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Videx has launched its new digital GSM system offering access control to a gated properties, office blocks, apartments and commercial buildings.

The new system uses mobile technology to communicate and operate doors, automatic gates, car parks and remote site applications. According to the door entry product firm, the GSM is for unmanned sites and communications outside of normal business hours.

It is available as part of the 4000 series modular door entry system, as a vandal resistance surface or flush panel. The product can call up to 500 users, each with a divert facility of up to three other numbers if the others are engaged or unanswered.

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. Our new digital GSM system offers a number of advanced features and flexibility for users. For example, the large graphical display enables apartment numbers, resident names, departments and company names to be shown with an easy-to-use scroll facility to help the visitor when searching for the person they’re visiting. There is also integrated proximity access control for up to 2,000 users and a coded access facility for up to 500 users that can be used as a means of entry.”

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

Neil 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 a customisable LCD display, back lit keypad for poor lighting conditions and 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, via the entrance panel using the keypad and display, and via a PC using a USB or RS485 connection. You can make changes remotely, without the need to revisit the site. Dry contact relay output, additional switched 0V output, push to exit button input, trade time clock input and auxiliary inputs are also all available. Visit


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