Access Control Commissioning / Install Checklist

By Brian Rhodes, Published on Aug 03, 2017

This 80+ point checklist helps end users, integrators and consultants verify that access control installation is complete.

It covers the following sections:

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Comments (11)

IPVMLeaks.

IPVMWiki.

Now I'm waiting on IPVMTube.

Great info!

Last section (cabling re; service loops) references cameras. Should be access. ;)

There are links and general principles shared with video work.  Several of the links are 'video' articles, but the principles apply to access just as well, including service loops, etc.  

Is that what you mean, or am I missing something obvious?  (Which may be the case...)

the download says check taht all cameras have service loops. should probably say door controllers instead.

Oh roger that.  Thanks for catching that!  I'll edit shortly.

Thanks Armando, list updated.

Great job guys, this and the video checklist are very useful.

Thank you for putting this checklist together. I will certainly be putting it to good use. Much appreciated.

Another nice addition to your IPVM checklists- thanks!

Absolutely fantastic! Great & very helpful piece of work Brian! Would it benefit with inclusion of Backup configuration setup, Monitored BGU & Interlocks?

This is great!!

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