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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

L C ★★★★★ Thanks Vortex for getting our lobby doors up and running so quickly! Michael was very professional. He explained what happened to our access control system and exactly how he fixed it. Highly recommend this company!Kelly N. ★★★★★ We've had an ongoing problem with our main entrance doors and the ability to program them with our access control system. Juan arrived this morning and was able to troubleshoot the problem and offered expert advice on how to fix the problem. Juan was courteous, friendly and professional. He also went above and beyond to locate the problem. We have used Vortex several times for our building and always had great service. Juan is awesome and deserving of a 5 star review!Alexis B. ★★★★★ Meredith, Dani and the team at Vortex have been the MOST responsive contractor I have ever worked with! We switched to Vortex almost 2-years ago for a million dollar homes community that I manage in the tech center after several contractors that would 'fit us in when they could' and provided less than sub-par service. Vortex has always been responsive, professional, courteous and still takes my calls when they are just as frustrated with the access system as I am. I continually recommend Vortex to friends and colleagues alike for their superior service, prompt response, professionalism and amazing communication! Thank you Meredith, Dani and the entire Vortex team.Robert W. ★★★★★ RJ and Mateo came out on a Friday and got the job done in one day. It made our business more accessible with a roll up door that works now. Thanks from RobLive Fit Gym SFVivian S. ★★★★★ Anthony and Joe came in to replaced the automated gate at the pharmacy and they did a great job - I was told it would be an 8 hour job but they got it done in 3.5 hours and put everything back where they found it (had to move a bunch of things to access the gate)Muey T. ★★★★★ With Danny Rupp's help, we were able to get our access doors operating. He is knowledgeable and resourceful. He is very professional and able to work around office traffic. Will definitely be using Vortex again.js_loader

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