Access Control Labor Estimation Standards - 2021

By Brian Rhodes, Published Oct 05, 2021, 10:43am EDT

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

*** **** ** *** five *********, ** ******** each ** *** ********* into *****. ***** *** ***** below:

  • ***** ********** ****** ****:~*.** ********
  • ********** ***** ****** **** In *****:~*.*********
  • ******** **** ****** ****, With ******:~*.*********
  • ******** ****** *****, **** Maglock:~**.*********
  • *********** ********** ********* **********:~**.**********

** *** ******** *****, we ******* **** ******** in ******, ******* *** full ****** ** ***** and ***** ******** **** responses **** ********** *** results.

General ********

**** ********** ******** ********* estimates **** ****** *** all **** *********, ********** of ******** ************:

  • **** ******* ****** *** Best *********
  • **** ********* *** ***** Door
  • *** **** ***********/**********

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

******* *** ****** **** scenarios, **** *********** ********* a ****** ******* ***** was *** ******** *** fully ********* *** **** and ********/******/*** ******* ******* like ***** *******, ***** location, ******* *************, ******** filled ******, *** ************ of ********** ********** ******* while **** ** ***** done ***** ****** *** estimates:

  • "* *****, *** ******* a ******* ** *** inside ** ***** ** more ** ****."
  • "** ****** ******* **** case *** ******* * cannot *** ** *** picture."
  • "* ******* *** ****** of ****** ***** ** helpful."
  • "* ** **** ** see * ***** ** the ****** ** *** if *** ******** ******* or **** *******. ** ballparking ** *** ** end ***** *** **** at ***** ** *****."
  • "****** *** *** ******* in *** *** ** this *** ******* ********** time ** *** ** the **********."
  • "******* **** ** ****. Rated ****/****?"
  • "*** ****** **** ** give ** ******** ******."
  • "***** *** *** **** unknowns **** **** **'* need ** *********** ****** quoting."
  • "* ***'* **** **** the ******* **** *** ceiling ******** ** ** the ****** ******* ** the ********, ** * cannot ******** *** ****** of **** ** *** the ***** ** ***** locations. *** ******** **** all ***** *** ******* right ***** *** ******* frame, * ***** ******** approximately * ***** ** the **** ******, *** another * ****** ** the **********. "

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

****** ********* *** ***** estimate ***** ****** ** getting ****** ********** **** specialty **** ******** ********** like **********.

******* *********** **** **** with *** *********** *** software ***** ** ******, but ***** ********* ***** at *** ******* ** trained **************:

  • "****. ** **** **** a ********* *** *** electric ******."
  • "*'* ****** $*** ****** for * ********* ** install **** ****** *** electric ******."
  • "* **** ******* *** system. *** ***** *** sensors *** **** ** a **** ** **** for *****. *** *** me, * ******** *.* manhours **** ** ***** this ****. *** *** locksmith ***** *** **** I *****."
  • "* ***** **** *** the *********."
  • " ** ********* *** out *** ************ ** electrified ***** ** *** of *** *** ******* locksmiths *** ******** ** performed *** ****** ************ ourselves, **** ***** **** an ***** **** ** so. "
  • "********** ********* *** ** required ****."
  • "********* **** ***/******* *** Maglock **********."

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

******* *** ****** ** estimates - **** *********** use '****' ******* ********* rather **** ********* ********** for ******** *****.

*** ******** **** **** approach ** **** ***** estimates *** ** ********* with ***** *****, **** may ************ * ********** (atypical) ****'* ********** *** lose ***** ** *** actual ***** ******:

