Videx Security was chosen to provide a replacement door entry system for Berkeley Lodge, a privately-owned apartment block in Ashtead in Surrey that consists of 9 flats.
Built in the late 1990s, the existing door entry system at Berkeley Lodge was aging, and the system had poor speech quality and a lot of interference and crackling on the line. Installer Olympic Security Systems advised that repairing the existing system would probably not address all the issues and that they therefore recommended that a new, modern door entry solution should be installed using the same infrastructure and wiring.
The Videx 4000 panel with 3000 series audio handsets were specified as it met all the access control requirements. The modular nature of the 4000 series meant that could be built to only have the 9 buttons the client wanted and needed. The system could be flush fitted and it also looked clean, smart and in-keeping with its surrounding environment.
The 3000 series handsets were marginally larger than the existing handsets and therefore could be fitted without any decoration issues. They allowed each residents to set the call tone volume, a useful feature that was missing from the existing handsets.
The installation went very smoothly, with the entire system installed and up and running on the same day. As no new wiring needed to be done, the installer simply had to carry out a straight forward system replacement, meaning downtime was minimal.
The 4000 series carries a number of features that makes the door entry system a lot easier to use, helping manage access control better. For example, the back lit keypad and graphical LCD display, voice annunciation, call progress for up to 998 apartments and 2800 proximity fobs/cards, are all designed with the end user in mind.
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