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4G/5G Cloud Door Controllers

Posted by Michael Beaver on

Easily Add/Remove Users via Internet Live Entry Log via the Web Wireless Connection using 4G & 5G Network No Expensive Cabling Required Data & SIM Prepaid for 10 Years 4000 Users per Controller Control Days of Week and Time of Day for Each User NB-IoT Model operates Deep Indoors and Underground Can use Existing Readers and Low Cost Tags 5G brings wireless connectivity underground and indoors removing the need for expensive cabling on your door control systems. With minimal data usage we provide prepaid service for 10 years on all major networks globally.Multiple doors can be managed online via the...

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4G CatM1 and 5G NB-IoT Gate and Door Keypad Networks

Posted by Michael Beaver on

The 4G LTE Cat-M1 band and the '5G' NB-IoT band being rolled out with mobile phone 5G bands are the bands the networks intend you to be using for machine-to-machine (M2M) products. They offer the basic level of service required for these products and in return the networks charge very little for using them. NB-IoT is not accessible using mobile phone SIM cards; you need SIM a dedicated IoT to access them. These SIMs won't be connected to the Public Switched Telephone Networks (PSTN) so dial-to-open with your cheap PAYG SIM is not an option on these modern networks. You...

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If my alarm dialler stops working how would I know?

Posted by Michael Beaver on

If you have a traditional alarm dialler/communicator that sends SMS messages and makes calls from the actual unit using a mobile phone SIM, then you won't know if it stops working until it's too late. This is one of the reasons we created the cloud dialler... If it's our cloud server sending the messages and making the calls we tell you when your dialler goes offline. You fit an alarm dialler to alert you to critical events that are happening when you're not there. If your dialler is responsible for telling you what is happening, how will you know when this...

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4G Keypad Intercom Development

Posted by Michael Beaver on

4G Keypad Intercom Development   'Have you got a keypad intercom yet?' Well yes we do! It only took 8 years. We designed the simple 1-button 4G intercom with a keypad expansion in mind. In fact we had a non-working mock up of the keypad unit around the same time we launched the 1-button version. In practice though it took quite a few changes to the basic design which we will examine here. Our chosen keypad features a die-cast metal enclosure designed to be mounted with screws through the front panel. Having screws appear on the front panel looks a bit...

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2021 Products

Posted by Michael Beaver on

Summary   New 4G keypad and 2-button intercoms available May 2021 2G Dial-to-Open includes free service until 2026 (no paying for SIM cards!) 4G intercoms available with trade discount All 2G products discontinued in 2021 4G diallers and gate openers only available at retail price in 2021 due to limited supply     There is a global shortage of silicon chips and this is mainly affecting the high end chips such as the 4G chipsets we use in our new 4G products.   We have very limited availability of 4G modems so we’re prioritising our 4G intercom systems over the...

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