Online Training: Free and Easy

March 16, 2020

It’s always a good idea to learn a new skill, and these manufacturer-offered online classes and videos are available when you and your staff have a free hour or two. Note that you will need to register and/or create an account to attend most classes. Our June issue will include more information.

Alarm Lock & Napco

Alarm Lock’s online training videos include such topics as programming a Networx lock, adding a proximity card to a Trilogy lock at the keypad and many more programming and installation functions.

Sister company Napco Security's webinars include weekly Tuesday Introductions to either Gemini Commercial or iBridge Video, plus a new two-session Gemini Commercial Certification Class where graduates earn factory-certification and 8 CEU credits. (A comprehensive online test is given after the 2 session classes).


Allegion’s online courses are offered through the Allegion Learning Center. (You must create a profile before viewing the lineup.)

Allegion also offers 113 videos, with topics including panic hardware requirements, securing classroom doors and many brand-specific installation and servicing tips.


ASSA ABLOY Academy offers a wide range of online and in-person training classes.  Online offerings (generally free and ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours) include:

  • Calculating Occupant Loads and Egress Width
  • Code Exercises Group B and M Occupancies
  • Code Exercises Group I-1 and I-2 Healthcare
  • Entendiendo el hardware arquitectónico (Understanding Architectural Hardware - in Spanish)
  • How to Price and Order Sargent
  • Intertek Qualified Personnel - Hardware Installer Online Prerequisite Course
  •  Introduction to Norton Door Closers and Auto Operators
  • Medeco BiLevel, Medeco eCylinder Solutions, Options and Strategy, Medeco Maxum Deadbolt Training, Medeco XT SFIC eCylinder Solution
  • SARGENT 56- and 7 Benefits of Electric Latch Retraction
  • Understanding Access Controlled Egress Codes
  • Understanding Accessible Doors and Hardware
  • Understanding Acoustic Doors and Frames
  • Understanding Advanced Fire Codes
  • Understanding Architectural Hardware - Part 1
  • Understanding Assembly and Education Hardware Codes
  • Understanding Basic Egress Hardware
  • Understanding Basic Fire Door Hardware Codes
  • Understanding Controlled Egress
  • Understanding Delayed Egress Codes
  • Understanding Door and Hardware Handing
  •  Understanding Door Closers
  • Understanding ECO Friendly Products
  • Understanding Electricity - Basic
  • Understanding Electromagnetically Locked Egress Codes
  • Understanding Electronic Access Control Architecture by Manufacturer
  • Understanding Electronic Access Control Systems - Legacy to Modern - How They Work
  • Understanding Electronic Security Fundamentals Part 1
  • Understanding Electronic Security Fundamentals Part 2
  • Understanding Electronic Security Fundamentals Part 3
  • Understanding Ethernet Networks
  • Understanding Hollow Metal Doors
  • Understanding Hollow Metal Frames
  • Understanding How a Cylinder Works
  • Understanding How To Conduct A Key Meeting
  • Understanding How to Design a Master Key System - Five Simple Rules
  • Understanding How Wireless Is Used In Security
  • Understanding Residential Egress Hardware Codes
  • Understanding School Safety Products
  • Understanding Stair Re-entry Codes
  • Understanding Sustainability for ASSA ABLOY Customers
  • Understanding the Norton 6300 Auto Operator
  • Understanding The Securitron AQL B100 Secondary Voltage Module
  • Understanding The Securitron AQL D8 Power Distribution Module
  • Understanding The Securitron AQL Netlink Power System Monitoring Module
  • Understanding The Securitron AQL R8 Power Relay Module
  • Understanding The Securitron AQL Series Power Supplies
  • Understanding Two Level Master Key Systems
  • Understanding Wood Doors - Basic Wood Doors


Detex hosts onsite training classes at most distributor events and has a large library of installation videos.


dormakaba’s upcoming webinar schedule includes the following courses:

  • Keyscan Aurora Best Offline Lock Integration Overview,  March 17, 11 a.m.
  • Keyscan Aurora Advanced Features, March 19, 11 a.m.
  • Keyscan Luna Overview, March 24, 11 a.m.
  • RCI Product Overview, March 26, 11 a.m.
  • Aurora EPlex Integration Overview, March 31, 11 a.m.

dormakaba also offers an extensive library of training videos, including electronic access control, safe lock and multifamily products.

Salto Systems

Salto Systems has scheduled webinars every third Thursday at 3 p.m. (must be logged in to Salto partner area)

Security Door Controls

The newest installation videos in SDC’s extensive installation video library feature IP Pro and AutoEntry Control. A full library covers nearly all SDC products.