Why You Should Continue Your Education In Access Control Power

Why You Should Continue Your Education In Access Control Power


When it comes to access control systems, the learning curve is steep and fast. Also, when it comes to wiring, many door security and safety professionals are not the ones running wires from the power supply to the electrified hardware and exit devices. After all, you did not install the power supply – you just supplied the material.

You may even rely on the power supply provided by an access control supplier. Yet, when there is a power issue, it usually occurs at the door – your door – with some sort of malfunction. So, who gets the call when the device doesn’t work? You do, of course.

Once you get the call about a malfunctioning device, who do you call? The manufacturer! As a manufacturer of electrified hardware and access control devices, what do you think we do in our decision tree of troubleshooting questions to solve your problem?

Invariably – unless there is an obvious problem with the device – we start with power questions. Why? Because we have learned and documented over many decades of technical support calls that 75 to 85 percent of access control operating problems and technical support calls are due to power issues, not the device.

The quality and reliability of electrified hardware brands in today’s industry is very high. And unless it was improperly installed or damaged during installation, the device is probably not the problem.

Avoiding costly callbacks and damage to your reputation is important to everyone. Maintaining fundamental knowledge of access control power is key. You’ll find there is always something new to learn, or a special tip to apply that will make all the difference on your door opening project. We’ve learned that with basic access control power skills, you can immediately address possible conflicts between what was designed versus what was installed, repaired or upgraded for most access control projects.

Industry associations like DHI, and manufacturers, have a wealth of information, tools and training to assist you un your electrified door control endeavors. Depending on your need and comfort level with access control power, visit the Education section of the DHI website (www.dhi.org), where you can learn more about courses such as:

COR133 – Electrified Architectural Hardware

EHC400 – Electrified Hardware Applications and Documentation

EHC433 – Advanced Electrified Architectural Hardware

CE1503 – Intermediate Electrified Access Control (a micro-learning course)

We Want to Hear from You! Have something on your mind that you want to share with Door Security + Safety readers? Email arickard@dhi.org, to author a future Closing Thoughts column.

October 2019 Door Security + Safety Magazine


2-Piece Keypad Combo – Factory Blowout

2-Piece Keypad Combo – Factory Blowout

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The SDC 921P and the 924P EntryCheck™ are indoor/outdoor stand-alone digital keypads with Prox Reader & Controller (2-piece configuration), designed to control access of a single entry point with up to 500 users.

• Weather Resistant • Heavy Cast Vandal Resistant Housing • Heavy Cast Metal Blue Backlit Keys • Keypad Programmable • 500 Users, Prox card and/or PIN Codes • 4 Outputs, 2 Relay and 2 Solid State Outputs Timed or Latching (On/Off) • Assign Entry to Relays 1 and/or 2 • LED Status: Access, Lockout • Tactile Keys with Selectable Audible Levels for Key Depression or Output Activation • Timed Anti-Passback, Anti-Tailgate • Keypad Tamper Lockout • Request-to-Exit/Enter Input • Choice of Door Sense/Relay Inhibit Input Functions; Forced Entry, Door Ajar, or Inhibit Relay 1 or 2, Auto Relock When Door Closes • Choice of 2 Solid State Outputs Functions; Alarm Shunt, Forced Entry, Door Ajar, Tamper Lockout or Keypad Active

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IP Pro Access Controllers Upgraded with 2 Ports!

IP Pro Access Controllers Upgraded with 2 Ports!

The newest upgrade to the IP Pro line of IP-based Single Door Access Controllers  is now available with two Ethernet Ports for interfacing with an additional IP device like a camera or additional door controller. They bring safe, secure, easy to implement door access control to the Network’s edge without the headaches of costlier, more complicated enterprise solutions.2 ports

The addition of a second Ethernet port allows the IT department to save a port when connecting an additional door at the server. Installers have the potential to eliminate a long cable run to connect an additional IP device. Now you can save even more time and costs than ever before.
IP Pro™ lets users install, configure and program one door or multi-door systems in minutes instead of hours – all with a single, flexible interface system that allows expansion from one Standalone door up to a 100-door “Grid”.

Every IP Pro™ Controller comes with secure, built-in software to manage up to 32 doors from any standard web browser to allow for real-time monitoring, user management and audit trail up to 5,000 events. Download FREE PLUS PC-Client Software to control up to 100 doors from a single PC.
Here’s a little more information about the IP Pro Line of Single Door Access Controllers:
IP Pro®

  • Single Door IP Controller expandable up to 32 doors
  • Two Ethernet Ports allow for interfacing with additional IP
    devices like cameras additional door controllers, etc.
  • Secure, built-in browser-based software, no software to install
  • Manage from any PC and standard web browser
  • Connects to existing network infrastructure
  • Compatible with standard Weigand readers

IP-Pro2IP Pro® PLUS – our FREE PLUS PC-Client software to control up to 100 doors from a single PC. IP ProTM PLUS is a role-based access control software suite with different interface modules.

