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Access Control / Intercom Installations

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Lara can design and install a wide range of Access Control and Intercom Systems to suit all requirements for all developments; houses, apartments and commercial units.

Lara can design and install a wide range of systems from basic single channel door intercom systems to complex security-restricted requirements. Lara can design, supply and install all varieties of Door Entry Systems in an efficient and cost-effective manner, ensuring that all current European Standards are adhered to (E.N. 50133-1 and E.N.50133-7 NSAI).

Door entry access control

Ingress & Egress

Lara can provide a range of products and systems to assist with security when entering (Ingress) and leaving (Egress) a property or business. These include Swipe Cards, Door Release Systems and Keypad Systems.


  • Intercom (PIN) – Code entered on keypad
  • Keypad (PIN) – Code operated
  • Keypad (Proximity) – FOB operated
  • Keypad (PIN and Proximity Combi)
  • Bio-metrics (i.e. Finger Print reader)

Egress Options

  • Request to Exit (R.T.E) Switch – Press release button
  • Proximity Release Switch – Hand in close proximity to release

Intercom – Video/Audio

Lara can design, supply and install audio and video door intercom systems to allow for the identification of a visitor to your development from the front door or gate. The intercom will allow visual or auditory monitoring of a visitor, whereby you will have two-way communication in order to determine whether you wish to allow access to the visitor

Door lock options

Magnetic Locks and Abloy locks are two different types of locks with distinct mechanisms and characteristics. Here is a breakdown of the key differences between them:

Magnetic Lock

Magnetic locks, also known as electromagnetic locks or maglocks, use an electromagnet to secure the door. When power is applied, the electromagnet attracts and holds a metal plate, called an armature plate, which is mounted on the door frame, thereby locking the door. The lock releases when power is cut off.

Magnetic locks provide a good level of security against physical attacks, as they are inherently resistant to picking and bumping. However, their security primarily relies on the strength of the electromagnet and the durability of the armature plate.

Magnetic locks require a continuous power supply to remain locked. They typically rely on an external power source, such as an electrical outlet or a backup battery system. Magnetic locks are commonly used in commercial and industrial settings, including office buildings, schools, and secure facilities where access control is required. They are often integrated with electronic access control systems.

Abloy Locks

Abloy locks use a rotating disc mechanism called the ‘disc-detainer’ system. The lock consists of rotating discs, which need to align at specific positions for the lock to open. The key has grooves that interact with these rotating discs, allowing them to rotate and align, thus unlocking the lock.

Abloy locks are widely regarded for their high-security features. The rotating disc mechanism used in Abloy locks offers exceptional resistance to picking, drilling, and other forms of manipulation. The complex key design and the precise alignment required to operate the lock make it extremely difficult to duplicate or bypass.

Abloy locks are mechanical locks and do not require any external power supply. They operate solely based on the interaction between the key and the rotating discs, making them independent of electricity or batteries.

Abloy locks, particularly the high-security models, are frequently employed in critical infrastructure, government buildings, and areas where maximum security is paramount. They are favoured for applications that demand a high level of physical security and resistance against sophisticated attacks.

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Contact info

Address:Lara Alarms Unit D4, Centrepoint Business Park, Oak Drive, Dublin 12, Ireland
Phone:+353 1 465 9090