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How to Choose the Right Door Entry System

Door entry systems offer both the perfect safety solution and, for businesses, easy compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act. Intercom technology has come a long way since the very first audio systems with a panel at the front door and entrance handset which was dedicated to buzz you in. Initially, video has been added so that the callers will be analyzed. Following the black and white color versions, the electronic signs replaced analog signals. In the following phase, the dedicated handsets weren’t required anymore. The call panel located at the gate was connected to a switchboard or phone. This kind is one of the more intricate door entry systems currently offered. It is quite popular with those charged with maintaining apartment blocks or landlords.

When a visitor presses a flat number, the panel speed-dials the phone number of the homeowner and connects the sole person visiting at the panel. They then grant the visitor access, in most cases by pressing the zero on the telephone keypad. Some versions provide video that may be viewed on specific TV channels in the apartment, adding another layer of security for more peace of mind.

With many systems, the homeowner does not need the traditional key. They may either be issued with a key fob/card or even coded access. This emits a signal that also provides access. A vital benefit of this is that you will not have to change the lock if the card/fob is misplaced and as you would have to if the normal key went missing. The card/fob may be instantly deleted from the system and a new one added and given to the resident. The system software also empowers the telephone numbers to be modified as needed, so there are even more benefits.
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The system may work equally well when used in a business environment. The entry panel connects to the PABX switchboard and dials whatever extension has been set automatically. This can be altered easily to fit using simple software. Therefore, if the receptionist has gone for lunch, the entry calls may be diverted to a different phone. Where no BT mobile is available; a GSM system will connect to a mobile phone for complete flexibility.
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The newest development is a door entry system that works through an internet connection through an IP tablet or phone, PC or laptop. This means that distance to the property manager or safety is never an issue and one person can provide or restrict administrator and access control that is programming users, changing door standing or deleting interrogating, to websites or a number where that is needed.

It is not always clear what will suit your needs best. But when investing in a new door entry system, it’s prudent to consult the professionals.