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The door entry and access control manufacturer Videx has launched a new access control range.

The range offers products compatible with standard single gang flush back boxes. The stand-alone or networked keypads, proximity readers and exit switches are available in six colours to match surroundings and types of buildings.

Neil Thomas, General Manager, Videx, said: “The existing access control product range available in today’s market is aesthetically quite limited. Of course, there are a number of access control systems to manage entry through doors but most of the products do not fit in well with the décor of the building. The Videx range includes proximity readers, keypads and touch-to-exit switches in a compact design, which turns a necessary accessory into a modern, stylish feature within any home or building.”

The products are designed for any building where access needs to be controlled the makers say. This includes commercial buildings such as shopping centres, offices and storage sites to public premises such as schools, hospitals, doctor surgeries, nurseries and libraries, besides houses, flats and sheltered housing.

A feature is the multi-colour rectangular status LED. The proximity reader’s change colour depending on whether the user’s key fob is active (yellow), accepted (green) or denied (red). The exit switch within the range is touch sensitive and also has the multi-colour notification – whether the door is closed (red) or open (green). A visual status indicator with ‘EXIT’ engraved in large letters makes it easy it is claimed to locate and operate, even from a distance.

Thomas added: “The colour coded status notification means all those who work or live within that building can easily access and exit the secure areas. This, as well as making the exit signs very clear to see, enables those with affected eyesight or partial eyesight to move through the building as they should. The range is compliant with the Disability Discrimination aspects of The Equality Act 2010, another important element to consider when choosing which access control systems to install.

“The new products with large rectangular status LEDs are designed to overcome the difficulty people may have in locating exit buttons when leaving a building. The compact size and choice of colours also allow installations to be custom-made to match the look and feel of that particular building, whatever the required specification.”

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