I was invited to observe the installation of Securitron Maglock Digital Keypad and Touch Sense Bars on a pair of interior doors at a medical facility. To our advantage, the section of building into which the access control system was being installed was equipped with a drop ceiling. However, some of...
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To secure the magnet onto the mounting bracket once the wiring has been completed, install four hex set screws, one in each corner. Use the provided hex wrench to loosen the screws and slide the bracket off the magnalock.
The strike plates were mounted onto the wood doors using sex bolts. Following the punch marks, three holes were drilled into the wood door. Two holes were drilled for the strike roll pin bushings. One hole was drilled through the door for the socket flat head screw. From the back side of the door, this hole was enlarged to accommodate the sex bolt.
Two roll pins are first driven part way into the two smaller openings in the strike plate. The extending portions of the roll pins slide into the strike roll pin bushings that are mounted into the door. The purpose of the roll pins is to keep the strike plate in alignment with the face of the magnet. Three rubber bushings are included with the M68 Series Magnalocks. Their purpose is to position the strike plate within contact range of the magnetic lock face. Depending upon the specific installation; one, two or three rubber bushings are slid onto the bolt behind the strike plate. Trial and error is used to determine the number of bushings. Then the strike plate is mounted onto the door. For this installation, two rubber bushings were needed to properly align the strike plate to the face of the magnetic lock.
At this point in the installation, the wiring was run from the power supply to the CPU and to the Touch Sense Bars and the magnetic locks. The keypad cable was connected to the CPU. Once all of the wiring had been run and checked, the plug-in transformer was powered and the system ready for programming and testing. Note: As can be seen by the point-to-point wiring diagram, activation of either touch sense bar will release both magnets.
For general consideration, if the power supply is less than 50 feet from the hardware, use 20-gauge stranded cable. If the wire run is more than 50 feet, contact the hardware manufacturer for wire gauge.
An additional wiring procedure was done to increase the reliability of this single fixed code installation. Install a wire jumper between terminal SRC and terminal UCD. This wiring eliminates any User Code from unlocking the door.
For this installation, management wanted a "Hard Code" for traffic control. To program the "Hard Code:
Step 1. Power the system. Confirm steady yellow LED. In the absence of a steady yellow LED, the unit has already been programmed with one or more codes. All codes must be erased before the DK-26 can be operated with a single code.
Step 2. Press the "Hard Code" button on the CPU for one second (see Drawing)
Step 3. Confirm slow flashing yellow LED.
Step 4. Within 30 seconds of pressing "Hard Code" button, enter a two- to seven-digit code.
Step 5. End the programming session by pressing the bell button or wait five seconds. Note two red LED flashes for confirmation.
Step 6. Enter the two- to seven-digit code. Power should be cut to the magnet and the door should be able to be opened.
Test the operation of the access control system. Enter the "Hard Code." Both doors should unlock. From the secure area, press on each of the Touch Sense Bars and push open the doors. Check to see that the LED on the rear of each magnet will be red when the lock is powered and secure. The LED will indicate green when the lock is powered but not secure.
When the access control system is fully operational, place the decal over the bottom screw hole in the DK-26 keypad.
Installing an access control system using one manufacturer's components can be very comforting for those locksmiths who are not completely comfortable with installing electronic components. Should there be any questions, one telephone call will usually solve any problems. Securitron provided a point-to-point wiring diagram to help speed the installation.
Finally, the Securitron MagnaCare Lifetime Replacement Warranty is all-inclusive. If something is wrong with a Securitron product you are installing, they will replace it. The exception is batteries and custom orders.
Securitron Magnalock Corp. has developed more than 25 packaged electronic access control systems for controlling from one to three doors. These packaged electronic systems include the lock(s...