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We are Commtel, proud of who we are & what we do.

Customer elation is our only goal and we seek to always exceed their expectations. We achieve that goal by adopting a team ethos where we all work together using our initiative and a solution based approach.

We will invest in our employees with training and self development programmes so that we all reach our full potential.

What We Do

Our vision is to continue to lead the market in door entry and access control solutions. We cater for domestic, commercial and public sector applications, making entry and exit systems ranging from a simple one button unit to completely bespoke systems which are managing multiple access points, for thousands of visitors . . . and everything in-between!

We pride ourselves on finding the perfect solution for each project. We'd love to see how we can help you!



Our Journey

We were challenged to find a cost effective solution for a small residential area that wanted to retro fit gates and with an intercom system.

In the 1980's, the only option was to dig up the roads and install a hardwired system, making the whole project too complex and expensive.

There was an opportunity to use the technology of the day to find a viable solution, by utilising the existing telephone network and linking it to an access control system. Costs were dramatically reduced and the first Telguard unit was born. With full BABT approval Commtel Limited was incorporated in 1992, selling the Telguard range of products.

Operating in an ever-changing environment, our Research & Development Department keeps us at the forefront of technology.

Our Progress

Leading the door entry market with our product range lasting up to 20 years in the field; british made PCB's, face plates and back boxes. Each unit has been designed for quick, simple installation and can be fully programmed and supported remotely from our UK offices. All backed by our industry leading 2 year warranty as standard.


BABT Approval

First to market with full BABT approval for our landline based intercom systems.


Surrey Business Awards

As a recognition of the ground breaking technology Commtel won the highly coveted Innovation Award for its Telguard product.

1997 - 2005

New Products

On going research and development led to a number of products being launched in response to market led demand.


GSM Based Solutions

Great leaps in technology meant that we were able to launch our GSM based range giving greater flexibility and fuss free installation. Still our most popular platform it continues to evolve.


Hy Can PCB's

Our fully self-programmable PCB was launched into the market, and what a storm it caused!


Telguard Telecom

Not all SIM cards are created equally! Telguard Telecom was launched, offering tailored telephony solutions to integrate seamlessly with your Commtel product.


Display Tags

Bespoke systems with re-programmable backlit LCD screens next to each button, so no need for engraving or windows!


Hub Dialler

Demand for full access control without the audio requirement led to the development of the Telguard Hub Dialler, a comprehensive and reliable GSM dialler solution.


ML Range

The famous Multi Layer range of products was launched, offering affordable and stylish GSM intercom solutions.



Developed with the installer in mind we created the Optimus range of entry-level GSM distribution products.


Command & Programming Apps

Enhancing installers and end users experiences.


We have been working with installers for over 25 years, supplying and supporting our Telguard entry systems. We will work with you to fully understand your client’s needs and recommend the product best suited to them. With unrivalled customer and programming support, we will be there with you every step of the way! To find out more please visit our Telguard site or contact our team on sales@telguard.co.uk.

UK Distributors

Our Optimus range of GSM entry systems have been specifically designed with the installers in mind, easy to install and easy to programme. If you are a UK based distributor looking for a market leading brand to add to your portfolio, please visit our Optimus site or contact our team on info@optimus-uk.com for more information.

International Distributors

We have a number of partners around the world but are always looking to increase our international presence, we are keen to work with companies that share our values. Please contact us on info@optimus-uk.com for more information.

Commtel Partners

Are you looking for something specific for your business? We have worked with a number of clients within the access and security arena to develop products for their own unique market place. Our Research & Development experts love a challenge and have designed and created a number of bespoke products for our OEM partners. Contact us to see if we can help your business too.

Product Support

We are incredibly proud of our products and want to make sure that our customers and their clients are too. Our products are sent out as complete kits, with everything you need to get started including SIM cards specifically designed for use with entry systems. Visit Telguard Telecom for further information.

Our Customer Service team are there to help get your unit programmed, commissioned and running smoothly, and we can offer a range of warranties covering everything from programming to parts and everything in-between. Ask one of our team for more information!

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EU CE Declaration of Conformity and Radio Directive | GB-RH10 9XN

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