Comprehensive Guide to Access Control Configuration
Depends on the type of equipment needed for configuration and installation on each door. Different doors require different locking hardware release configuraitons. Our team typically charges $2,000.00 to $2,500.00 per door upfront for standard equipment, configuration and installation of access control. Avenger Security provides full service cloud application managed access control solutions in Austin.
Typical access control system installation includes Door Controller, AC/DC Power Supply ,Transformer, Back Up Battery, Reader, REX & Door Sensor.
Management can control and manage the access control system with application, or by using a remote or local computer, using a desktop browser via url , management and adminnistrators can create groups, users and schedules for each door. Each group will be assigned a schedule and available doors. Each user will be assigned to a specific group. Door control at option can be set to: unlock on custom schedule/s like business hours. All history about what user/s entered what doors is archived in event log of application.
Our security team recommends at least one door on the facility be a dual credential reader. This will allow access to your facility with a card or a 8 digit code on pin pad reader. Would use a stainless steel weather proof epoxy coated dual credential reader on outside, allowing people from getting locked out if they loose or forget card credentials. The dual credential readers make access control configuration less problematic.
Installing a dual credential readers at door will allow user to present either a RF token and/or up to 8 digit code. The door controller can be programmed to require the card, code or both. Government and Government contractors are typically required to install dual credential readers on sensitive facilities. Recommend owners & directors be issued 6 to 8 digit codes. Any additional users should be required to use both token and code.
Outside Vandal Proof Dual Credential Reader/s - Recommend if you are only installing one door on facility with access control, will recommend a dual credential reader. This will allow you to enter up Pin Code ( Up to 8 digits) or present a RF token. This will allow admin to configure Card & Pin Code required, just card or just pin code.
Different ways to configure electric locks to commercial doors.
The Electric Motorized Crash Bar is typically configured for commercial aluminum entry doors that have existing crash bars. Motors can be ordered to fit into most crash bar model/s. Installing motors in crash bars will require a door chord.
Electric Rim Strike, if the door has a crash bar. A Rim Strike would mount on the frame of the door. No cutting of the door is typically required for electric rim strike installation. This is typically the easiest and quickest way to configure a electric lock on a door with existing crash bar. Generally not used on commercial aluminum entry doors with crash bars. Recommended to be used on steel & wood frame commercial style doors with crash or push bars.
Electric Strike is cut into the frame of the door and will be recommend if the door has dead bolt or dead latch. Will require interior push paddle or crash bar to release lock. Typically only found on aluminum commercial style doors. Our team will use a jig and router to precisely cut electric strike into door. Best to line frame of door with painters tape use Jig, High Speed Router with aluminum bit and cutting paste,
Electric Handles are used if the door can be cored out from the hinge. Installation method is known as “Coring The Door”. Our team has specialty installation tools to assist in doing the drilling. Helps to have 2 people. One person to drill and one to watch the surface of the door. Method require to drill thru the middle of the wood door with long bit. Requires the replacement of the doors center hinge with a wired door hinge. Typically replace the middle door hinge and drill thru the center of the door with a 14" by 36" drill bit.
Electric Commercial Mortise and/or Lock Body. Commercial facilities that have existing mortise locks should be replaced with electric style lock replacements. Electric lock body or mortise lock replacement/s are available for Adams, Falcon, Sargent, Corbin, Russwin, Arrow, Yale, Almet, Best,,, Electric Solenoids Kits are also available for some model mortise style/model locks. Electric lock is wired to the door with a Door Chord or replacing standard door hinge with wired door hinge.
Highly recommend to avoid using magnetic locks for access control configuration. If you are using electric locks, The local AHJ "Authorities Having Jurisdiction" requires as a default to release magnetics on main power failure and upon fire alarm. If someone wants to leave facility, nothing should stop them from doing so. Also will be required to install REX and Release Button. REX and Release Button should be directly connected to the lock. This also will leave doors of facility unlocked during power failure. AHJ will prohibited battery back up on magnetic locks configurations. Several problems exist with use of magnetic locks and egress violations. AHJ requires EXIT Release Button readily available. Always best to avoid using magnetic locks in access control configurations.
The REX is also known as a Request to Exit. The REX is used to track forced entry. The REX can also be programmed to release the lock. When people leave facility at door, the REX lets the door control know. As long as the REX is sending in activity before the door is opened, all is good. If the door is opened and the REX did not send signal, the door control will log this a forced entry and send notification to admin dispatch emergency services if requested. The REX can be adjusted for pattern and trigger times to release lock directly. This also requires a “Door Sensor” to be wired and installed to controller.
Hope this information makes sense.