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Videx expands digital door entry panel range with development of 4212 model

Videx has introduced a new series of digital door entry panels for end users complete with advanced features designed to strengthen building access control regimes.

The 4212 panel is vandal resistant and best suited to student accommodation, business establishments and housing association properties. It adds to the existing Videx range of digital door panels but carries better, more advanced features. It’s also Secured by Design accredited.

Steve Natton, special projects manager at Videx, explained: “The 4212 includes many new features, among them a graphical LCD screen which displays text and intuitive icons during the calling process. The voice annunciation feature verbally guides the visitor through the process of calling. What’s more, the backlit keypad with piped number 5 key not only allows the keypad to be used when lighting is poor but also aids visually impaired visitors, making it fully compliant with the Disability Discrimination guidelines stipulated under the Terms and Conditions of the Equality Act 2010.”

Further features include an integrated wide angle (155°) 570k pixel camera and proximity reader.

The 4212 includes access for up to 2,800 codes. Proximity access can be self-contained for up to 2,800 users or the integral reader can be used with the Portal Plus access control system or third party access control supporting the Wiegand protocol.

Natton continued: “The 4212 carries a number of features that makes the door entry system a lot easier to use, helping manage access control on a better footing. For example, the name scroll facility enables a more seamless approach to entry. The wide-angle day/night camera includes infrared illumination and will automatically switch from colour to grey scale in poor lighting conditions to give a crisper image. Programming can be carried out using either the keypad and LCD display or through the USB port and PC software. The PC software enables all programming and management of the door panel while also allowing a custom logo to be imported and displayed on the LCD display. When using the proximity access control facility in self-contained mode, the PC software will also allow a USB desk mount proximity reader to be connected to simplify the adding of new proximity fobs and cards.”

The panels are available in flush or surface variants and in the standard vandal resistant form or in the 4000 Series frame.

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Door entry systems simplified and enhanced thanks to UIM-138 from Videx

Videx has introduced the UIM-138, an LCD display and voice unit that can be used within the door entry systems of both residential and commercial properties in order to strengthen access control-based security regimes.

The UIM-138 has been developed to not only enhance business and residential access control systems but also to meet the legal requirements of the Equality Act 2010, whereby entrance door accessibility needs to be granted to all visitors including those with disabilities.

The display and voice annunciation features have traditionally been a feature of digital door panels which are primarily used on large-scale developments. The UIM-138 brings this capability to smaller systems which can be used within traditional door entry panels on smaller properties.

Neil Thomas, national sales manager at Videx, commented: “The UIM-138 carries a number of features that both simplify and strengthen the door entry security of a building. For example, a visitor may not always understand how to use a door entry system. The UIM-138 adds call progressing information to the door panel which will take the individual through the process of calling an apartment using displayed and spoken messages on a step-by-step basis.”

The new Videx access control solution

The new Videx access control solution

The UIM-138 can be added to any vandal-resistant or VR4K door panel for the VX2200 system. The two-line, 16-character blue backlit LCD is protected behind a 6 mm Lexan window.

The unit is fully programmable using the built-in USB port and custom PC software allowing user names, apartment numbers and additional displayed messages to be programmed into non-volatile memory.

Thomas added: “The UIM-138 provides a number of key benefits to door entry systems. It adds to the user friendliness of the door panel ensuring the panel is easy to use and understand while also offering additional information to visitors. When used with the two scroll buttons and a call button it creates a simple but highly functional door panel which can call up to 180 apartments or businesses simply by scrolling to the name and pressing call.”

In conclusion, Thomas stated: “The additional IO facility can be used for a number of functions. One such function could be to show custom messages on the display. These messages, for instance, could be triggered from an apartment to assist a tenant who has difficulties communicating using the telephone handset.”

*For more information on the new UIM-138 unit from Videx and the door entry systems with which it’s compatible visit: bit.ly/1zFvv5a

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