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Access Control Systems

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Vortex specializes in commercial door installation and repair, as well as access control devices for your building. Call us today to discuss solutions to meet your needs.

Vortex Doors access control systems are a reliable, convenient, and cost-effective solution that protects your property without impeding your staff or business. Whether you need to secure a few doors within an office or a large, multi-building complex, our team can provide the hardware and software necessary to safeguard your building and assets.

With over 85 years of experience installing, repairing, and servicing commercial doors, Vortex creates customized access solutions. We specialize in traditional access control systems, IP-based systems, and cloud-based systems ‒ for stronger protection, flexibility and control.

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Finding the Right Access Control System

As technology has evolved, new systems have emerged, offering businesses greater visibility and control over their buildings. However, many companies find traditional tools still provide the best solution at a lower cost, which is why Vortex offers a wide range of hardware, in order to find the system that best matches your needs. We can assist with:

  • Remote Transmitters for Doors and Gates
  • Magnetic Locks
  • Keypad Controls
  • Proximity Readers
  • Card Readers
  • Key Fobs
  • Automatic Timed Locking
  • Telephone Entry Systems
  • Gate Boxes and Loop Detectors
  • Audio/Video Intercom Systems
  • Biometrics
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Traditional Access Control Systems

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Keypads are the simplest and most traditional access control system. Still widely used in retail, commercial, and industrial spaces, they require users to input a code to unlock the door. Though keypads can be installed as part of a complex, interconnected system, they are generally standalone units ‒ controlling access to a single door without the use of a key, fob, or access card.

Advanced engineering and design allows them to work with almost any entry point technology, such as magnetic locks, electric strikes, and automatic gates. Vortex offers a broad selection of keypad devices, including:

  • Stand Alone Keypads: Stand alone units have a built in touchlock system that requires each user to type in an assigned Pin code. Additionally, to stand alone keypads, Vortex offers a unique addition to this type of system, utilizing new technology. Master Lock’s Bluetooth device can provide cell phone access to any existing stand-alone system with an audit trail.
  • Integrated Digital Keypads:Operate with unique codes assigned to users and linked to a centralized access control system that monitors and tracks movement in and out of your building.
  • Outdoor Digital Keypads: Whether stand alone or integrated, outdoor keypads are durable and protected, capable of operating reliably for years in harsh weather.
  • Dormakaba Push Button Locks: Not reliant on batteries or electricity, these are mechanical, push button devices. A keyless solution that can be easily incorporated in order to control access to sensitive areas.

IP-Based Access Control Systems

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IP-based access systems operate via a LAN/WAN connection. They also let you grant electronic access to specific users utilizing a backend database. In addition, they are typically easy to expand upon, capable of building a network of more than 50 doors without the need for rewiring.

The majority of IP systems rely on key fobs or access cards, proximity devices that emit a low radio frequency, which communicates with the access control system to unlock and monitor entry/exit.

Advantages of IP-Based Access Control Systems:

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Easily Expandable
Installing an IP-based system allows you to quickly implement and expand your security, creating a grid that lets you control access through your current communication lines.
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Efficient Management
Embedded software lets you manage users and monitor their behavior in real-time with a web browser or PC.
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Flexible Scheduling
IP-based systems incorporate multiple credential modes, offering you a variety of access options. You can utilize a card only system, a PIN only system, or a combination of the two.
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Multiple Credentials
These systems have multiple credential modes making it flexible for a variety of access options. You can utilize a card only system, a PIN only system, or a combination of the two.

Cloud-Based Access Systems

Cloud-based systems not only allow you to manage access to your building from a desktop or mobile device. They also allow users to unlock and activate doors with their smartphones, rather than rely on a keycard or fob. Introducing cloud-based software into your security system reduces your costs and operational burden, while also letting you manage your building remotely, which includes:

  • Adding New Users
  • Expanding Access
  • Restricting Access
  • Revoking Access
  • Locking Down Your Property
  • Tracking User Behavior
  • Exporting Access Logs
  • Verifying System Operation
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A strong choice for small, large, single, and multi-site facilities, cloud-based systems are easy to use and scale. For businesses that require different levels of access both between and within buildings, a cloud-based system provides a comprehensive view of all exit/entry activity, as well as a clear summary of the permissions granted to all employees. It provides you with total control over who enters your building and how events are tracked, accessible anytime from your smartphone.

Whether a traditional, IP-based, or cloud-based access control system is the right solution, Vortex Doors can help. Contact our team today to schedule an appointment or give us a call so we can assess your needs. At Vortex, we pride ourselves on excellent service and providing the best solution for you and your business.

Turnkey Solutions

New Installations

First-time installations of new efficient Cloud-based or IP-based Access Control Systems Integrated w/ All Types of Doors, Gates, Barriers Arms, Turn-styles and more.


Comprehensive Repair Services of Access Control Systems which have been Integrated with All Types of Doors, Gates, Barriers Arms, Turn-styles and more.

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Upgrade or Replacement of Access Control Systems as a Result of Proprietary / Outdated / Discontinued Systems &/or Out-of-Business Providers.


Diagnosis of Malfunctions and Operational Errors of Access Control Systems & which have been Integrated with All Types of Doors, Gates, Barriers Arms, Turn-styles and more.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

Danny was very nice, knowledgeable, and fast.
Anthony did a marvelous job, very friendly and so efficient.
I.R. P.
VORTEX has been servicing my business doors (BIRITE QUALITY PHARMACY, LA HABRA) for many years. Great job. However the technician DANIEL who came 2 days ago, was out standing. Very polite & professional. I thought it was door-jam but he looked at everything like Sherlock and told me it was a piece of plastic. Very honest and professional. VORTEX techs always come on time. Great job DANIEL and thanks for it
Donald R.
We were well taken care of by Ramon Rodriguez, we had a break-in at 12:30 AM called Vortex at 1:30 AM Ramon called me by 2:30 AM and my business is secure by 4:45 AM. Ramon is friendly and great at what he does! I'll be a Vortex Dallas customer for life! Follow that up with glass install by Lloyd, I'm happy this afternoon too! Great team at Vortex Dallas.
Jerry M.
Ryan from Vortex did an amazing job getting the roll up door operational and was very professional
Bonnie T.
Brandon and Ryan got here in ten minutes! Got my door fixed quick
Justin C.
That was provided excellent service and finally got the door fix that we've been having issues with for years
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John was quick and responded within minutes!

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