Access Control For Your Happy Place.

Our team at Thompson Electronics Company can provide facility-wide access control systems. Whether you’re in a school, hospital, commercial, or industrial building, we can provide a comprehensive system that will effortlessly secure and track people in your facility.

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Top Features of Access Control

Critical for Safety

Access control will create a secure perimeter and protect sensitive areas where higher levels of security are needed. It can protect staff, visitors, and valuable assets by restricting entry to all but authorized personnel and visitors. The optimum access control solution streamlines the secure movement throughout the facility.

Fast Response Times

An integrated access control system can create a faster response to emergency personnel, provide the ability to place your building on immediate lock-down, and capture video surveillance images corresponding directly to access control movement.

Track Movement

Track the movement of authorized personnel in real-time and create history reports of normal activity. Also, create muster reports in the event of an incident.

We provide access control systems for these industries


  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Hotels
  • Recreational
  • Health Clubs


  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Long-term Care
  • Assisted Living
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Pharmacies
  • Specialty Hospitals


  • K-12 Schools
  • Community Colleges
  • Universities


  • State & County Facilities
  • Courthouses
  • City & Municipalities


  • Manufacturing
  • Distributing
  • Warehousing

Easily Integrate With Other Systems

Video Surveillance

When an access control system is integrated with video surveillance, your dashboard will show real-time video of who is entering. If badging in, the employee’s credentials can also be shown on the screen.

Intrusion Monitoring

Managers of the interface can set their system to automatically arm or disarm access to one or all doors.

Building Automation

Building automation allows the facility manager access to control and monitor all connected build systems from a single interface. 

Visitor Mangement

Visitor management allows visitors’ movements to be tracked and entry restricted to sensitive areas. This is a simple and effective method to register, badge, and manage guests in your facility.

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Experience Matters

Our team of security specialists, engineers, and technicians are highly trained and experienced in commercial access control systems.

Thompson Electronics Company’s technology options are reliable and easy to use. We use the best brands in the industry. You’ll be backed by Illinois’ top access control professionals for your facility’s design and service needs.

Meet Our Access Control Experts

Brad Hoff

John Alvarado

Our Access Control Product Partners

3xLOGIC partner
BOSCH Access Control Products
i-Pro Access Control Systems
AIPHONE Paging System for Hospitals
Brivo Security Access Control Products
Lenel S2 partner
AMAG Access Control Solutions
DynaLock Access Control Products
Talkaphone Access Control Systems
Assa Abloy Access Security Solutions
HID Access Control Security
Viking Security & Communication Access Control
Avigilon Access Security Solutions
Honeywell Security Access Control Security
Axis Communications Access Security Installation
Identicard Access Control Systems

What Our Clients Say

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“Carl Howell and the entire TEC team have provided outstanding service, professional and well-designed solutions for all of Peoria County’s courtrooms for many, many years. I have highly recommended them to numerous jurisdictions across the State of Illinois. They are phenomenal.”

Rena' Parker

Retired 10th Circuit Court Administrator for Peoria County Courthouse


“I chose to do business with Thompson Electronics as I had several recommendations from other schools. They have made our lives better by installing access control which improved building security and makes entering the building easier for staff.”

Michael Lindy

Superintendent at Ashton-Franklin Center CUSD #275 in Ashton, IL


“Thompson Electronics Company has outstanding customer service. Their support staff and technicians get things done quickly and accurately. We are relieved to have one company to call for all our service needs.”

Chris Rigg

Facilities Maintenance Manager at Elliott Aviation of the Quad Cities


“TEC has great, fast service and is always friendly and willing to help. They are available anytime I need help and have a great staff, from the office personnel to the technicians.”

Danielle Nelson

VP, Operations Manager at Bank of Farmington

Featured Project

Access Control in a school

Ashton-Franklin Center Elementary and High School serve the communities and surrounding areas of Ashton and Franklin Grove, Illinois. They are located in Lee County, about 2 hours from our Peoria office. The scope of the project at both schools was to provide access control at all perimeter doors. An access control system is an electronic system that limits and tracks entry to certain places.


The Thompson Team is here to help!