Build it with AES Globals - Modular according to your wishes
Build it the way you want!
Are you looking for a comprehensive door opening system without having to pay for features you don't want? Well now you can!
When it comes to door opening systems and access control, we have built an incredible reputation for reliable, high quality intercom systems. With this incredibly diverse modular system, you can now take advantage of all the options available and select only the components that you need for your application.
Understand the basics
If you're lucky enough to have used or installed an AES system before, you are already familiar with the build quality and ease of installation. For those who don't, let's take a look at the design, build, and general features before going into detail on the components available.
These systems are made of high quality powder-coated aluminum and are obviously not only durable in warm, dry conditions. We recognize that our climate can be quite unforgiving with externally installed electrical systems. That's why they used materials and design concepts, all of which are designed to withstand the harsh weather.
These systems use the GSM network. This means that a SIM card is required to call any phone number over the cellular network, whether it's your landline, cell phone, office, or even a temporary number on your hotel suite when you're on vacation are. This technology removes many of the limitations normally encountered with radio-based wireless intercom systems, which tend to be very restrictive. Of course, there is a cost to using the cellular network, but since many SIM packages are only offered for calls from different cellular providers, this is far less of a problem now than it used to be.
Of course, these systems can do more than just the communication side; From the list of modules it can be seen that these systems also serve as a full access control system with keyboard and card reader options as well as info windows etc.
Selection of your housing panel
There are numerous chassis panel designs available, ranging from a single module chassis to a 6 module chassis for more complex systems.
The housing designs range from 1 x 2 (two modules), 1 x 3 (three modules), 2 x 2 (four modules) and the largest in the range which is 2 x 3 (six modules). And while there are far more modules to choose from, it is unlikely that a system would require more than six of the options available. Call us in these rare cases and we can support you with the project.
In order to correctly select the housing you want, you first need to know which modules you want / need. A full list and the specified dependencies on specific modules (for example, one must be used with another) are provided below.
Panel size - One module 117 mm wide and 62 mm high - Two modules 117 mm wide 304 mm - Three modules 117 mm wide 441 mm high - Four modules 214 mm wide 304 mm wide - Six modules 214 mm wide 441 mm high
Selection of your modules
There are thirteen different module options to choose from. and the number of modules required determines the size of the housing panel required. There are also some module dependencies to be aware of. These dependencies are shown in bold below for simplicity.
The loudspeaker module is required for communication between the door and the user. It contains the speaker and microphone used for communication. In addition, the loudspeaker module also contains the main board for GSM communication. It is therefore a minimum requirement for systems of any size.
It is important to note that the loudspeaker panel must be combined with a keypad in order for visitors to place a call. If you only need one button, consider the speaker module with the button below.
Loudspeaker module with button
This model shares the same technology as the speaker module described above and has a built-in call button to maximize button capacity or minimize the cost of single-use systems that require only one button.
Although there are no specific dependencies or requirements for this panel, every system must have either this module or the standard speaker module mentioned above in order to be able to work over the GSM network.
The button modules are available in 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 button versions and have illuminated call buttons with backlit name fields that allow you to quickly and easily enter the name or flat number and identify the correct call button for each resident. You are not limited to one button module, but can stack several modules, which would theoretically enable a system with up to 26 buttons on the 6-module panels (with the first module a loudspeaker module with 1 button).
There are no specific dependencies for the button modules other than that a speaker module must be installed in the system. This is essential for the functioning of the entire system, so that it is not just a question of a dependency on these modules.
With this module you can integrate functions of the MultiCom Lite system. It's a simple but effective lighted control panel that allows you to insert a personalized information card to help visitors use the keypad to call the correct inmate, or a simple list of inmates and their apartment numbers. The template available for download can list around 30 names.
This is typically used on systems that exceed the maximum capacity of call buttons so you can either list the occupants and their apartment number so visitors can press the number (s) on the keypad and then press the call button to reach the right person . Alternatively, it can be used more simply, with many installers simply saying "Please enter the apartment number followed by the hash key (#)".
In order to be able to use these info modules as intended, you must also integrate a keyboard into your system. In some cases, however, you can only use this control panel as information. In this case there are no dependencies.
With the directory module you can create your system with the advantages of the Multicom Classic input system. It contains a backlit digital LCD screen that contains a scrollable list of all programmed occupants in the system.
The default screen contains instructions for the visitor to use the two buttons to scroll up and down the list. Once the correct name is found, he can press the call button on the keypad and the system will dial that person's registered phone number (s).
Because of this necessary interaction between this module and the keyboard, a keyboard module is required in order to be able to use this module.
The keyboard module has several roles within the modular system, depending on which other modules you are using. In the main function, users can use the keypad to enter their programmed PIN code to trigger the relay that is used to unlock the door. Up to 200 of these user PIN codes can be stored on the keypad, which allows for considerable use.
In addition to these standard codes, the keyboard module can offer 20 temporary codes and 30 temporary guest codes.
The temporary guest codes work as the name suggests. When you program them, you set an expiration time and date. After this time, the code will no longer work.
The time-limited codes work with an internal 24/7 timer, which is great for non-residents who need regular access at certain times. For example, a postman needs access from Monday to Saturday between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. With limited time codes, you can do just that.
A keyboard module is of course also a dependency on some other modules. In combination with the info window or the directory module, this keyboard also serves as an input for calls made via the instructions in the info window or the digital directory list.
Prox reader module
If you want to offer card or key fob access, the proximity reader module opens up this possibility for your access system. Up to 200 user cards or tags can be stored in this reader. Also, 20 time-limited cards or tags can be used, so you can, for example, give the postman a card that can be programmed to only work between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. or during shift employees who should only have access at certain times .
As standard, 3 access cards are supplied with the Prox Reader module to help you get started.
Keyboard and Prox module
This module combines the functionality of the keyboard module and the above-mentioned proxy reader module. So, if you want to have both options on your system, in most cases this is the right way to save space and money by combining the two technologies in a single module. In some cases you may want to specifically want the two separate modules, but in most cases this is a more effective way of offering both.
In most cases these are not required. However, in some cases you may have too many module slots for your needs, but you cannot downsize the chassis.
This may be because you need a 5 module system and therefore need to choose the 6 module housing, or because the large 3 module system doesn't suit your taste and you would rather scale to the more square 4 - Modular unit for aesthetic reasons. In these cases, you can finish the system nicely with a blanking panel without having to spend money on unwanted technology to fill the space.
Do you need help?
At AES Global, we pride ourselves on offering this old-fashioned personal approach. We would be happy to discuss your project with you and help you where we can. If you need help completing your build or understand what else you will need to get the result you want, Simply contact us! We're here to help.