About Us

Why choose Access Security?

Access Security & Control can provide certainty for your business. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Access Security & Control will design, install, service and maintain a customised solution to meet the needs of your business.  We bring proven world class solutions to ensure staff and visitor safety and the protection of your assets.  Our knowledge and experience delivers a customised solution for your business.

Service matters

We pride ourselves on our service levels; ensuring a service technician will be at your premises within 48 hours of logging your call.

Access Security & Control works predominantly with corporate and industrial sites in the Auckland region, but also services sites throughout the North Island.


Meet the team

John Hallwright


John has worked in the security industry since 1996 and founded Access Security & Control in 2001. John works closely with customers to understand their needs and enjoys nothing more than the challenge of developing a solution for complex and difficult projects.
When John can be dragged away from his business he enjoys sailing and skiing.

Juanita Davies

Sales and Service Manager

Juanita has over 30 years experience in the security industry – with a focus in the card industry, personalisation and photo ID. At Access Security & Control Juanita oversees the maintenance scheduling, works with our customers, supports the technicians and manages the business.

Irina Osipova

Financial Manager

Irina is a fully qualified and experienced accountant and handles all our financials. She keeps us, and all our systems in check; ensuring the business runs at full-steam.

Reynardt Badenhorst

Sales Engineer

Originally from South Africa, Reynardt brings with him 15+ years’ combined experience across a broad and diverse industry spectrum. Reynardt has closely worked with big international manufacturers such as ZKTeco, IDEMIA (Formally Morpho/Sagem) and HID; to name but a few.

Kevin Smith

Senior Technician

An ex policeman, Kevin has been with Access Security & Control since 2005. Familiar with all our products, Kevin can always be relied on for masterminding/creating/developing a solution to problems.  Kevin is as loyal to his clients as he is to Access Security & Control. Outside of work, Kevin enjoys music.

Soren Elander


Originally from Sweden, Soren specialises in the traffic barrier logic and communication protocols, and continues to expand his knowledge. Soren is great at thinking outside the square to find a solution, sometimes unconventional, but reliable nonetheless.

Mehrdad Ghorbani

Engineering Manager

Mehrdad is a highly experienced Engineer and is your go-to guy when it comes to anything technical. Specialising in installations and state of the art equipment, he can always be relied on to get the job done.

Richard Beckmannflay

IT Manager

Richard has over 30 years experience working with information technology from before the internet through to current day. Skills include Cabling, Network Engineering, Firewall Security, Software Development, VoIP Telephony, Infrastructure Virtualisation, Datacentre and Cloud computing, Helpdesk Management, IT Health Check Auditing and General IT Management.

Terry Lewin

IQP Inspector

Terry is responsible for the inspection and sign off of all our equipment after installation, making sure everything is to a high standard and meets all relevant regulations and compliance schedules. Terry also does installations of access control and CCTV at various sites around Auckland.

Darren Payne

Senior Technician

Darren specialises in Protege, Inner Range and Paradox Security systems, along with a range of CCTV solutions. Darren is an experienced and reliable technician who can tackle almost any job at hand.

Tom Hallwright

Mechatronics Engineer

Tom is a first class honours mechatronics engineer, who has a strong understanding of all the cutting edge technology that impacts the security industry. Tom is very experienced in the design of a range of mechatronic systems and also provides mechanical design solutions to projects when required.

Ryan Marzo


Ryan is an experienced hardware and software technician and has been in the industry for a decade. Ryan has a strong background in Time & Attendance technologies; including high-end Biometrics. He is proficient in database configuration and management, including Attendance logics. Outside of work, Ryan is a hardcore PC Gamer and computer Guru.

Nalin Bandara

Senior Technician

Nalin Bandara was with the Sri Lankan Army for four years from 2004, rising to the rank of Major. He then worked as a research engineer for the Ministry of Defence in Sri Lanka from 2008 to 2013. He then lectured for two years on electrical, electronic and communications at the Sir John Kotelawala University in Colombo. Nalin joined us early in 2018 and is managing major installation projects. He has proved to be a highly motivated outgoing and dependable employee who works to the highest standards. Nalin has added another dimension to our team.