Hanson Building Products

PC based system with twenty doors (and gates) for 200 employees based in Thatcham Berkshire.


As part of a project to update the safety and security at their Thermalite manufacturing plant in Thatcham, Hanson needed a fob-based system that would allow them to restrict access to specific parts of their operation to certain employees only. Key to success for Hanson was to have a robust solution that would survive in the harsh manufacturing environment whilst being flexible enough to expand in the future as their needs developed.


We designed a solution using Net2 access control that simply connected into their existing ethernet network. To ensure that the system will provide many years of trouble free operation we have provided locks and exit buttons that are manufactured to work in external environments and withstand harsher conditions than standard products.


Some of the gates we were asked to control had been manufactured in such a way that fitting an off-the-shelf locking solution was impossible. We were able to work closely with one of our engineering partners to design and fabricate custom lock housings and brackets to provide a unique solution for each gate.

Customer Feedback

“With Abingdon Access we get good quality workmanship, attention to detail and a design that is right for us.”Andy Lamb – Hanson Building Products


We are now in our fourth year of working with Hanson and are really pleased to have just completed a large expansion to their system, encompassing more of their manufacturing plant and their administration division.

We have just started talking about expanding the system even further and providing some integrated IP CCTV coverage.