Access Control Labor Estimation Standards - 2021

By Brian Rhodes, Published Oct 05, 2021, 10:43am EDT (Info+)

IPVM surveyed more than 150 integrators for estimates on five common access control installations.

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The standards focus on 5 scenarios where integrators routinely install access control:

Glass Storefront Single Door

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Hollowcore Steel Single Door In Brick

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Interior Wood Office Door, With Strike

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Corridor Double Doors, With Maglock

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Controlling Previously Installed Turnstiles

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150+ integrators gave us estimates on five common installations. In this report, we examine their answers and the factors they gave that impact their answers.

This is the companion guide to the video surveillance one - Camera Labor Estimation Standards - 2021.

Average ******* *****

*** **** ** *** **** *********, we ******** **** ** *** ********* into *****. ***** *** ***** *****:

  • ***** ********** ****** ****:~*.** ********
  • ********** ***** ****** **** ** *****:~*.*********
  • ******** **** ****** ****, **** ******:~*.*********
  • ******** ****** *****, **** *******:~**.*********
  • *********** ********** ********* **********:~**.**********

** *** ******** *****, ** ******* each ******** ** ******, ******* *** full ****** ** ***** *** ***** comments **** ********* **** ********** *** results.

General ********

**** ********** ******** ********* ********* **** common *** *** **** *********, ********** of ******** ************:

  • **** ******* ****** *** **** *********
  • **** ********* *** ***** ****
  • *** **** ***********/**********

Site ******* ****** *** **** *********

******* *** ****** **** *********, **** integrators ********* * ****** ******* ***** was *** ******** *** ***** ********* the **** *** ********/******/*** ******* ******* like ***** *******, ***** ********, ******* accessibility, ******** ****** ******, *** ************ of ********** ********** ******* ***** **** is ***** **** ***** ****** *** estimates:

  • "* *****, *** ******* * ******* of *** ****** ** ***** ** more ** ****."
  • "** ****** ******* **** **** *** factors * ****** *** ** *** picture."
  • "* ******* *** ****** ** ****** would ** *******."
  • "* ** **** ** *** * photo ** *** ****** ** *** if *** ******** ******* ** **** ceiling. ** *********** ** *** ** end ***** *** **** ** ***** 20 *****."
  • "****** *** *** ******* ** *** pic ** **** *** ******* ********** time ** *** ** *** **********."
  • "******* **** ** ****. ***** ****/****?"
  • "*** ****** **** ** **** ** accurate ******."
  • "***** *** *** **** ******** **** that **'* **** ** *********** ****** quoting."
  • "* ***'* **** **** *** ******* what *** ******* ******** ** ** the ****** ******* ** *** ********, so * ****** ******** *** ****** of **** ** *** *** ***** to ***** *********. *** ******** **** all ***** *** ******* ***** ***** the ******* *****, * ***** ******** approximately * ***** ** *** **** itself, *** ******* * ****** ** the **********. "

Use **** ***********/**********

****** ********* *** ***** ******** ***** depend ** ******* ****** ********** **** specialty **** ******** ********** **** **********.

******* *********** **** **** **** *** credentials *** ******** ***** ** ******, but ***** ********* ***** ** *** opening ** ******* **************:

  • "****. ** **** **** * ********* fit *** ******** ******."
  • "*'* ****** $*** ****** *** * locksmith ** ******* **** ****** *** electric ******."
  • "* **** ******* *** ******. *** locks *** ******* *** **** ** a **** ** **** *** *****. But *** **, * ******** *.* manhours **** ** ***** **** ****. And *** ********* ***** *** **** I *****."
  • "* ***** **** *** *** *********."
  • " ** ********* *** *** *** installation ** *********** ***** ** *** of *** *** ******* ********** *** assuming ** ********* *** ****** ************ ourselves, **** ***** **** ** ***** hour ** **. "
  • "********** ********* *** ** ******** ****."
  • "********* **** ***/******* *** ******* **********."

