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Access Control



An effective Access Control System can form an integral part of an effective security system. This course is designed to give participants a practical knowledge of the operation and installation of Access Control Systems at a foundation level.



This practically based course is designed to give participants a practical knowledge of the operation and installation of Access Control Systems at a foundation level.


  1. On completion of the Course, having been successful in TWO examinations (one written, one practical) the participant will receive a Hi-Tech Training Certificate.
  2. Please note: - Access Control course participants who have attended the Hi-Tech Training courses in
    Alarm Installation and Digital, Text & Voice Communicators may sit the FETAC written examination leading to FETAC - Level 5 Component Award – Intruder Alarm & Access Control (C20161) on the last training session of this course.


18 hours (6 x 3 hour training sessions). Classes will be held in comfortable surroundings.Access Control Systems

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the fundamental elements that make up an Access Control System.
  2. Fit the principal components of a stand-alone system and networked systems.
  3. Connect and programme a card, keypad and proximity stand alone system.
  4. Effectively connect up, test and fault-find system elements.
  5. Be aware of the issues associated with Access Control Systems.
  6. Have an awareness of the changing technology and it's impact on the industry

Course Content:

  1. Access Control Systems: – Introduction, principles, uses and applications.
  2. Elements of basic and advanced, insecure and secure Access systems.
  3. Stages of Access Control: - Identification, Decision, Action.
  4. Control Components: - Reader, Keypad, Receiver, Lock.
  5. Terms: - magnetic strip, proximity, biometrics, card-free access, readers and tokens.
  6. Potential weakness and vulnerability of poor system design.
  7. Standalone, Networked and Computer based systems.
  8. Locks: - Mechanical and electromechanical, mortise and rim release units.
  9. Use of timers and timed zones within access control systems.
  10. Storing information gathered by an access control system.
  11. Cables: - Types, uses, and applications, Power Supply Units.
  12. Fault-finding techniques. Relevant standards and issues, Changing technology and keeping updated.Access Control Systems

Please Note: - A large percentage this Access Control Training course timetable is allocated to building, setting-up, testing and trouble-shooting faults using core elements of modern Access Control Systems. At the end of the course an interested and hardworking participant will have a good foundation knowledge of what Access Control is all about.

Each module of the training program is backed-up by practical exercises, demonstrations and course materials. These training methods give the participant a greater grasp of the practical aspects of the industry and provides them with the "Hands-On" experience and confidence which are so essential for success.

Practical “Hands-On” experience: - 50% approx.

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