  • PLUS Hardware – used by the installer to set up controllers, doors and user profiles
  • PLUS Manage – used by system administrators to facilitate database changes required on a day-to-day basis, with various reporting tools.
  • PLUS Server – used by system administrators to perform specialized tasks, such as database backups, firmware updates, importing/exporting users
  • Live System events can be monitored from either module


Visit our webpage (link below) for more documents and videos on the NEW IP ProTM with Two Ethernet Ports to control up to 100 doors without all the network headaches. And don’t forget, SDC’s line of digital keypads, readers and credentials are perfect companions to add to our IP Pro Controllers for creating your own Access System Package.


SDC Expands Line of Digital Card Readers and Keypads for Access Control

SDC Expands Line of Digital Card Readers and Keypads for Access Control

CAMARILLO, CA – May, 2017 – The EntryCheckTM line of standalone digital keypad and proximity card readers now include the IPRW Series Wiegand readers – sleek, sophisticated proximity readers that interface with most access control systems and SDC’s IP ProTM Controller.

The versatile EntryCheckTM line – many now available with industry standard Wiegand 26-bit data transfer, allow system integrators and installers to choose from indoor, outdoor and vandal resistant digital keypads to proximity card readers and wireless stand-alone solutions.

The SDC 918 and 923 EntryCheckTM are standalone digital keypads designed to control access of a single entry point for facilities with up to 500 users. Each user is assigned a personal identification number (PIN). Keypad entry of a valid one to six-digit code activates one or both output relays which releases an electric door lock. For narrow stile applications, there is the SDC 923 EntryCheck™ with all the same features. Optional Prox Readers are available for selected 920 and 923 models.

The SDC EntryCheck™ IPRW Series Wiegand proximity readers are also for use in indoor or outdoor environments. There’s an IPRW model available for surface or mullion mounting, or U.S. Single Gang mount. An LED indicator lights red for power, or green for authorized access (controlled externally by host). The audible annunciator indicates when a card is present or can be controlled externally.

See more at: http://sdcsecurity.com/access-controls.htm

About SDC

As a U.S. manufacturer of premium grade access control hardware specified by security consultants for prominent facilities worldwide, SDC is a recipient of 24 SIA Awards and Recognition for innovative products. SDC has been providing intelligent solutions for Security, Safety & Accessibility to the Industry for over 40 years.

A leader in the innovation of products within the electronic security and architectural openings industries, SDC holds scores of patents and trademarks. SDC’s locking systems can be found in virtually any application where access control of a door is required; for example, Duke Power Nuclear plants, North Carolina; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Exxon, USA; Bak of America facilities, USA; Chase Manhattan Bank, USA; and many airports including JFK International; O’Hare, Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Edwards Air Force Base, California; Chek Lap KOK Airport, Hong Kong; Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia; and Saudi Arabia’s two largest airports located in Riyadh and Jeddah.

SDC brand products are channeled through security products wholesale distributors, systems integrators, contract and wholesale door hardware distributors providing product and technology solutions for Retail, Airports/Transportation, Health Care, Pharmaceutical, Commercial/Industrial Modifications and Retrofit.

SDC maintains a ShipQUICKTM Inventory of over 150 finished products that can ship to distributors within 24 hours from either east coast or west coast SDC facilities. SDC provides an on-time delivery average of over 98% – as much as 99% for all product orders – a Five Full Year Warranty, and excellent technical, training and sales support. Design and assembly of SDC products takes place in their 24,000 square foot factory in Camarillo, CA, USA and is available worldwide.


Tel: (805) 494-0622 (800) 413-8783 USA Toll Free

Fax: (805) 494-8861 (866) 215-3138 USA Toll Free



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IP Pro™ IP-based Access Control

IP Pro™ IP-based Access Control

IP Pro is a complete line of low power, Professional Grade Door Access Control Solutions – all easily connected and powered by ordinary Ethernet network cables – providing incredible flexibility and cost-savings when installing access control.IPProSolution.png

  • Expandable single door IP Controller
  • Connect and power using an existing Ethernet network infrastructure
  • Secure, embedded browser-based software, no proprietary software installation or compatibility issues
  • Manage from any PC via standard web browser
  • Reduce cabling and labor cost when compared to traditional panel based access control
  • Compatible with standard Wiegand readers
  • Use with SDC’s comprehensive selection of low energy Access Control and Electrified Locking Hardware to provide solutions for any application

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