Flat ********* *** *** ****

******* *** ****** ** ********* - some *********** *** '****' ******* ********* rather **** ********* ********** *** ******** doors.

*** ******** **** **** ******** ** that ***** ********* *** ** ********* with ***** *****, **** *** ************ a ********** (********) ****'* ********** *** lose ***** ** *** ****** ***** needed:

  • "********* ** ** * ***** *** opening *** ******** '********' **** ***** be ********** * '********' **** ** our ********* ******* ** *** **** mold ** *** ****** ** *** between *** *** ** *** ***** and *** *******. ** ******* ***** 25-50 ******* *** ****. ******** **** would ***** **** ****."
  • "* *****. *** *** ***** *** estimated *** ****."
  • "****, **** ** ***** *** ***** access **** ******."
  • "* *****. ** **** * ****** standard **** ** * ***** *** a ****. **** ** ****, **** go *****."
  • "* *****- [**** ** *] ******** door ** ****** *******."
  • "** * ******* *****, ** ***** 8 ***** *** '********' **** *** cabling, *** ***, ************ *** *************."
  • "** ******** ***** ** ***** *** door *** **** *******. *** *** controllers *** **-*****, ** ** *** up *** **** **** ** *** office *** ***** * **** *** for *** *******. ** ***** ** a ******* ** ****** ** *****, the **** *** ** ****. ************ on **** ****, ******* *** ***** may ** *********, *** **** *** look *** *** ** *** ********."
  • "** **** ************ ** ** ***** per ****. **** *** ****** ** be ****** ******** *** ** *** we **** ******** ** ******* **** project *******. **** ***** **** * bit ******, **** **** ****, *** they ******* *** ** ***** ** hours. **** ******** ******* ** *** door; ******* **** ******; ***** *** door ****; ******** ************; ***** *** hardware ***********; ******** ************* *** *** door; *******."
  • "** *****. ** ******** ** *** standard * *** *** **** ******, this *** **** ******* * ******* to ** *** ***** *** ***** line. "
  • "*** *** ***** *** ********* *** same"
  • "** *** *** ******** **** ** 12 ***** (* *** *** * hours) *** ***** ****."

Work *****/********** ******** *********

*** ********** ** ** ********** ***** certain ***** ** ******** *** ****** the *****.

*** *******, **** *********** **** **** 'don't ** **** **** ** ****' on **** *********** ******** **** **********, but **** ***** ********* ***** **** a ******* ***** ** **** ** greatly ********** ******* **** ****** ********* include.

* ******* ******* ***** ** **** describing ***** *********, ***** *****, *** special ********** ** ******* ******* ***** help ******* * ****** ******** ** end-users *** *** **** ********* ********* familiarly **** ******* ************ **** *** help ***-***** ****** ********** *** **** involved.

Glass ********** ****** ****

***** **: * ******** ********** ********** single **** **** ******** ****** *** glass ***** ** **** ***** *** above *** ****.

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*** ****** ******** *****:

**** ******** *** ***** *** ** install ****** ******* ** **** ****, including * ******, **********, **** ******** sensor, *** ** ******** ******.

*** **** ******** ** *** ******** for ********** ****** ****? ***?

*******:*** **** ** *** ******* ** ~9.25*********** **** ********. *** **** ** 8 *****.**** **% ** *** ********* **** between *.* ** *.*********.

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******** ****** *** ****** ************, **** type ** ******* ** ********* ** install. *** ******* ****:

"***** *********** *** *** **** ** the ******** ********* ** **** ****."

