Most access control articles discuss the installation of access control systems from the point of view of having already chosen the equipment. For this article, I decided to find an opening needing to be controlled electronically, prior to the decision making process. With the cooperation of...
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The SDC 602RF power supply is UL Listed, compliant as an Access Control Systems Unit, a Fire and Burglar Alarm Power Supply and a Releasing Device Accessory.
As an option to simplify access control, SDC recommends the SDC Timer 14-2, a seven day programmable timer with memory battery backup. This timer may be set to unlock doors for normal business hours and automatically lock doors evenings and weekends.
The installation would basically follow once the decision would be made. SDC has a stick-on template for the installing the EmLock onto the header. Because the installation is onto a four-inch wide aluminum frame and the door is double acting, there is not enough frame to support the magnetic lock.
To resolve this problem, SDC offers the Universal Header bracket part number UB11V. The UB11V is pre-drilled for the mounting holes and wire chase. This simplifies the installation of the 1571V EmLock on either 4” or 4.5” wide aluminum storefront frames. The UB11V eliminates the need for an angle bracket when mounting an EmLock onto a center hung door.
Remember: The manual unlocking device, Request-To-Exit Switch, must be mounted between 40 and 48 inches from the floor and no more than five feet from the door.
SDC web site www.reedfirstsource.com provides information regarding the Authority Having Jurisdiction in the area you are working. You must register, however, there is no cost to determine whom and where the AHJ is located.
For more information, contact SDC, 3580 Willow Lane, Westlake Village, CA 91361. Telephone: 805-494-0622 or 800-413-8783. Web site: www.sdcsecurity.com.
Electromagnetic locks are sometimes regarded as an “idiot-proof locking solution” for unskilled installers or for use on problem doors.