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Business Security & Access Control in Santa Fe, NM

In today's rapidly evolving world, ensuring the security of your business is more critical than ever. Whether it's protecting valuable assets, safeguarding sensitive information, or ensuring the safety of employees, a robust security and access control system is essential.

Thompson Security, a family-owned business in Santa Fe, NM, offers a comprehensive range of solutions customized to meet your unique needs. With over 20 years of experience and a track record of satisfied customers, we are your trusted partners in securing your business.

Homeowners in Santa Fe and throughout New Mexico can take home security to the next level with cameras from Thompson Satellite & Security. Call us today at 505-587-8191.

The Importance of Business Security

Business security encompasses a wide array of measures designed to protect your company from various threats. These threats can range from physical break-ins and vandalism to cyber-attacks and data breaches. Implementing a multi-layered security approach helps mitigate these risks and ensures the continuity of your business operations.

Types of Access Control Systems

Access control systems are essential for managing who can enter your business premises and access sensitive areas or information. At Thompson Security, we offer a variety of access control solutions designed to meet the specific needs of your business. Here’s a detailed look at some of the most effective types of access control systems we provide:

Key Cards

Key card reader systems are one of the most common and versatile forms of access control used in businesses today. These systems use electronic cards, which employees swipe or tap against a card reader to gain entry.

How It Works

Each employee or authorized person is issued a key card encoded with specific access permissions. The card reader, installed at access points like doors or gates, reads the card’s data when it is swiped or tapped.

The reader sends the card data to a central control panel that verifies the information against a database of access permissions. Based on the verification, the control panel either unlocks the door or denies access.


  • Easily add or remove cards for employees as needed.
  • Track who entered and exited at specific times, which is valuable for security and compliance.
  • A relatively affordable option for businesses of all sizes.

Biometric Systems: Advanced systems that use fingerprint, facial recognition, or retina scans for high-security areas.

Continental Access Control Systems

Continental Access offers advanced access control solutions that integrate with various types of security technologies to provide comprehensive security management.

How It Works

Continental Access systems often combine access control with other security measures, such as video surveillance and alarm systems. Their systems allow centralized management of multiple access points and can be controlled via a user-friendly interface. Includes features like remote access management, detailed reporting, and real-time alerts.


  • Seamlessly integrates with existing security systems for a unified security solution.
  • Features include remote management, customizable access levels, and sophisticated reporting tools.
  • Suitable for both small businesses and large enterprises.
  • Large facilities, industrial sites, and organizations need advanced, integrated security solutions.

Biometric Reader Systems

Biometric reader systems offer a high level of security by using unique biological traits for identification. Common biometric systems include fingerprint readers, facial recognition, and voice recognition.

How It Works

Users provide a biometric sample (such as a fingerprint or facial scan) to the reader. The biometric reader captures the sample and compares it against stored data in a database. The system grants or denies access based on whether the sample matches the stored biometric data.


  • Biometrics are difficult to replicate, providing a high level of security.
  • No need to carry physical access credentials.
  • Provides precise identification of individuals, reducing the risk of unauthorized access.
  • High-security environments like data centers, financial institutions, and government buildings.

Retina Scanner Systems

Retina scanners offer one of the most advanced forms of biometric security by analyzing the unique patterns of blood vessels in the retina.

How It Works

Users look into a scanner that captures an image of the retina. The system analyzes the unique patterns of blood vessels in the retina and compares them to stored data. If the patterns match, access is granted; otherwise, it is denied.


  • Retina scans are highly accurate and nearly impossible to forge.
  • The scanning process is quick and non-invasive.
  • Offers one of the highest levels of biometric accuracy for access control.
  • Extremely secure environments such as military facilities, top-secret research labs, and high-security areas.

Industries We Serve in Santa Fe, NM

A legacy of trust from more than 3,000 satisfied customers, we have honed our expertise to provide security solutions across various sectors:

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Rely on Our Security Camera Installation Services

Choosing the right access control system for your business depends on various factors, including the level of security required, the size of your organization, and your specific needs. Thompson Security provides expert consultations to implement the most effective access control solutions for your business in Santa Fe, NM.

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Customer Reviews from Santa Fe ( 5 out of 16 reviews )

  • Santa Fe | July 15, 2024

It was a pleasure to work with Jonathan Medina and Kalem Rodriguez. Service was professional and the attention to detail was superb. I will use Thompson Security in the future.

  • Santa Fe, NM | January 11, 2022
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Justin and his team are great to work with. They handle the security at my home and commercial building I own. A major step up from ADT from a protection perspective. Highly recommend.

  • Santa Fe, NM | May 05, 2021

James was friendly, informative, and professional!

  • Santa Fe, NM | December 22, 2020

Good job

  • Santa Fe, NM | December 17, 2020

James was very nice and answered all my questions .

  • Santa Fe, NM | December 10, 2020

Demetrio great tech, he did everything I asked him to do . Very professional I'm very happy with the service he provided.

  • Santa fe , NM | October 07, 2020

Very professional

  • Santa Fe, NM | July 08, 2020

James G was very easy to work with, communicates well, arrived on time, wore a mask, took into account my preferences.

  • Santa Fe, NM | January 17, 2020
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Technion Eric did very well and performance was very good

  • Santa Fe, NM | November 13, 2019
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Travis did an excellent job finding and repairing phone/internet service caused by an animal eating through the coax cable to the router. Good job!

  • Santa Fe, NM | October 21, 2019
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The installation was smooth and simple. James ask me a few question about the location for the cameras and other devices and he start it working after that. The cameras and sensors are working without any problems.

  • Santa Fe, NM | August 27, 2019
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Brandon was a great technician. He got the job done quickly and efficiently and was extremely professional with his installation.

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April 26, 2024 | Santa Fe, NM