******* *****: *** **** ********

*** **** ********** ********* **** ****** is ******* **** **** *** **** type's **** ******** ******. **** ******* requires ******** *** ***** **** **** or ***** **** ** '****' ****** through ***** ***** ******** ** **** glass *** *** **** *****:

  • "******* **** ******* ******** *** ********** mullion *** ** * ****, ** an ***** **** ** ** ****. "
  • "******* *** ***** **** **** * while. "
  • "** ***** **** **** **** ** snake *** ******* **** *** ****** and *** ******* **** **** ** the ********. "
  • "***** ***** ***** *** ******** ***** intensive ********** **** ******* *****."
  • "***** ** **** ******** *** ******* mag **** ** ****** ****** *** the ******* ** *** *** ** this *** ******* ********** **** ** get ** *** **********."
  • "* *** ** ******* ** **** wire ****. "
  • "*** ** * **** ** **** the ******** **** *********."
  • "******** *** **** *********** ** *** far ** *** **** *** ** the *** ***** *** ********** **** be ******* ** **** ** *** amount ** **** ** *** ****** over ** **** *** ** *** glass ********."
  • "**** ********* ** *** ******"
  • "******* **** **** *** ***** **** be *****"
  • "******* *** **** ****** *** **** some **** ********* **** *** ***** level ** *** *********."
  • "*'* ******** ** ***** *** ****. The ******* ****** **** ** ******* for **** ********. ** ***** **** to ***** **** ** *** ********** frames"

***** **** ****** ******

**** ***** **** ********** ********/ **** hardware ************ ***** **** ** ****** to ******* ****** ** **:

  • "*** **** **** ** *** * paddle ** **** **** ** ****** device ** ** **** ** *** out **** *** ****** ** ******."
  • "** **** ** *** * **** paddle *** * ****** **** ****** release. ***** * **** ****** ******** strike."
  • "**** ****** *** ******* *** ******** of * **** ****** ** **** appears ** ** * ***** *** from *** ******* *** **** **** a ********* ***** **** ** ***."
  • "** ***** *** ****** * **** latch ****** **** *********** ** *** a **** *** **** ****** *** electronic *** ****** ."
  • "* ** ******** * **** ****** and ******** ****** ***** **** ** located."
  • "***** **** *** ****** **** ******** will **** ** ** ******* ******** only * ****/ ********."
  • "********* * ***** ** *** *****, remove ******** ***** **** ********, *** in ********** ******** **** ******** ****** and **** ******."
  • "********* *****/***** ********** ** ******* * push ****** (********* *** ***** **** on *** ******). "

Hollowcore ***** ****** **** ** *****

****, ** ******** ****** ******, ***** skinned ****** **** ** * ***** wall:

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*** ****** ******** *****:

**** ******** *** ***** *** ** install ****** ******* ** **** ****, including * ******, **********, **** ******** sensor, *** ** ******** ******.

*** **** ******** ** *** ******** for ********** ****** ****? ***?

*******:*** **** ** *** ******* ** ~8.5*********** **** ********. *** **** ** 8 *****.**% ** *** ********* **** ******* 5.0 ** *.*********.

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Concrete ****** *****

*** ** *** **** ****** ******** was ******* ** *** *** **** frame *** ********** **** ********, ** if ***** ******* *** *********. ** concrete ** ****, ** ** ******, then ********** ***** ** **** ** drill ****** *** ***** *** ******* impact ****:

  • "** ** ****** * ****** ******** door ***** *** **** **** * bit **** ********* **** *** ***** hollow ***** ********** ."
  • "** *** ***** ****** ** ** it ******** ******? "
  • "**** ****** **** ******* ***** *** concrete ****** ********* ***** **** ** cut ****** **, ***** ******, *** conduit ** ******."
  • "*********** **** ****** ** * *** strike ** *** ***** ** **** likely ****** **** ********."
  • "** *** ***** ** ******** ******, will **** **** ****, ** **** need ***** ** *** *******."
  • "* ***** ****** ********* **** *** frame ** ****** **** ****** / Concrete"
  • "** *** ***** ** **** ** concrete **** ***** **** ** *** 4 **** *****. * **** **** these ***** ** ****** **** *** without ******** *** ***** **** ** know ****."
  • "***** ******** ********* ** ** ***** is ****** ******** ** ******."
  • "**** ***** ***** ****** **** ******** - ****** ** * *********."
  • "***** ** ******** ****** **** ***** which ***** **** ****** ** ******* strike."
  • "** ***** ****** ** ******* *** frame ** ****** **** ******** ** not."
  • "*****, **** ******* ***** * ****** see **** **** *******. ** *** door ***** ******** ******?"

