Case Study

Access control

A simple, reliable access control for Paxton’s RFID door handles

The UK’s market leading access control system supplier


This was a classic Monopoly situation: Paxton’s internal team had gone around the houses so often that they needed some help finding a solution.

What they wanted was clear enough: to offer hotel installers a door handle that allows the powerful technology of Net2 and RFID to control access.

Reliability was critical as was designing something that would look elegant on the outside and be able to work within the confined inside space. And, as ever, manufacturing and supply chain considerations also needed addressing.


No springs, no levers, no pins, and no ball bearings make this a simple to assemble and easy
to install solution to provide the power of Net2 in each elegant door handle.


Paxton now have a market-leading, robust and reliable product with their Net2 PaxLock. Suitable for manufacture in small or long runs, the solution has proved successful with installers for many large hotel chains.

Our engineering design and expertise ensured we created a commercially viable and perfectly suited answer to Paxton’s brief, taking the project through, concepts, visuals, prototypes, engineering, assembly design and component procurement.

‘It has been very beneficial working with design+product. We enjoyed working with Martyn and the team. We can now offer installers a product combining the powerful technology of Net2 with the advantages of a single door handle solution. Would I work with them again? Absolutely.’

Adam Stroud, CEO

- Paxton Group

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Adam Stroud CEO, Paxton

It's been a great experience working with the team at Design and Product.

Laurence Kemball-Cook CEO, Pavegen

D&P were a great help to Pavegen in our early days producing some excellent mechanical designs for us.

Mark Exley Head of Design, LapSafe

An excellent design that gives us everything we require and need. Thanks guys!

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