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Videx has launched its vandal resistant GSM system. The firm says that the product can provide access control to gated properties, office blocks and commercial buildings. The product can operate doors, automatic gates, car parks and remote site applications, as security for unmanned sites and outside of business hours.

It comes as part of the 4000 Series modular door entry system in a range of styles including surface and flush panels in 12 gauge 316 grade stainless steel. Custom panel sizes are also available. All vandal resistant panel variations can be engraved with legend or provided with back-lit name plate windows. The system also provides optional proximity access control for up to 1,000 users.

Neil Thomas, National Sales Manager at Videx, said: “GSM systems enable calls to be placed from an entrance point to any mobile or land line telephone. Entry can then be granted using the telephone keypad. Two key, innovative features of our new vandal resistant GSM system is that it can call up to 24 users, with a divert facility of up to three numbers if the others are engaged or unanswered, and up to 1,000 telephone numbers can be stored to take advantage of the ‘dial to open’ feature which enables callers to dial the intercom and release the door/gate without being charged for the call. Proximity access control is also an option and a voice annunciation and LCD display can also be connected if required which can then include scroll buttons to search for users via the screen.”

GSM systems can be installed in places which would be too difficult or too expensive to hard wire, according to the firm. There is no need for any cabling to telephone points as the system uses the mobile network infrastructure, allowing calls to be made to anywhere.

Neil Thomas added: “Systems can be installed in a very short space of time requiring only the mounting of the entrance panel, the connection to a power supply, antenna and gate or door releasing device. Our new system also comes with an event log that can record events that can be viewed using PC software.”

Programming and maintenance of the user’s details, access control codes and fobs can all be controlled via SMS text messages and via a PC using a USB connection. An installer can make changes remotely without the need to revisit the site. Dry contact relay output, additional switched 0V output, push to exit button input and auxiliary inputs are all available. Visit www.videxuk.com.


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