Conduit *****

******* ****** ** *** ****** **** surface, ******* ** *** ** ** masonry *****, ******* *** **** ************, or * ************ ** *** ******* bricks.

**** ****** ******** ****** ********* **** for ******* ***** ******* ** ****** to **** ** *********:

  • "** ******** **** ***** ******** ** surface **** *******? "
  • "**'* ******** **** ***** *** ** likely ****** ** *** ******* ** the ******. *******, ** ********** ** sheetrock *** ***** ***** **** *** not ** ***** *********."
  • "**** ******* ** ******** ** ******* the ******?"
  • "*** * ***** *** ******** ** interior ******* *** *** ******* ** the ******** **** ***'* ****** ***. "
  • "*** ****** ****. ******* ****** ****** or **** *******? "
  • "*** ****** * **** ***** * rim ****** ***** *** ** ******* and **** ** **** **** **** take ****."
  • "* ***** **** ** **** **** and **** ** *** ****** ***** allow ******* ******* ******. * ******* the ******* ** *** ******* *** would *********** **** ** * *** actually ******* **** *******."
  • "**** ** ** ******* ** *** inside, **** **** **** ******** ******* but * **** ****** ** **** need ** ** ******* ** *******. "

******** **** ****** ****, **** ******

*** **** ****, * ******* **** door ** *******/**** **** **** **** tile ******** *** *** ********:

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*** ****** ******** *****:

**** ******** *** ***** *** ** install ****** ******* ** **** ****** door, ********* * ******, **********, **** position ******, *** ** ******** ******.

*** **** ******** ** *** ******** for ********** ****** ****? ***?

*******:*** **** ** *** ******* ** ~7.0*********** **** ********. *** **** ** 8 *****.**** **% ** *** ********* **** between *.* ** *.*********.

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Uncomplicated ****

******* ********* **** ****** *** **** door, *** **** ******** ********* *** ease ** ******* **** *** ****:

  • "******** ****** ***** **** ** ** the ******* ** ******* **** *** fewest **** ******."
  • "*** * **** **** ** **** access. * ***** ******** ** * man *****. **** *** **** *** guys."
  • "* *****. ****** ******** ****."
  • "***** **** ** **** **** ** do ****** ** ****** **** ********* walls *** **** *******."
  • "* - * *** **** ******* for ***** **** *** ****** ********** door + ********* *** ************."
  • "*-*****. ** ********* *** **** **** close ** ******* *** ******* ******** door **** ******* *** *************."
  • "****, **** *******, ****** **** *****."
  • "****** ** * ********** **** *******. "
  • "**** ** ** **** **** *** it ****** **** * ******** *********** lock ***** *****."
  • "** ******* ** ****** ** **** is *** ******** **** **** ** them ***."
  • "**** ** ****** ****, ************ **** be ******."

Cabling ***** **** ****** **** ********

**** ******* ******* ** * ********** cost ****** - *******. ******* *** the ******** *** ***** ****** ******* needed, ******* ***** *** ******* ********** is * *********** **** *** ***** make******** / **** ****** ****** **** ********* ******:

