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Door Entry Info

When installing door entry products it is recommended that prior to ordering a site survey is conducted to determine the customers requirements and make estimates for cable lengths, in our experience using the correct cables is one of the most important requirements of a successful installation.

Selecting which products work with which cables

There are a number of different cable types including CAT5, CAT6, Belden, BT, Intruder (stranded) and co-axial. Every manufacturer will specify the type of cable and maximum cable lengths their systems are designed to operate over, this recommendation should be taken into consideration prior to installing any cable or if the installation is a retro fit, the cable types and lengths should be checked to ensure the products selected can work. If you are unsure, please contact us for assistance.

Determining product requirements

Some requirements are obvious such as selecting an audio or video system, however product selection will require consideration of other points, surface or flush fitting, vandal resistance and extreme environment are three areas which need to be determined. VR in a part number for a call station determines the product is deemed vandal resistant, they are usually manufactured from robust materials such as stainless steel and have rounded flush fitting buttons reducing their vulnerability, typically VR panels will be flush fitting for maximum protection, however they can be surface fitted with the correct case. If a property is close to the sea (within 5 miles) or has a swimming pool then to ensure the panel lasts you should consider specifying marine grade products which have been tested to resist salt and chlorine.

Wired or wireless

Hard wired is usually recommended for door entry systems and will provide the most reliable connection, however on occasions it may not be practical to install cables between the call point and the property, there are now several wireless technology options which may be considered, please see a list below along with recommendations giving rule of thumb rules for a successful installation.

Audio DECT - This call point requires local low voltage power and provides a switched output to control gates/electric locks, it utilises industry proven DECT (digital electronic cordless telephone) technology to communicate with a base station installed within the property which then communicates with portable hand held receivers. Suited only to sites with under 100 metres distance between the call point and the base station, best practice is to test that a DECT telephone handset can make a call from the door/gate where the call point is to be located using a standard DECT telephone during site survey. Not suited to multi apartment systems this product is designed for domestic, light commercial and retail environments where a single door/gate is to be controlled. Typically the systems are closed design, only working with supplied handsets.

Video DECT This call point requires local low voltage power and provides a switched output to control gates/electric locks, it utilises industry proven DECT (digital electronic cordless telephone) technology to communicate the audio signal with a base station installed within the property which then communicates with portable hand held receivers, in addition it utilises a proprietary wireless technology to transmit video directly to the handset. Suited only to sites with under 100 metres distance between the call point and the base station/ hand set, best practice is to test that a DECT telephone handset can make a call from the door/gate where the call point is to be located using a standard DECT telephone during site survey ensuring audio and control functions are reliable, video is line of sight and directional and may suffer from loss of frames/drop outs or non functionality in some areas caused by items blocking the direct line signal path required. Not suited to multi apartment systems this product is designed for domestic, light commercial and retail environments where a single door/gate is to be controlled. Typically the systems are closed design, only working with supplied handsets.

Audio GSM - This call point requires local low voltage power and provides a switched output to control gates/electric locks, it utilises industry proven GSM technology and will require a dedicated SIM card from a GSM service provider, the call point requires no other parts as it is programmed with telephone numbers to communicate with the person authorised to control access through the door/gate. The GSM system is not limited by range however prior to installation and/or ordering a SIM card you should test several phones on different service providers networks to determine that a reliable service is available from the proposed location of the call point. This system is available in multiple call point format making it suited to apartment blocks and has an added benefit that the gate/door can be controlled by the person receiving the call even if they are not at the premises at the time.

Video GSM - This call point is identical to the audio GSM but provides video call technology when coupled with a suitable smart phone, please note: iPhones are not compatible with this product as Apple use a different technology. The costs of video calls should be taken into consideration when purchasing this product and when selecting a network service provider.

Installing external call points - IP Ratings

Please note that most call points do not have an IP rating unless they are installed correctly, to achieve an IP rating manufacturers recommend that call points have additional sealing completed by the installer. Please see details below as a guideline to best industry practice when installing.

Flush fitting panels require the faceplate to be sealed with a watertight gasket (silicone sealant or self adhesive foam tape) on both the sides and top where the overlap of the faceplate meets the surface into which it is to be flush fixed, in addition if the product is installed into a metal post or hollow brick pillar, the column below the cut out will require sealing to prevent evaporated ground water from condensing inside the call point.

Surface fitting panels require the surface box supplied is installed in a sheltered location and be sealed with a watertight gasket (silicone sealant or self adhesive foam tape) on both sides and top where the surface box meets the surface to which it is to be fixed, in addition if the product is installed onto a metal post or hollow brick pillar, the cable access cut out will require sealing to prevent evaporated ground water from condensing inside the call point, this will achieve a similar rating to IP54 (protected against dust and splashing water). Where a sheltered/covered location is not practical additional sealing to uprate the call point to withstand driving rain must be installed, typically this will mean adding an additional watertight gasket (silicone sealant or self adhesive foam tape) to close off the panel gap between the faceplate and the surface housing.

The recommendations for sealing panels described are industry standard best practice and are required to maintain the warranty of the product.

Online Security Products, suppliers of professional CCTV, Door Entry, Access Control and Intruder parts from top manufacturers. We supply a vast range of professional products from leading manufacturers at low prices  to trade and industry. Established in 2007 our staff are highly experienced having worked in the security industry for years.


