We are planning to run an IPVMU session on Electronic Access Control this Spring. As we work to finalize content and the topics covered, we'd appreciate your feedback on the outline for the class:
Here is our notional outline:
1. Life Safety Rules / Regulations / Codes (1 session): General overview of the code fundamentals that dominate system designs and specification.
2. Door / Locking Hardware (3 sessions): Discussion of EAC electrified locking components of door hardware.
3. Readers (1 session) - Discussion of the reader types available, and how they are best used.
4. Controllers (1 session): Discussion on the function of door controllers and how they integrate into network/power utility.
5. Credentials (1 session): Overview of the major types used in EAC systems, including emerging types like NFC.
6. Networking (1 session): Review of wired/wireless connectivity, and the role of cabling types.
7. Site Surveys (1 session): How to properly evaluate a facility for installation of an EAC system.
8. Access Control Management Software (3 sessions): Overview of the different parts of a typical management system, general function of each, how they interoperate, and the resulting impacts to the end-user.
9. Upgrading / Migrating Systems (1 session): What happens when the end-user wants to change or migrate to a different system? This session covers the scope of that task.
10. Biometrics (1 session): Discussion on biometric credentials/reader types, their relative advantages/disadvantages compared to other readers, and where they are best applied.
11. Managed/Hosted Access (1 session): Review of the structural differences between managed/hosted access and traditional 'panel based' counterparts.
We would like you to review and offer your thoughts on the range of topics, and give suggestions on what you think should be added.