  • "*** ***** ** *** ****** ***** much **** **** *****."
  • "*** * ******** **** ** **** requirements, *** ** ******* ******** **** I ***** ****** *** ***** ** the *** ** ******* ***** (******* inside ******* **********) *** **** ********, including *********** ** *** ********** - 16 ***."
  • "* ***** ** **** *** ***'* extremely ****."
  • "******* * ***** *** **** **** - ********, ******* ***** ** ******."
  • " *** *** ***** ******* *** inner ******** ** * ********, ** this ***** ***** *** ** ***** difficult. ****** ****** *** ****** ** get ***** ** ** **** ***** ideally ** * ******** ****** ******* door."
  • "* ***. * *** ** *** cabling ** *****, **** ** ********* and ****."
  • "** *****, * *****. ** ******** is ** ******, * *****."
  • "** ***** *** ******** **** ******* cable..."
  • "******** ** ********** ******* (****. *******) would ****** * ***."
  • "* ***** **** ** ***** ******* time *** ****** *** ** ** other *****. **** **** ******* ****** quick **** ****** *** **** ******* in *******."

Corridor ****** *****, **** *******

** **** ****** * *** ** double ***** ******* ** * ******* facility:

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*** ****** ******** *****:

**** ******** *** ***** *** ** install ****** ******* ** * *** unfinished ******* ******** **** ****** ****, including * ******, **********, **** ******** sensor, *** * *******.

*** **** ******** ** *** ******** for ********** ****** ****? ***?

*******:*** **** ** *** ******* ** ~11.0*********** **** ********. *** **** ** 8 *****.**% ** *** ********* **** ********.* ** *.*********.

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Automatic ****** ***********

**** ******* *** "******* ********* ****" stickers **** ** *** ***** *** described *** *********** **** *** ********* increase *********:

  • "**** *** ********* ********. **** **** be ********** **** *** ****** ******* system *** ******* ********* *** *** require ***** ** *** ********* ** the ******** . **** **** **** will **** **** ** ** ********** in *** **** ***** . *** these ****** **** **** . "
  • "** ** ** *****. ********** ******** take **** *** *********** **** ******** opener *** * ******* ******** * request ** ****. **** **** ** have ** ********* ******** **** *** fire *****."
  • "**** **** *** ** ****-****** ** it. ** ******** ********** *********. **** would ** * "********" **** **** 8 *****. ** *****. * **********, 8 *******, ** ** *** ****."
  • " ***** ** ** ********* ****** on **** **** ** * ****** extra **** ***** ** ******** ** interface."
  • "********** **** *********** **** ********* ********."
  • "** ***** ** ***** *** ************ with **** ******** *******."
  • "******* ******* *********** **** **** ***** Integration **** **** ********."
  • "* ***** **** *** ******* *** auto ******."

Hospital ********

****** ***** *** **** ********, ** a ******* ********, ***** ****** ****** cost *** ** ******* ******** ********* and ******** ************:

  • "**** ********* ** * *** ******* being **** *** * ********. ******* based ** **** *** ***** ***** 4 ***. * ****** **** ***** not ***** ***** ********* *** **** ceiling. ******* ***** *** **** ********* rules ** * ********. ** *** have ** **** * **** **** or **** ********** *******. **** **** may ******* ***** ***** ****. ********* are * **** ********* ****** *** usually ******* ***** *** *********** ***** ceiling ********** ** **** ** ****/*** requirements."
  • "**** ***** * ******** ***** **** be ********* ** ****** *** **** takes ****. "
  • "***** ***** ** *********** **** *** opener *** ******* ******* ******** ***** like **** **** ** **** **** traffic ******* ****** ** ************."
  • "**** ** ******** ** **** **** Hospital - ******, **** **** ************ Intercom ******* *** **** - ********* Exit ****** *** **** ***** ********* PIN/Prox ********* **** ***********"
  • "******** ******** *** *** **** ********* installs **** *********** ********** *** ******** lock ********, *** ***** * **** brand ******* **** ***** *** ********, FA *********, *** *********, ***., *** to ******* *** ******* ** ** the ****** ** * ***** ******* facility *** **** ** *** **, noise ************, ***** *******, **************, ***."
  • "***** * ******** * ***** **** 24 *****, ** *** *** ******** work *** * *** **** ***********, above ******* *******, **** ******** **** for ***** *** **** ***********."
  • "*** **** **** *** ** * birthing ******, ******** * ******** ***** that ******* **** *** ********* ** required ** **** *** **** *** sanitary *******."
  • "******* ************ ** *** *** **** takes **** ****. ****, ***** * birthing ******, ****** ********** **** ** having ** ***** *** **** *** dust ******* *** ********* *** ******* area. "
  • "** *** **** ** **** * Dust **** ** **** ********** *******."

