Appleyard Security Ltd
an ISO 9001 certified company


Appleyard Security – specialists in security systems

At Appleyard Security Ltd we are skilled in securing any environment and specialise in intelligent electronic/mechanical locking systems.

We work throughout the British Isles with cutting edge technology and believe in the use of high quality ironmongery for robustness and durability, combined with intelligent systems to achieve top security where needed.

We advise on, supply, commission, install and maintain a wide range of different products from basic locks, through to complex systems on an industrial scale.

Our business was first opened by family over 130 years ago and we have built up a reputation:  Our products are not cheap copies but sourced from long established security manufacturers with full authentic guarantees.

As we are independent, we can tailor a system to protect any premises, based on different products cherry picked from a variety of manufacturers.  We are fully conversant and our work is compliant with the latest regulations including Fire Regulations, Disability Discrimination Act, as well as those in the pipeline 

Every client has a unique set of circumstances and we would need to meet with them to assess priorities and
accommodate their needs.

We have experience in a wide range of environments from residential to top security sites for the MOD, nuclear power, public utility companies, and including Police Stations, schools, colleges, Universities, student accommodation, Probation services, laboratories, Government departments, Call centres, offices, Hotels, MOD sites, Banks/Building Societies, Golf courses, Cleveland Potash, care homes, Hospitals, including acute wards and mental health units as we specialise in anti-ligature products.

Our systems might start with a car park barrier, and work into a building via industrial or pedestrian turnstiles, through a building via an access control system (see our new versatile intelligent system below), or via padlocked buildings (even our padlock keys can be intelligent, and useless until activated).  We also install intercoms, sliding gates, shutters, safes, cctv, alarms, crime shields, and security surveillance.

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Our Intelligent online locking system

For anywhere requiring access control we have a new unique system which saves the business money, thereby enabling more locks to be installed.

It is the first system on the market that does not require all locks to be online, thus potentially saving huge costs in infrastructure, enabling more locks to be covered with all the benefits of an intelligent system. is perfect for hotels, residential homes and student accommodation, as well as offices/call centres, banks.

It is extremely versatile and can be rolled out gradually if required, enabling the business needs to be continually assessed and changes made or options added (see below).

How it works

We utilise a mixture of different technologies to create a ‘perimeter of steel’ and this consists of doors with high security electro mechanical locks working in conjunction with online readers which can be hardwired or wifi.

On these doors there is ‘real time’ control over any lock and complete accountability of cardholders’ movements.  They can also interface with the fire alarm detection equipment to enable certain or all doors to release automatically on full fire alarm activation.

Internally we would recommend, for high traffic areas, the stand alone offline variant from which information can be retrieved when required.

Wifi and offline variants do not require the extensive cabling and conduits that other systems demand, and this is how huge savings can be made.

This system allows the aesthetics of the building to be accommodated so that the oldest, most prestigious parts can remain that way.  We don’t fit the unsightly quickest cheapest electro magnets in these areas.

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The system can also be used for vending machines, lockers, lifts, car park barriers or turnstiles, industrial or pedestrian.


There are fewer wear and tear issues with these systems than older ones, therefore lower maintenance costs.  Using dual technology, we can integrate our system with an existing access control system.  Our customers are delighted to find that we do not tie anyone in to costly maintenance contracts.  Usually inhouse maintenance personnel can carry out most maintenance work, leaving anything more complex to us when necessary or on a negotiated service contract.

Not sure?

For an interested customer we can install, free of charge a sample of our intelligent locks, to help a client make their decision about whether it would suit them.  This takes minutes, with the minimum of disruption and will help you make your decision whilst on loan.

Maybe one of these systems might just be the solution you are looking for. give us a quick call and ask for Mark

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Appleyard Security Ltd – a name you can trust! Why?

We can imagine that it can be very difficult to know whose advice to trust when security and cost are at stake.

Some of our clients have had so much conflicting advice from different sources that it seems very complicated.
As we cover all aspects of security and related matters you only need to consult us.

We have maintained our position at the cutting edge of latest developments and helped adapt/innovate new products for the market.

We routinely update our training and stay ahead of new regulations on all aspects that affect our work, unlike many others. The Appleyard business was first established in 1883 by family and as times have changed we have retained our reputation of trustworthiness and experts in our field.

We pride ourselves with our ability to offer the highest quality of service within the industry. Our reputation is excellent which is why most of our work comes from existing customers or recommendations.

Our maintenance and back up service is also second to none, as we are a small business which can respond quickly.

Appleyard Security a name you can trust

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