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Product Comparison: Stand-Alone Keypad Access Control Systems

Updated on May 18, 2009

There are many stand alone keypad entry access control systems on the market today. Following is a product camparison between three such systems:

  • Securitron DK-26
  • Alarm Lock DK3000
  • IEI 212ILM

Securitron DK26SS Keypad.
Securitron DK26SS Keypad.

Securitron DK-26

The Securitron DK-26 stand alone keypad access control system offers a robust exterior grade weatherproof keypad in a narrow surface mount housing suitable for installation on an aluminum or hollow metal door frame. Since the controller is separate from the keypad, attacking the keypad will not gain entry to the door.

The DK-26 offers:

  • Cast stainless steel housing, vandal resistant
  • 59 users standard, expandable to 119 users
  • DPDT relay
  • Doorbell button
  • Available in Stainless Steel or Black

The DK-26 is programmable at the keypad.

As of May 2009 the DK-26SS keypad system MSRP $375

Power supply sold separately.

Alarm Lock PDK3000
Alarm Lock PDK3000

Alarm Lock DK3000 and PDK3000

The Alarm Lock DK3000 and PDK3000 stand alone keypad access control systems also offer a robust exterior grade weatherproof keypad. These units are sized to mount on a single gang electrical box, but can be surface mounted. The DK3000 is a keypad-only system whereas the PDK3000 offers entry by keypad or proximity credential. And in addition to being programmable from the keypad, these units are also programmable using Alarm Lock's access control software which offers time zone and audit trail capability.


  • 2000 user codes, master, manager, and user level groups
  • Optional audit trail and time zone capabilities
  • 2 SPDT relays 10 amp capacity
  • Time egress input with adjustable time delay
  • Available in Satin Chrome, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Metallic Silver and Metallic Dark Bronze

Base price MSRP for DK3000 in Metallic Silver as of May 2009: $540

Power supply sold separately.

IEI 212ILM Keypad.
IEI 212ILM Keypad.

International Electronics Inc (IEI) 212ILM

The IEI 212ILM offers backlit keys for ease of use in darkness. Encapsulated electronics assure superior water and weather resistance. Small footprint allows easy surface mount installation on an aluminum or hollow metal frame or other surface.


  • 120 users
  • SPDT 5 amp relay
  • 0-99 second timed relay activation
  • Request to exit input
  • Bell button
  • Available in silver or brown

MSRP for IEI 212ILM as of May 2009: $369.15


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    • Tom Rubenoff profile image

      Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States

      I'll take some measurements and see what we can do.

    • Candie V profile image

      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Now if they made them to fit over my ... uh, never mind... sheesh.. Great hub, you guys and your gadgets!