CCTV Distributors

WELCOME TO Online Security Products. Distributors of professional CCTV since 2007

Online Security Products are authorised UK Distributors for Dahua, Genie, Twilight Pro, Samsung, Cobra, ZKTeco, Olix and Vista CCTV products and parts

Online Security has unrivalled expertise as distributors to the UK CCTV industry. Online Security supply innovative, high quality and competitively priced CCTV Cameras, IP Video Solutions, NVR and DVR Digital Recording Surveillance Systems.

Online Security Products provide CCTV security solutions from global manufacturers such as Dahua, Genie, Samsung, Cobra, Vista, Dahua, ZKTeco and Uniview to trade and professional installers dealing with complex projects and to technically aware end users.

OLSP Limited t/a Online Security Products team have a lifetime of experience working within the electronic security industry, specialising in distribution of CCTV from global brands such as Dahua, UNV Uniview, Vista, ZKTeco and Genie CCTV.

Online Security Products staff have over 40 years experience in the CCTV industry

OLSP Limited t/a Online Security Products authorised distributors of Dahua CCTV

Online Security Products. suppliers of professional CCTV equipment to CCTV installers across the UK and Europe at low trade prices, one of the leading CCTV suppliers in the UK.

Authorised resellers of Dahua, Olix, Vista, Genie CCTV, UNV Uniview, ZKTeco Twilight, Computar, Ganz, Samsung, Vicon, Cobra, Venom.

Dome cameras, Bullet cameras, Eyball cameras, PCB cameras, Vandal dome cameras, Covert cameras, AHD cameras, HDCVI cameras, IP cameras, HDTVI cameras, DVRs, NVRs, Hybrid DVRs and Security cameras.

OLSP Limited distributes CCTV products from the following manufacturers;

  • Dahua
  • Olix
  • UNV Uniview
  • Vista
  • Genie CCTV
  • Cobra
  • ZKTeco
  • Twilight Pro
  • Samsung Techwin
  • Ganz
  • Computar

CCTV systems have recently moved from 720 X 576 pixels per frame to 1920 X 1080 pixels per frame (1080P) as a starting resolution, using conventional CCTV co-ax or cat5 cables and called Analogue-HD these CCTV cameras provide 2MP resolution and 16:9 widescreen format. There are competing HD CCTV formats such as AHD, HD-TVI, HD-CVI etc. however most CCTV DVR recorders are multiple format, however you should check that the recorder you select is compatible with the CCTV Camera you like. Alternately there are IP systems available, utilising CCTV NVR Recorders these offer up to 12MP resolution and are increasingly popular due to ease of installation, an NVR with built in PoE simply requires a CAT5 cable between camera and recorder.

Intruder Alarm Distributors

Online Security Products offer a vast range of professional Intruder Alarm parts from many major UK manufacturers including Scantronic, Risco, Castle Care, Pyronix, Risco, Texecom.

Intruder alarm systems are designed to protect buildings by making a noise or calling keyholders/police/fire authorities when an intruder, personal attack or fire alarm is activated. Often Intruder Alarm systems are installed to Insurance requirements, these systems are graded and must be designed, installed, commissioned and maintained by a registered company. DIY Intruder Alarm systems are possible for technically aware users, however most manufacturers will not provide any support either for the design, installation, fault finding or repair of a Intruder Alarm system, referring end users to specialist Intruder Alarm installers for this service. If you do choose to DIY an Intruder Alarm system we would recommend the Secuplace kits/parts as they will accept technical support calls for these products, click here for more.

 

Access Control Distributors

Online Security Products are leading UK suppliers of professional Access Control products at trade prices to Access Control installers.

OLSP Limited Access control systems typically provide control to one or more doors within a building, most systems use RFD fobs or cards to act as tokens giving permission to open a door, gate or barrier to only those who are issued with them, typical access control systems comprise an electric lock, a controller, a reader, a power supply and if their is more than one point may be networked together to manage cards/fobs from a central location i.e. a PC.

 

Door Entry Distributors

Online Security Products are suppliers of Professional Door Entry systems to the trade at great prices, we supply parts from most leading door entry system manufacturers including CDVI, Aiphone, BPT, Comelit, Videx, Fermax, Bitron.

OLSP Limited t/a  Online Security Products Door Entry products typically include an external call point which can be audio only or audio and video, in a standard Door Entry system the external Door Entry call point acts as your doorbell calling audio or audio and video door entry points inside the property, the internal door entry points can operate and electric lock or an electric gate. Variants of Door Entry systems include wireless systems using DECT technology to a dedicated portable handset, or some Door Entry systems utilise GSM to call telephones, most will store multiple numbers and transfer if unanswered to the next number. Some Door Entry systems can utilise WiFi to communicate with tablets and smartphones as well as fixed Door Entry points.

Time and Attendance Distributors

ZKTeco

Online Security Products have been selected as authorised distributors of ZKTeco as part of their drive into the UK market.

ZKTeco specialise in time and attendance and door entry solutions incorporating advanced biometrics including face recognition systems alongside advanced CCTV solutions.

ZKTeco CCTV solutions are ideal for all domestic, retail and commercial applications and are continuously improved to meet the ever more demanding requirements of today's CCTV users.

About ZKTeco

ZKTeco is a global leader in biometric technology, with over 20 years of international presence and an established sales network in over 130 countries. With 33 regional offices worldwide, ZKTeco specializes in the manufacture and development of a large variety of solutions, including access control, WFM, turnstiles, CCTV, metal detectors, X-Ray inspection, integrated security solutions and embedded fingerprint modules.

ZKTeco provides business partners with advanced solutions in all the core sectors it specializes in, offering technical, R&D and sales support, RMA service, specialized customizations, instructive training programs of its European partners, and direct distribution of all solutions in the European market.