Reliatech Systems Secure ENER-G with Easy IP Access Control from Paxton

Reliatech Systems is a family-run access control, telecoms and data cabling company based in Salford, Manchester. Established in 2004, the company has grown from providing local basic infrastructure solutions, to supplying a range of IT and networked security services across the whole of the UK.

In early 2012, Reliatech identified a need to provide a one-stop-shop for IT and security requirements, reducing with the need for customers to employ multiple companies to do one job. Now as well as their main business of infrastructure, they offer Paxton’s IP access control as an integral part of their services, easily creating more business from their existing customer base.

John Pickworth, Managing Director at Reliatech, says: “We only use the best equipment from the leading brands in the industry, so when it came to branching out into offering IP access control, we knew Paxton was the only way to go."

Paxton offer free full product training at customers’ premises for the whole team. In June 2012, Reliatech signed up for a one day IP access control training course, at their own offices in Manchester.

John says: "We found the Paxton products really intuitive and easy to use. We liked the hands on approach and felt you really got to know the equipment, and how to set it all up. The trainer was very good and knew her stuff."

In November 2012, ENER-G, a global supplier of energy services and sustainable technologies, approached Reliatech to provide them with an electronic security solution for their Manchester head office.

The site requirements were:

  • Secure four external doors on the main site so only authorised people can gain access
  • Prevent unauthorised people from accessing a remote building where employees make engines and generators
  • Protect employees, company assets and sensitive information John says: "We specified a Paxton IP access control system that connected directly to the existing network at ENER-G, meaning we could complete the installation with minimal wiring and disturbance."

John installed Net2 plus door controllers with Power over Ethernet on four external doors to the main site. An additional Net2 plus door controller was fitted on the external door of a remote site 100 yards away, protecting valuable engine and generator equipment. Both sites are managed from the central PC at the main site. The whole installation took just three working days.

As primarily infrastructure and networking installers, Reliatech were able to make the move into offering IP access control with Paxton’s IP ready and IT friendly product range.

John says: "From A to B, the whole process of adding access control to our offering has been easy. If anyone was unsure about trying accesscontrol, I’d show them how simple the Paxton systems are to put together. Cost is a big factor these days, and what our customers have paid for they are very happy with."


Site Information:

Name of site: The ENER-G Group

Type of site: Manufacturer/Commercial

Number of users/doors: 200 users/5 doors

Solution required: Cost effective system to secure expensive equipment and sensitive information at two sites. Minimal disruption during installation.

Solutions provided:

  • Net2 IP access control
  • Net2 plus door controllerswith Power over Ethernet


  • Flexible, low cost solution to meet budget
  • ENER-G have peace of mind that equipment and sensitive information are safe
  • A networked access control solution connected to the existing IP network