Kaba E-Plex 2000: Curb Appeal Without The Sticker Shock

The E-Plex 2000 combines the strength, simplicity and reliability with the enhanced security and convenience of electronic access control.

Kaba has provided strong, powerful security solutions since 1862. Today, the company’s worldwide operations serve millions of customers in more than 150 countries. Kaba defines the future of access control as Total Access, the integration of all access control devices, from door hardware to...

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It helps enormously if the client prepares a list of users’ names and codes prior to your arrival to perform the installation, saving you the time it typically takes when the employees are shown the new lock and are asked to pick a PIN.

I usually suggest that the entry code length be four digits, and that employees simply use the last four digits of their Social Security number. This is a number they’ve very likely to remember and very unlikely to share with others. Although there are some theoretical programming conflicts which may occur when assigning PIN’s, they’re easy to work around and rarely occur. You can also just call Kaba’s Tech support for quick and courteous help.


Factory Mode/Access Mode: The E-P2K ships in Factory Mode. This means the Master Code is 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8. The door will unlock by entering this code into the keypad.

Until you reprogram the Master Code to something else, you will not be able to perform programming of additional users. Once you have changed the Master Code and completed the other programming steps, you (or your customer) can go in and reprogram the master code again without affecting user data or other parameters. If you or they make a mistake while programming the Master Code, it may be necessary to reset to the factory defaults, in which case all user data will then be purged and it’s back to Square 1.

Master; Manager; Access & Service Users: Like its big brother the E-Plex 5000, the E-P2K can hold a total of 100 users, with only one Master User allowed. That leaves 99 more available users. These users may be any of the remaining user groups (Manager; Access; Service), although as a practical matter, the number of manager codes is usually limited, since the managers have programming privileges which could cause chaos if mis-used or programmed incorrectly.

Master User: Can perform all programming steps, including changing the Master User PIN, and changing the Access Code Length.

A Manager User Can do everything except.

Define the Access Code Length. (Changing this would deactivate all existing user codes)

Modify the Master User Code

Resetting the E-P2Kto defaults

Adding/Deleting/Enabling/Disabling a Manager Use.

Access Users can open the lock (if no other block has been invoked) and cannot perform any programming.

Service Users can open the lock until the specific defined time has expired and cannot perform any programming.

Some installers may opt to assign themselves the Master User Code and assign the client as a Manager User to avoid the possibility of the client damaging the programming and then blaming the installer or the hardware.

Access Code Length: User code length must be the same for all users and may be from 4 to 8 digits in length. Four is a good length. It provides plenty of possible codes, makes it easy for users to remember their code, and makes for fast throughput at the controlled opening.

Unlock Time: This determines how long the lever remains active once a valid code is entered. Since the lever is only inches away form the keypad, it would seem a short unlock time would be required for the typical scenario. Programming in a longer than necessary unlock time only increases opportunity for piggy-backing.

Passage Mode: This mode provides a passage mode operation of the E-P2K for up to 24 hours. Some facilities like that. They keep the lock in passage mode during business hours then only require a PIN for access after hours.

To initiate Passage Mode, a Master or Manager User enters the appropriate command code into the EP2K. The E-P2K will remain in passage mode for the set time period or until a Manager or Master User cancels passage mode.

Tamper Time: The E-P2K has the ability to monitor the keypad for wrong entries. Invoking a Tamper Time will substantially reduce the likelihood of successful guessing by preventing the keypad from accepting any code for a selectable Tamper Time period once the required number of wrong guesses have been keyed in. Once the

Tamper Time has elapsed, the E-P2K beeps and the green LED illuminates, and the system is once again open for business.

Keypad Buzzer Volume: The volume of the beeper which signals button depressions and other system operations may be programmed for four volume levels: Off, low, normal and high.

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