Door Entry Systems

Door entry systems are effective and easy to use.  Choose from a simple pushbutton keypad, an audio entry system or a video entry system.  This page gives an overview of the various types and their benefits.

Audio door entry systems

An audio door entry system is a simple form of access control, enabling residents to identify visitors before they open the door. The entrance panel will normally be mounted next to the secured door.

There is a labeled call button (which is illuminated, when dark) and when the call button is operated, the resident’s internal buzzer will sound. There is 2-way speech so the resident simply has to lift the handset to talk to the visitor.  Once satisfied, the resident can press the key button to release the door lock.

Most systems these days are good looking, can be surface or flush mounted and are made of stainless steel or polished brass, or vandal resistant 12 SWG stainless steel.

Access controller keypads

These work on the same principle as the audio door entry system from a keypad which is normally positioned next to the secured door.  Like the audio system, they are easy to use but unlike the audio system, they are more flexible.  They also have a confirmation sounder which verifies button operation and, once the visitor has been authorised, continues to operate for the duration of the programmed door release time.

Audio entry for public buildings

Ideal for small offices, the audio entry system offers two way speech with remote release facility.  As well as being able to call more than one handset within the premises, the occupants can release the door remotely via the built-in release button.

Audio system with code access

Audio systems with code access offers the additional benefit of being able to store up to 50 different codes at any one time and includes advanced in-built diagnostics.  The code facility is ideal for controlling key-less access to premises, and the ability to change codes quickly at will offers greater flexibility over conventional key systems.

 Video door entry systems

For ultimate control, a video door entry system with code access enables you to see who is at the door as well as speak to them.

It is capable of storing up to 50 different codes at any one time and includes advanced in-built diagnostics.

TFT or flat tube displays with handsets or hands-free control units, from single station units suitable for shared apartment buildings or flats to more sophisticated commercial access control systems which can be integrated with fire intruder and CCTV systems or even a BMS (Building Management System), CIA are fully conversant with the latest technology.

We cover the counties surrounding Hampshire (Hants), including Berkshire (Berks), Dorset, East Sussex, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire (Wilts), as well as the Isle of Wight.

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  • Mr E A**** – Southampton, Hampshire

    …a perfect example of first class customer service. Gareth & Chris went the extra mile to install the system as we wanted it – not as might have been easiest, and were always polite and considerate… As always, it’s the people that matter – very pleased.

  • Mrs M Munday Portsmouth, Hampshire

    The technician was helpful and explained what he was doing, making me feel at ease about the service visit and even showed me new features that we can use.

  • Mr I Dxxxxx Midhurst, West Sussex

    Good service, friendly staff.

  • Alan Jones – Newbury, Berkshire

    We always receive excellent service from CIA. We appreciated the text ‘reminder’ about the service appointment.

  • Mr P Bxxxxx Stubbington, Hampshire

    Excellent explanation of system options and how to use it. Nothing was too much effort. Engineer took his time to think about the best way to overcome problems that were not apparent at the time of survey. He made suggestions as to the best way to overcome them. Everything was done and cleaned up. Thank […]

  • Miss T Hxxxxx Churt, Surrey

    Designer was quite thorough with information and very prompt quote. Engineer is excellent and we will gladly have him back here for maintenance or future issue.

  • Mr D***** Hayling Island, Hampshire

    Very Polite, cleared up any mess he made. Hardly knew he was in the house.

  • Roger Harvey Berkshire

    Customer service has always been good and a great deal of time and effort was put into sorting out the issues we had with the system when it was first installed.  We always found CIA to be a very reliable company and a company we would be more than happy to recommend.

  • Mr M Cxxx Portsmouth, Hampshire

    Quick response and very polite.

  • Mr P Fxxxxxx Liss, Hampshire

    The CIA technician was extremely courteous and knowledgeable, answering all my questions well.