE system with a host of functions and modules that have been designed specifically for airports.

AC2000 AE has a proven record as one of the most reliable and resilient airport security solutions available. The flexibility offered by AC2000 AE is a key factor in its suitability for the airport environment. The system can be customised to meet the specific needs of each airport with new functionality added as the airports security needs change over time.

Using a suite of optional business applications and by seamlessly integrating with external systems AC2000 AE provides an integrated business solution that is designed to help airports run more efficiently.

The benchmark for airports worldwide…

Boasting many impressive major airport customers including Budapest, Hong Kong, Vancouver, as well as all major UK airports including all BAA Heathrow and Stansted, the CEM AC2000 AE system is now regarded as the benchmark within the airport market and notably the preferred system in the UK airport sector.

The largest airport site is Hong Kong International Airport with over 2000 readers and over 160,000 monitored alarm status points in addition to CEM’s BSI system. The largest networked site is at BAA where Heathrow and Stansted share the same data over a network providing 135,000 people with access to some 3500 doors.

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  • Check-In Desk Enabling
  • Passenger Segregation
  • AirbridgeMonitoring System
  • Passenger Reconciliation
  • Panic Button Facility
  • Taxi Management
  • Vehicle Occupancy
  • Rolling Transaction Display
  • Vehicles Management
  • Contractors Module
  • Temporary Extra Access (TEA)
  • Direct Link to Airport Invoicing
  • Equipment Enable
  • Card Parking Facility
  • Luggage Carousel Enabling
  • Airport Link

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