Looking at putting access control on your doors using electric strike door releases? This could be just the solution for you!
Utilising the ever popular GEM GK310 electric strike release to control the releasing of your door, this kit is bundled with the substantial vandal-resistant 2-in-1 keypad & prox reader, a power supply, a push to exit button and a green resettable call point, giving you all the devices needed for a professional single-door access solution.
So if you're looking to put access control on your doors, and want to allow access via a keypad and/or prox reader (which allows you to just present a card or fob just like you do when making contactless payments in the shops), then this kit should be considered. Below you will find all the necessary information about the components included in the kit, including technical data you might need to make a decision on whether the kit is right for you.
The Keypad & Prox Reader
This device can handle up to 500 users, offering the ability to gain access using codes, cards, or fobs. You can also opt to offer dual-authentication for higher security, assigning both a PIN and a card or fob to a user, so that they can only gain access if they provide both their PIN code and a valid card/fob.
With backlit keys offering audible feedback, and LED indicators on the face of the unit, usage is made nice and easy for end-users, and to top it all off the manufacturers have ensured it's made with a robust vandal-resistant housing fitted with an anti-tamper switch for added peace of mind.
5 user cards are supplied with the unit to get you started, and we of course offer additional packs of cards at great prices to go with them.
The Electric Strike Release
The electric strike release supplied is the GEM GK310. This is an incredibly popular strike release mostly due to its solid robust build and smooth reliable operation, but also because of its universally accepted design.
Supplied with long and short faceplates as well as the necessary cranked mounting brackets for different fitting types, this strike release can be used on timber-frames as well as metal / aluminium frames, making it a perfect solution for a universal type kit like this, and is just one of many reasons why this GEM strike release is so popular. It's supplied with all the necessary fittings and some handy crimp-connectors to make the job easy.
We also offer lip extensions for these, allowing for use on deep frames and outward opening applications where you want to protect the frame from damage caused by the latch hitting the frame before the strike lip.
The Power Supply Unit
You might think this is just a typical boxed power supply unit, but you'd be wrong! It's not often you can get excited about the features of a power supply unit but in this case it does offer some fantastic features that may prove very useful in many applications.
Not only does this power supply deliver up to 5amps of regulated and controlled 12v DC supply with surge-protection, but it also offers the ability to house up to two backup batteries to keep your access control operational during power outages.
In addition to all of this, these unique boxed power supplies are also deliberately designed to have the space to house a Paxton NET2 controller which means if you use NET2 systems (or similar systems with a similar physical design to the control board), you can house the controller inside the power supply for a professional and clean install.
The Push-To-Exit Button
It's a green dome type exit button, which are recognised as being one of the most user-friendly forms of exit button, allowing for easy use by those with disabilities and also allows for unconventional operation, such as a nudge with your hip or elbow when you have your hands full carrying boxes or similar. This is why you see this style of exit button in so many settings.
Another advantage with this particular green dome exit button is that it's been designed with a ball joint, allowing for correct operation from various angles. This can be critical for some users who may not be able to make a firm and direct press in a controlled way. Instead, with this button you can apply pressure from a wide range of angles and still successfully trigger the microswitch sitting beneath.
The Emergency Callpoint
We are all familiar with the principle of an emergency callpoint. You might also know them as a 'break glass' unit but this is just a common term that has been adopted by many, and in this particular case it would be inaccurate.
Instead of using glass which has to be replaced after every activation, the callpoint supplied in this kit is a resettable one. Where you'd normally expect the glass to be, there is instead a rigid plastic screen which can be pushed in to disengage an internal microswitch. This then cuts the power to the maglocks as you'd expect from one with a break-glass panel. The difference is, that you can come along with your reset key after and reset the plastic screen back to its normal state, reactivating the system and resetting the callpoint allowing it to be used again in the event of an emergency. This can be repeated, but of course you'd hope not to have that many emergencies!