Glossary

Before we get into it, we’ve included a brief glossary below, as we’ll be using these terms throughout the post, so it would be beneficial if you knew what they all meant.

Simply hover over one of the words below to find out the definition…

RF (Reader/Controller)

Token/Key Fob

Virtual/Remote

Standalone

Now you understand the type of language that is used in this post, we can get into it…

At a Glance

Mifare Plus 128 Bit AES Encryption

Remote Management Capability

2 Different Ways of Programming

No Network Between Controllers

Cost Saving & Sustainable Management

Details

Easy Door was designed to manage only a small number of controlled doors and gates. As a result, it is a very simple system to program and maintain, consisting of only…

That’s it. It’s called ‘Easy’ Door for a reason.

If you would like to know more about Easy Door compatible controllers, readers and tokens, we cover this at the bottom of this post.

There are 2 different types of controllers, Proximity ONLY and RF. If you’re not sure what RF means, refresh your memory by visiting our glossary above.

We delve into the 2 types of controller below…

The Easy Door Proximity Only Controller supports proximity only tokens. This means that a resident will have to present their token to a reader (either on a door or gate) to gain access.

The proximity only controller is ideal for external doors, however, anything that requires remote access, then you’ll need the RF controller.

The Easy Door RF Controller uses dual technology. It combines both proximity and RF technology, and supports Urmet RF tokens.

RF tokens have remote capability. This is best explained in an example. If the resident is in a vehicle, waiting to open the gate, they can simply press a button on the RF token from within their car to open the gate. 

Also, inside each RF token is proximity capability, which means that the resident can still present their RF token to a reader (either on a door or gate) to gain access.

How is it Managed?

It is, of course, possible to install more than one controller on a single site, however there is no need to network the controllers together.

You can also install both types of controllers on the same site too, so for example one RF controller can be controlling the vehicle gate, whilst one proximity controller can be controlling the external door – Easy Door is very flexible.

The readers connect to the controller using Cat5e cabling, this means that Easy Door readers work on existing building cabling! Making Easy Door the ideal system for refurbishment developments.

Easy Door can be programmed in the following 2 ways…

Standalone Mode

Programmed on site.

Up To 1500 Users

Remote/Virtual Mode

Programmed off site (e.g. your office).

Up To 2000 Users

Programming Easy Door on site in Standalone mode is ideal if you only have a few users, and therefore only a few tokens.

To begin programming, you must first set up a master key (for information on how to do this, please click here). Once the master key has been set up, swipe it onto the controller to enter programming mode.

From here, you then simply program the tokens directly into the controller – this is possible as the controller uses ‘Read Write’ technology. This also means that there is no additional equipment required to program your tokens.

Once all of the tokens have been programmed into the controller, simply swipe the master key again to exit programming mode – then, the system has been programmed. Yes, it’s that quick & simple.

NOTE: Whilst you can add and delete tokens in standalone mode, there is no admin log, so for a more complete management solution we recommend programming in remote/virtual mode.

Programming Easy Door off site in remote/virtual mode is ideal for medium size developments, as remote management provides the capability to manage 50 doors and up to 2000 keys per site, whilst also providing the capability to record up to 20,000 events on the web software!

To get started you’ll need to set up an account on the Easy Door website, and use the wizard to set up your site. Then, simply begin adding tokens using the Easy Door USB Reader (provided to you, plugs into your PC).

Once all of the tokens have been programmed, you can issue the tokens to the residents. Then, the first time the resident presents the valid token to the reader, the controller is auto-updated.

It’s important to remember, when programming or issuing new tokens in remote mode on the Easy Door website, the controller is NOT automatically updated. This is because all the updated information is stored directly on the new token, and when this token is first presented to the controller, the controller is then updated with the new information.

It’s that simple because Easy Door utilises ‘Read Write’ technology, which makes it ideal for future management. For example…

  1. A resident loses their token
  2. The administrator simply adds a new token remotely on the Easy Door site
  3. The administrator posts off the new token
  4. When the new token is presented to the reader, the controller adds the new token and deletes the lost token from the database.

It’s that simple.

To find out more about how Easy Door can be remotely programmed and managed, click here.

Why is the Urmet Solution the Best?

Easy Door is a flexible, easy to manage Access Control system that complements existing Urmet Access Control systems such as IPassan by perfectly ‘filling the gap’ for remotely managed Access Control systems in small and medium size developments.

Take a look at some of the reasons why the Urmet Easy Door Access control solution is the best solution for small-medium size developments…

Programming & Management

You can choose between programming and managing Easy Door…

  1. On site, 
  2. Off site (e.g. in your office)

Easy Door is flexible when both programming and managing the system, so you can choose the method that best suits you.

Quick Installation

There are 2 ways Easy Door facilitates a quick, and simple installation, these are…

  1. When programming Easy Door, it uses ‘Read Write’ technology between the controller and the token.
  2. If you’re using multiple readers on site, there is no need to network the controllers together.

These features combined means that installing Easy Door could not be simpler.

Remote Management

Managing your Easy Door system remotely allows you to…

  1. Manage more users and doors per site
  2. Access event reports on up to 20,000 events that can be easily extracted via Microsoft Excel
  3. Issue new tokens from the comfort of your own office or home

Not to mention that when managing Easy Door remotely, you can access the system 24/7, all you need is an internet connection!

Cost Reduction

Installing Easy Door saves you money in 3 different ways…

  1. Easy Door does not require any training to install, so no time or money needs to be spent learning the system pre-installation
  2. Simple installation & remote management means that time on site is significantly reduced
  3. Only a few parts are needed for a complete Easy Door system, keeping the cost of materials low

What’s the Best Application?

Easy Door is the perfect system for small-medium size developments; for large scale applications, you’d want to use our IP Access Control system IPassan.

Easy Door is perfect for the following applications…

Multi-Dwelling Residential

New Build Installations

Single Block Residential

Multi-Block Residential

Retrofit Systems

Our Standalone Access Control system ‘Easy Door’ has recently been used on a project in Bristol called ‘Redland Court’. You can find out more about this project by clicking the image below…

How can I find out more?

If you would like to find out more about our Standalone Access Control system Easy Door, then you can do so by visiting the dedicated Easy Door system page by clicking the button below.

Visit the Easy Door System Page

Now, we know a lot of different products were mentioned in this post, so if you would like to find out more about a specific Easy Door product (controllers, readers or tokens), then you can do so by clicking any of the images below…

Alternatively, if you have a project specific enquiry, or would just like to chat to the Urmet Team about how Easy Door can fit into your project, then you can start a conversation with us by clicking the button below!

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Frequently Asked Questions

No.

Only one token is needed per resident. If a token is lost, it can be quickly reprogrammed remotely (if using the Easy Door cloud), and then sent to the resident in the post.