Professional Grade Access
For over 35 years, Essex Electronics, Inc. has researched, developed and
manufactured superior quality access control products for the security
industry. Founded in 1977 in Carpinteria California,
Essex was initially a joint venture with Essex
International, a producer to the OEM automotive industry. Later Essex
became a part of United Technologies Corporation until it’s acquisition
in 1982, by the current ownership. One of the first products developed
by Essex was the original Keypad
Keyless Entry® system for Ford Motor Company.
heavy duty, vandal resistant Keypads, Card Readers, Door Access Switches
and Keyless Entry Access Control Systems have become the choice of
security professionals worldwide.
mechanical, membrane or conductive rubber keypads,
keypads and touch switches feature an advanced piezoelectric switching
technology with no moving parts.
Tested more than a
Billion cycles, Essex switches are built to last,
unsurpassed in their ability to tolerate any environment.
IP66 rated and designed
to operate in even the most
extreme climate conditions and vandal prone areas.
Post 9/11, Essex Electronics was appointed to manufacture the Keypad
component of an FAA/JAA certified cockpit door locking control system.
Utilizing Essex Piezoelectric Switch Technology, over 8,000 keypads have
been manufactured and installed on commercial aircraft fleets around the
Essex has developed a complete line of access control readers, Keyless
Entry systems, touch and no touch switches and accessories.
Rugged Access Control Readers Essex
KTP Series Keypads, RoxProx™ Series 125kHz Proximity Card Readers
and new iRox™ 13.56MHz Smart Card Readers are
Industry Standard Readers
designed to interface with most OEM access control panels. Essex
and new T-Prox™
combination Keypad/Card readers are designed for airports and other
areas requiring a dual method of identification for a higher level
Door Access Switches Essex PEB
Series and Hand-E-Tap® Programmable ADA Compliant Access
Switches are rugged piezoelectric touch switches designed to operate
in various high use, harsh and vandal prone environments. The new
Hand-E-Wave™ hands free Stainless Steel Switch utilizes advanced
microwave technology. Ideal for use in sterile environments such as
hospitals, clean rooms and food processing plants, Hand-E-Wave is
designed to help reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria.
From smaller residential to larger commercial applications, Essex
offers a complete line of keypad, card and combination access
control systems. The SKE Series are self contained keypad
programmable systems suitable for basic single door access control
requirements. The Keyless IP Series is an advanced IP based
networked access control system.
Essex has implemented a quick turn customization program which
includes laser marking of company logos on various products.
In addition to fully integrated in house electronics manufacturing and
rapid product development capabilities, Essex provides exceptional
customer service and technical support. Essex has established a
worldwide reputation for innovative, superior quality, Professional
Grade access control products proudly designed and manufactured in the