Kantech debuts Telephone Entry System

Solution combines with EntraPass security software for a highly scalable telephone entry product


Lexington, MA - November 20, 2009 - Kantech, a Tyco International company, today introduced the Telephone Entry System. The integrated telephone entry intercom and access control panel is designed for many applications including multi-tenant apartment buildings and commercial offices. For small sites such as professional offices, the Telephone Entry System comes complete with a simplified version of the EntraPass software for system configuration and firmware upgrades, as well as live transaction monitoring, tenant list modification, and system back up. At larger commercial installations, the Telephone Entry System integrates smoothly with Kantech's EntraPass security software and suite of door controllers for a complete access control solution.

Matt Tesdell, Vice President of Tesdell Electric, implemented two Telephone Entry Systems for a customer in a multi-tenant building, both commercial and residential, in West Des Moines, IA. The Telephone Entry System was installed at two main entrances at opposite sides of the property. Each Telephone Entry System is integrated with Kantech's EntraPass Global Edition software that runs approximately 80 doors in various other buildings on the site.

"The integration was really easy to setup in EntraPass which helped our customer get up and running quickly", said Tesdell. "Having the option to use secure Ethernet as the communication method provided huge cost savings as we were able to utilize the structured cabling that was already in place. And, the black and stainless finish along with its backlit display was an added bonus complementing this upscale building."

"It also raises the bar in terms of technology", said Jean Rho of Technilogic in Montreal, Canada whose company implemented the Telephone Entry System four months ago. "Being able to integrate with EntraPass software was a real bonus for us as we needed a system that provided telephone access at the front door and entry into various other doors on the property. The solid stainless steel housing was of equal importance since this unit was installed on the exterior of our building and is needed to withstand the extreme Canadian winters."

The system is housed in a stylish, weather- and vandal-resistant housing built to withstand both the harshest of environmental conditions and unauthorized attempts to gain access to the system. The 4-line, 20-character LCD with high-contrast and backlighting is designed for easy viewing. Visitors can select a tenant from a 3,000 capacity list and tenants can then grant or deny access to their visitors by simply pushing a button on their land line or mobile phone.