The CI Electromechanical Solutions Installation course covers door survey techniques, product selection review, door template usage, door modifications including door coring, ElectroLynx cable techniques, and electrified lock installation and testing.
The CI IP-Enabled Products Systems & Software course covers basic Ethernet networks, how to conduct an 802.11 wireless coverage site survey, system design, system integration, and how to configure, program and maintain an electronic access control system. These courses cover both Wi-Fi and Power over Ethernet (PoE) locks.
Jerry Levine, Locksmith Ledger Technology Editor, was invited to attend the Certified Integrator IP-Enabled Products Systems & Software course. Following are his comments on the class.
“The course begins by listing the goals that include teaching the student the skills to understand IP enabled Products, gathering the necessary information from an IT department for successful deployment. Entering information into the NCT program and utilizing the LCT program to upload the information to the locks. The final goal is to gain an understanding of the communication path and how to troubleshoot possible problems.”
To provide this experience, training is provided for three ASSA ABLOY software tools: the Network Configuration Tool (NCT), the Lock Configuration Tool (LCT) and Lock Management Tool (LMT). These three Windows-based application software programs provide the basics for hands-on programming of the ASSA ABLOY IP-enabled locks. Each of these tools provides specific functionality and is used in order, beginning with NCT, then LCT and then LMT.
Important: The Lock Management Tool software program is designed specifically for training purposes and should not be used in place of a customers’ access control system software. The LMT demonstrates basic IP lock programming in order to provide knowledge and experience using Wi-Fi.
The Network Configuration Tool software creates configuration files containing the network and lock parameters. These secure configuration files enable the lock (controller) to communicate. Using the NCT program, each lock is individually configured beginning with its serial number and MAC address.
The Lock Configuration Tool software allows the installer to program the network information into the lock using a supplied cable. The LCT provides the basic programming and setup with the electronic access control system. The software program verifies the identity of each lock’s IP address and the connection to the host PC IP address. In addition, the LCT can reset the NVRAM in order to bring a lock back to factory default.
The Lock Management Tool software is a real-world utility that provides students with practical experience programming IP locks into an online EAC system. LMT enables students to control access on up to 25 doors equipped with Wi-Fi locks operating on wireless infrastructure. They can configure multiple user hierarchies including user groups, credentials, schedules, time zones, auto unlock periods, holidays, expiration dates and audit trails for all locks within the electronic access control system.
The LMT creates the database using the information. The information can be changed as personnel changes. Reports can be generated for most applications including providing information on access times attempted, those users given access and those denied access.
The LMT demonstrates basic IP lock programming in order to provide knowledge and experience using Wi-Fi. Completion of Sales Cycle courses and Certified Integrator IP-Enabled hands-on courses authorizes security professions to purchase, install and maintain the ASSA ABLOY IP-Enabled lock hardware.
The System Grid displays activities (transactions) as they are happening and alarm activity as they are logged into the transaction database. If for example, the Administrator clicks on a transaction, all information contained in the transaction is displayed.
“This hands-on one day course has the attendees wiring a SARGENT Profile IP enabled lock connected to a laptop computer, which is loaded with the ASSA ABLOY software tools”, said Jerry. “The practical portion of the IP class incorporates a floor plan whose rooms have different levels of security requirements. The instructor explains the part each software program plays to create the electronic access control system.”
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