Door entry systems are an increasingly popular security feature and are commonly used in blocks of flats and other private residencies. They are also found in other areas where access needs to be restricted but a full access control system is not appropriate, for example hospital wards.
Goodwin Electrical has been installing new quality door entry systems for 10 years, in all kinds of premises and in every type of configuration.
We’ll work with you to fully understand your needs and design, install and maintain the ideal door entry system for your premises.
Door Entry Systems Technologies
The most basic door entry systems simply allow speech between someone wanting to gain access through a controlled door and a person inside the building, who can then admit the caller by pressing a button. These entry phone systems are commonplace but there are many other technologies available depending on your exact requirements.
These include concierge intercom systems, handset to handset phone intercoms, audio video entry systems, telephone based door entry, wireless door entry systems, and networked door entry systems. Our partners manufacture a range of door entry systems including intercom handset systems and audio video phone security systems to meet every need.
Whatever the technology, Goodwin Electrical installs all entrance panels, door entry units, cabling and connectors, leaving you with a quality door entry system that meets your specific security requirements. The following sections describe some of the broad technologies available.
Audio Video Door Entry Systems
Video entry systems include the same audio link as normal door entry systems while also establishing a visual link so the occupant can both talk to and see the caller. High definition video and high quality audio makes easy the identification of visitors by both day and night.
Concierge Door Entry Intercom Systems
Large blocks of flats and high-end residences may also include a porters’ audio or video intercom. This provides an intercom link between a porter or concierge and the individual flats as well as to the main entrance.
PSTN & Wireless Door Entry Systems
Where cabling is difficult or impossible to fit, PSTN (public switched telephone network) or wireless based door entry systems can be installed. These are popular options in historic and listed buildings where there may be space, planning or conservation constraints to consider.
PSTN systems are simple to install, using little more than a telephone line connection to the front door entrance panel. Wireless systems can use an existing wireless network or a dedicated one can be installed.