New Access Control Options For VR Panels

Introducing vandal resistant doors with a new range of proximity, finger print and coded access readers.

With the new options, door panels can include a sophisticated access control solution which can be managed centrally by those responsible for building management such as residential, schools, hospitals, airports and commercial office blocks.

The integration of finger print readers, proximity readers and coded access allows a fully networked access control system to be integrated into the door entry intercom system. These readers offer greater flexibility enabling all three technologies to be used together if required and can be used with third party access control systems and Portal Plus.

Adding the reader option to the door panel range provides users with a choice of access control technologies, whether that’s finger print access, proximity access (both Mifare and EM technologies), or coded access. It also enables integration with other access control doors which do not require intercom  but need to be managed as one with the intercom system.

The readers themselves provide their own unique benefits to the door panel range. For example, there are proximity readers available for Mifare and EM technology cards and fobs, a finger print reader and a back lit coded access keypad. The proximity readers and finger print readers have a tri colour halo illumination indicating a ready state (amber), access granted (green) and access denied (red).

The readers all have an industry standard wiegand output enabling them to be connected to the Videx Portal Plus access control system or any third party access control systems supporting the Wiegand protocol, allowing multiple readers to be controlled and managed from a central location. The finger print reader can support up to 9,500 finger prints while the proximity readers and keypad can be used for up to 15,000 users.

When used with the Portal Plus the system can be configured to communicate over Ethernet and/or RS485 and is managed by the Portal Plus PC management program which enables one or more PC’s (Either on site or remotely connected) to manage all users and entrance points effectively. Integrating these access control readers in the panels while also using access control readers from the range on other doors which may not need intercom communication allows the installer to manage all the readers centrally and eliminates the need to mount readers separately at the intercom doors.

Videx Expands Presence in Student Market with University Development Win

The development, which will welcome its first residents this week, will provide 123 student flats in Clavering Place, a prime location in the centre of Newcastle for those choosing to study and live in the city.

Talking about the project, Steve Natton, Projects Manager at Videx, said: “In partnership with our installation partner, SMT Electrical, we have installed our leading VX2200 digital door entry system to ensure the safety and security of students but also allow easy and convenient access. We provided a high level of support throughout the project so that each stage of the installation went smoothly and any challenges faced were addressed and quickly overcome. All of the client’s requirements were met and their objectives achieved with the new door entry installation.”

The scheme has been designed by Newcastle based Intersect Architects to be ‘best in class’ in terms of accommodation in the city and will provide larger than average rooms in a mix of self-contained studio units and en-suite bedrooms in cluster flats, with a range of amenity space including a large communal lounge, study room, television room and gym.