Controlling ********** ********* **********

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*** ****** ******** *****:

**** ******** *** ***** *** ** install ****** ******* ** ***** **********, including *** ******* (*** *** *********), controller(s), *** *********** **** *** ********* operator */* ****** ** ****/****** ** the **** *****.

*** **** ******** ** *** ******** for ********** ****** ****? ***?

*******:*** **** ** *** ******* ** ~15.25*********** **** ********. *** **** ** 16 *****.

*** **** *** *** **** ****** than *** ***** ********* (** ** hours), *** ******* ****** ** ******** integrators ******* ** ******** *** *******, with ~**% ** ********* ********* ** give ** ******** *** ** **** of *********** **** ********* ****.

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Cable *********

*** **** *********** ******* ****** *** many ** *** ******* *** ******* or *** *** ********** ******* ** adequate *** ********** *** *** ********** work:

  • "******* ***** ***** ****** ** *** distance **** ********* ** ******** ** controller, *** **** *** ******** ** the ******** ** ****. (*** **** conduit, ** ** **** ** ******?"
  • "**** ******** **** ******** ********** ******* and ****** *** *****? "
  • "******* ** ** *** *** *** one ********* ** ***. "
  • "** ***** ****** ** ** ***** included ********* ** *******."
  • "** *****, ***** ********* ** *** gates. ***** *** * **** ****."

Do *** ** **********

****** ******* **** ** *** ********* do ********* **** *** ***** **** on *** *** ** **** ** estimate **** ***** ***** ************* ********** due ** ************:

  • "** ********** **** **********."
  • "*****, * **** *** ****** **** enough ********** ** ****** **** * good **** *** *** *****. * would *** ** ***** * ***** per *********, *** **** *** *** best!"
  • "** ******'* *** ****. *** ** our **********."
  • "** ****. *** ** *********** * am ******** ****."
  • "** **** ***** **** ****... ** I *** ** ******** ****, * am ******** ****, *** * ***** say ** ** ** *****."
  • "** ****... ***** **-** *****? **** not **** * *********"
  • "* ** *** ******* ************* ** this *********."
  • "*****'* *** **** **** **** *** turnstiles. *'* ******** * ***-***** *** turnstile."
  • "** ***'* **** *** ********** **** these. "
  • "** ******’* ** ** **** ** beyond *** *********."
  • "*****, ***'* ** **********."

Comments (3)

**** ******* ******* ** ********* *******'* metrics.

***** ** ***** ** ****** ******* installations * *** ******* **** *** estimates ****** ***** *** ********** *** metrics. **, ***, **** ******** ***** we ***** ***** *** **** ******** depending ** ****** ** ********** ******** during *** ******.

*** ****** * ** ********* *** not ********* ** *** "***** ****" if *** ****** ***** **** **** status (**** ******* & ***). *** per **** ***** ***** ********* ** 20% *** **** *******, ***** ******** the **** ***, **** ******* *** rex ************, ********** ***********/******* & *************.

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* ****** **** **** ** **** helpful. * **** ******* ** ****** into *** ****** **** * **** eye. * ** ********* ** *** survey ********* *** *** **********, ********, submittals, ***? ********* **** *** ************, this *** ** ****-********* *** ******** expensive. ***** *** *** *** ****!

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***** ****!

* ** ********* ** *** ****** accounted *** *** **********, ********, **********, etc?

**** *** *** ***** *** ** the ******** -**** *** ******** ******** were ***** ***** **** * *********** of ************ *****- ** ** *******, these ***** *** *** **** ** the *******.

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