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Videx introduces online Product Builder application for security professionals

Door entry and access control solutions specialist Videx has launched its renowned Product Builder application online. The digital variant includes all of the features contained in the original CD Product Builder that enables the end user to create an access control solution meeting their needs in an easy-to-use format.

Commenting on the move, Rob Sands (technical director at Videx UK) explained: “The online Product Builder is both desktop and mobile friendly and can be used with any browser on Windows, Android and Apple iOS devices and with any size screen. It’s just the same as the CD version and works via a log-in system whereby users can keep track of their system builds and share details with others if they’d like to via e-mail.”

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Key features of the online Product Builder include a dashboard where users can see their current and previous builds. They can create, view, edit and then print a PDF of their build. The online version provides a very simple six-step wizard to build any type of system and create a parts list with prices, parts descriptions and images.

Sands added: “Users can also customise printouts and PDFs with their company logo and address, set discount structures and mark up prices and also stipulate what systems they prefer. The tool provides a tailored experience for each user.”

*To register for the online Product Builder visit www.videxbuilder.com and choose the ‘Register’ option

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Videx launches IP Intercom range for end users

Videx has launched IP intercoms that are ideal for a wide range of installations including office blocks, apartment complexes, hospitals and commercial buildings enabling the door entry system to use existing networks and save both cost and installation time.

The Videx IP system is available as a convenient kit and as an expandable system which can be customised to suit the needs of any building. 12 gauge, 316 grade stainless steel vandal-resistant entrance panels are available along with the popular 4000 Series modular style, all with a wide angle colour camera and with one call button up to a maximum of 42 and an input for an optional second camera.

Neil Thomas, national sales manager at Videx, said: “The beauty of IP systems over conventional systems is that they don’t need dedicated wiring infrastructure and can be used on new or existing networks. These networks can be shared with other technologies such as CCTV, access control, building management and many others.”

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The kits includes a wall mount 6200 Series videophone and the entrance panel which is available in standard or vandal-resistant form with surface or flush mounting options. The videophone includes a touch screen 3.5” colour display enabling the end user to customise a range of settings as well as initiate calls to entrance points, neighbours and internally to other extensions with the facility to have up to 16 videophones in each apartment or office.

An event log can also be viewed on the videophone with a video capture feature to see missed callers. The kit includes a 1.25 A 12 V DC power supply which can be used to power the entrance panel, a lock release and the videophone if required. The videophone can also be powered via Power over Ethernet (POE) from a POE switch.

Thomas added: “IP systems are generally very flexible and can allow for connections over an unlimited distance while using existing LAN, WAN, Wi-Fi and 3G/4G infrastructures and the Videx iOS and Android Apps. Installers are now very familiar with IP technologies allowing them to use existing knowledge and experience gained while installing other security systems such as access control and CCTV. IP systems offer greater flexibility to the installer, making it very simple to expand and alter a system as the need arises.”

Bespoke panel sizes are available upon request. Entrance panels and videophones all have two relay outputs, two inputs and RS485 connectivity which can be used for a variety of functions such as door/gate release and the activation of auxiliary functions.

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Videx introduces vandal-resistant GSM access control system

Videx has launched its vandal-resistant GSM system that can provide access control to a wide range of gated properties, office blocks and commercial buildings. The new system uses mobile technology to communicate and operate doors, automatic gates, car parks and remote site applications, making it a perfect security solution for unmanned sites and communications outside of normal business hours.

The solution is available 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 a 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 landline telephone. Entry can then be granted using the telephone keypad. Two key and 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, while 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. A voice annunciation and LCD display can be connected if required, which can then include scroll buttons to search for specific users via the screen.

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GSM systems require minimum installation and set-up time, allowing them to be installed in places which would be too difficult or too expensive to hard-wire. There’s no need for any cabling to telephone points as the system uses the existing mobile network infrastructure, allowing calls to be made to anywhere in the world.

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

Programming and maintenance of the user’s details, access control codes and fobs may all be controlled via SMS text messages and via a PC using a USB connection. The GSM system’s flexibility allows changes to be made 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.

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Videx introduces revamped Product Builder application

Videx, the specialist in door entry and access control solutions for end users, has enhanced its renowned Product Builder application to include all the latest innovations in an easy-to-use step through wizard.

Commenting on the enhancements, Rob Sands (technical director at Videx) said: “Systems can be created in any format and for multiple configurations. It allows you to choose the best options based on cost, complexity and functionality. On completion, the wizard provides a full parts list including prices and all relevant datasheets and manuals.”

 

Sands continued: “Additionally, the programme also allows panel preview. This is further enhanced with the feature of adding engraving details and name plate insert text. Name plate cards can also be printed from the programme allowing these to be inserted straight into the panels to give that professional finish to the installation. A handy block diagram is also created from the parts list showing the number of cores and the recommended cable type.”

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Other key features

  • Customised printable multiple page estimate, panel previews and product photos with descriptions that can carry company logo and address details
  • A ‘save’ option that enables a previous estimate to be revisited and, if necessary, amended. The parts list can also be exported as a CSV file. All estimates can be saved, printed and provided in PDF format
  • Estimating wizards for the complete range of Videx systems

The CD is also a convenient source for information with easy-to-navigate sections for datasheets, manuals, brochures, application notes and instruction sheets.

*To download the quick guide visit: http://bit.ly/21qMpi7

**Alternatively, if you would like to create a Product Builder request, visit: http://bit.ly/1ObfWYF

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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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Videx debuts access control solutions range for end users

Door entry and access control systems developer Videx has launched a new access control range which provides enhanced features for businesses across the UK.

The new range offers tailor-made products that are compatible with standard single gang flush back boxes, making installation simple. The stand-alone or networked keypads, proximity readers and exit switches are available in six different colours to match surroundings and different types of buildings, both public and private.

“The existing access control product range available in today’s market is aesthetically quite limited,” said Neil Thomas, general manager at Videx. “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 Videx products are designed for any building where access needs to be restricted, controlled or monitored. This includes commercial buildings such as shopping centres, offices and storage facilities through to public premises like schools, hospitals, doctor surgeries, nurseries and libraries.

 The new Videx access control solutions range

The new Videx access control solutions range

A key defining feature of the range is the multi-colour rectangular status LED. The proximity readers 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). Uniquely, it has a very clear, visual status indicator with ‘EXIT’ engraved in large letters making it easy to locate and operate, even from a distance.

Thomas continued: “The colour-coded status notification means all those who work within a given building can easily access and exit the secure areas. As well as making the exit signs very clear to see, this 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, which is another important element for end users to consider when choosing which access control systems they would like to see installed.”

In conclusion, Thomas commented: “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 allows installations to be custom-made to match the look and feel of that particular building, whatever the required specification.”

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