Digital Keypad Access Control

Keypad access control offers a convenient way of passing through a door where access is restricted. The digital keypads work on the basis that the person passing through the door would need to know the access code to gain entry.

Digital keypads work in conjunction with electric locking devices and security accessories such as egress buttons, break glass units and exit sensors. Digital keypads are a common choice for lots of access control applications as they offer many valuable features to protect the door that is being entered.

Generally, electronic digital keypads are known as "Stand Alone". This means that all of the electronics required to run the keypad and trigger the electric lock are fitted into the keypad. Stand Alone keypads are excellent for the vast majority of installations but they offer limited vandal resistance as removing the digital keypad from the wall would make it easy for an intruder to open the door. Where security of the door is paramount, a keypad can be used with a separate control unit that takes the electronics to the secure side of the door and thus eliminates the possibility of the door being opened should the keypad be vandalized. LOCK-TEC are security specialist and we can advise, install and recommend a security solution that suits your needs.

Following is a brief summary of our keypad range -


Bewator Range

The Bewator range of digital keypads, predominantly the K42 model, offer a superb solution for a stand alone installation. The robust keypad can be surface or flush mounted and is made of a durable zinc alloy casing making it suitable for internal and external use.

The keypad offers the user the ability to have 2 X 4 digit separate access codes that are programmed using a series of internal links that are accessed by opening the keypad using the key and lock built into the front of the unit.

The keypad has inputs for door contacts and an egress button but also a timer input that enables the user to link the keypad to a time clock and restrict the hours that the access code will operate the keypad. If the door has a door contact fitted to it, this can be linked into an input in the keypad. If an intruder attempts to force the door open, the contact sends a "Door Forced" signal into the keypad that can be used to trigger a local sounder or alarm.

The K42 is backlit for operation in the dark and can be supplied with a spy proof cover so that anyone watching a user to try and gain the access code is deterred as they will not be able to see the digits that the user is using.

An upgrade on the K42 is the K44 which offers the same functionality as the K42 with the exception being that all programming is done via the keypad using master codes and the number of separate access codes is increased to 30.

Paxton Access Range

The Paxton range of keypads are extremely versatile and can be adapted to suit most applications. As a stand alone unit the unit can be installed internally and externally and offers 50 access codes that are all programmed using a master code at the keypad and a "lockout" facility in the event of 20 incorrect digits being pressed. The keypad is also a very low profile unit only standing 19mm off the wall.

This unit can be upgraded in 2 ways. Firstly, it can be connected to a separate control unit which ensures the security of the lock and all electronics if the keypad was vandalized. The control unit also allows the a second keypad to be added to the inside of the door as a coded egress device. A further feature is that the door can also be monitored via the control unit enabling the user to gain an alarm in the event of the door being forced open.

Secondly, the keypad can be upgraded to work in conjunction with a PC based access control system. This gives the user total flexibility in what can be achieved when allowing access through the door. Reports can be run to see who operated the door and at what time, time restrictions can be added to users access codes so that they can only access a door between certain times and when used in conjunction with an access control reader, such as a magnetic swipe reader, you add to the security of the door as the potential intruder would need to have both the access code and an access card.



ACT (Access Control Technologies) Range

The ACT range of keypads are well designed, robust, hard wearing and excellent for use in internal and external applications.

The range is widely recognised as a quality solution for access control applications and a great deal of thought and care has gone into developing the range.

The ACT10 (pictured) is a keypad with a host of features that go beyond just using a code to open a door. The keypad can be programmed via a master code with 10 different access codes, the keypad is also backlit.

The ACT10 has 2 onboard relays. This function offers several options. At its most basic, a single relay could be used to control an electric lock to gain access. The second relay could be used in conjunction with a door monitoring device (door contact etc) to trigger an alarm if the door was opened without the use of a code. The second relay can also be utilised to control a second door lock effectively making the unit a 2 door system. In this way, the keypad codes can be allocated to a relay so that the keypad could sit in between 2 doors and the different codes would open a particular door.

A further feature of the ACT10 is its interlock ability. An interlock is a situation where 2 doors create an airlock. By linking 2 keypads together, only 1 door can be opened at a time leaving the second door inoperable until the first has closed.

Videx Security EX5 Range

Videx offer a hugely flexible range of digital keypads with many variations on the theme. The EX5 range was designed as a mix and match series to achieve a multitude of looks and features to suit any application.

Features of this range include -

  • Stand alone keypads for internal or external use.
  • 99 user codes.
  • 2 On board programmable relays.
  • Inputs for door monitoring and exit buttons.
  • Networking of keypads to achieve central control of all units.
  • A range of housings - plastic, metal, chrome and white.
  • Proximity reader stand alone version available for 99 users (EX5P).
  • Addition of a proximity reader so that keypad acts as a proximity control unit.
  • Backlit metal or plastic keys.

As you can see the, this feature rich keypad can be supplied in many formats and is an ideal and flexible solution for many access control applications.

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