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Essex Electronics

Year Established: 1977


Essex Electronics - HQ
1130 Mark Avenue
Carpinteria, CA 93013
United States
Phone: +1 800 539-5377
Fax: +1 805 684-0232

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Company Overview

Superior quality access control products for the security industry; researched, developed and manufactured for over 40 years. Heavy-duty, vandal-resistant Keypads, Card Readers, touch and touchless Access Switches and Keyless Entry Systems are a principal choice of security professionals worldwide.

As a leader in touchless devices, a product family of solutions helps organizations worldwide maintain safe, secure and convenient onsite workspaces. Touchless switches and readers provide enhanced security and reduce contamination risk while meeting elevated hygienic expectations in a hands-free environment.

Designed and manufactured in the USA, these advanced technologies are unsurpassed in their ability to tolerate any environment.

Founded in 1977 in Carpinteria, California with an impressive history of innovative firsts, having developed the original Keyless Entry Keypad® system for the Ford Motor Company. After the tragic events of 9/11, Essex was appointed to manufacture the keypad for cockpit door locking control systems utilizing our Piezoelectric switch technology. Over 8,000 keypads have been built and installed on commercial aircraft fleets around the world.

In addition to in-house rapid product development and manufacturing capabilities, exceptional client and technical support services are provided. See how you can secure access points with Essex products at:

Product Areas

Door Access Switches

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Heavy Duty, illuminated, Piezoelectric Touch switches and Hands Free No Touch switches designed to operate in various high use, harsh and vandal prone environments.

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Elevator Keyless Entry

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Keyless Entry Access Control for elevator applications up to 6 floors. These innovative systems are used to control access by requiring the user to enter an access code at a keypad (or present a proximity card) before a call can be registered.
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Home/Business Keyless Entry

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Providing cost-effective, self-contained access control with features suitable for most single-door requirements. As a self-contained system, all electronics are contained inside the keypad. Easy to install and operate, all programming is performed through the Keypad. Suitable for hospitals, office buildings, schools, multi-unit residential and commercial applications.
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Keypad/ Card Readers

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Virtually Indestructible Piezoelectric Keypads, RFID Card Readers, and Combination Readers (Keypad plus Proximity/iCLASS®) designed to tie into an OEM Access Control Panel or industrial process control equipment. Industry Standard Outputs including 26 Bit Wiegand, 8 Bit Word, Serial ASCII, and RS-485.
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Vehicle Keyless Entry

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Keyless Entry Access Control for cars, trucks, vans, recreational vehicles, limousines, and heavy-duty off-road equipment.
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Stainless steel illuminated shroud and back box for 3×4 keypads, readers, and door access switches.
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