  • "********* ** ** * hours *** ******* *** anything '********' **** ***** be ********** * '********' door ** *** ********* because ** *** **** mold ** *** ****** to *** ******* *** top ** *** ***** and *** *******. ** usually ***** **-** ******* for ****. ******** **** would ***** **** ****."
  • "* *****. *** *** doors *** ********* *** same."
  • "****, **** ** ***** for ***** ****** **** quoted."
  • "* *****. ** **** a ****** ******** **** of * ***** *** a ****. **** ** over, **** ** *****."
  • "* *****- [**** ** a] ******** **** ** access *******."
  • "** * ******* *****, we ***** * ***** per '********' **** *** cabling, *** ***, ************ and *************."
  • "** ******** ***** ** hours *** **** *** each *******. *** *** controllers *** **-*****, ** we *** ** *** test **** ** *** office *** ***** * full *** *** *** install. ** ***** ** a ******* ** ****** in *****, *** **** may ** ****. ************ on **** ****, ******* the ***** *** ** difficult, *** **** *** look *** *** ** the ********."
  • "** **** ************ ** 10 ***** *** ****. This *** ****** ** be ****** ******** *** us *** ** **** compared ** ******* **** project *******. **** ***** take * *** ******, some **** ****, *** they ******* *** ** about ** *****. **** includes ******* ** *** door; ******* **** ******; frame *** **** ****; hardware ************; ***** *** hardware ***********; ******** ************* for *** ****; *******."
  • "** *****. ** ******** to *** ******** * hrs *** **** ******, this *** **** ******* a ******* ** ** run ***** *** ***** line. "
  • "*** *** ***** *** estimated *** ****"
  • "** *** *** ******** rate ** ** ***** (2 *** *** * hours) *** ***** ****."

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

*** ********** ** ** integrator ***** ******* ***** of ******** *** ****** the *****.

*** *******, **** *********** said **** '***'* ** this **** ** ****' on **** *********** ******** like **********, *** **** lower ********* ***** **** a ******* ***** ** work ** ******* ********** aspects **** ****** ********* include.

* ******* ******* ***** of **** ********** ***** locations, ***** *****, *** special ********** ** ******* impacts ***** **** ******* a ****** ******** ** end-users *** *** **** establish ********* ********** **** certain ************ **** *** help ***-***** ****** ********** the **** ********.

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

***** **: * ******** commercial ********** ****** **** with ******** ****** *** glass ***** ** **** sides *** ***** *** door.

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

**** ******** *** ***** you ** ******* ****** control ** **** ****, including * ******, **********, door ******** ******, *** an ******** ******.

*** **** ******** ** you ******** *** ********** access ****? ***?

*******:*** **** ** *** answers ** ~*.************* **** ********. *** mode ** * *****.**** **% ** *** responses **** ******* *.* to *.*********.

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******** ****** *** ****** applications, **** **** ** opening ** ********* ** install. *** ******* ****:

"***** *********** *** *** some ** *** ******** locations ** **** ****."

******* *****: *** **** Variable

*** **** ********** ********* cost ****** ** ******* wire **** *** **** type's **** ******** ******. This ******* ******** ******** and ***** **** **** or ***** **** ** 'fish' ****** ******* ***** spots ******** ** **** glass *** *** **** cable:

  • "******* **** ******* ******** and ********** ******* *** be * ****, ** an ***** **** ** be ****. "
  • "******* *** ***** **** take * *****. "
  • "** ***** **** **** time ** ***** *** cabling **** *** ****** and *** ******* **** mold ** *** ********. "
  • "***** ***** ***** *** somewhat ***** ********* ********** when ******* *****."
  • "***** ** **** ******** May ******* *** **** or ****** ****** *** the ******* ** *** pic ** **** *** require ********** **** ** get ** *** **********."
  • "* *** ** ******* to **** **** ****. "
  • "*** ** * **** to **** *** ******** door *********."
  • "******** *** **** *********** is *** *** ** the **** *** ** the *** ***** *** controller **** ** ******* as **** ** *** amount ** **** ** get ****** **** ** door *** ** *** glass ********."
  • "**** ********* ** *** Cables"
  • "******* **** **** *** frame **** ** *****"
  • "******* *** **** ****** can **** **** **** depending **** *** ***** level ** *** *********."
  • "*'* ******** ** ***** for ****. *** ******* factor **** ** ******* for **** ********. ** would **** ** ***** down ** *** ********** frames"

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

**** ***** **** ********** hardware/ **** ******** ************ would **** ** ****** to ******* ****** ** it:

  • "*** **** **** ** add * ****** ** some **** ** ****** device ** ** **** to *** *** **** the ****** ** ******."
  • "** **** ** *** a **** ****** *** a ****** **** ****** release. ***** * **** secure ******** ******."
  • "**** ****** *** ******* the ******** ** * push ****** ** **** appears ** ** * fixed *** **** *** picture *** **** **** a ********* ***** **** it ***."
  • "** ***** *** ****** a **** ***** ****** with *********** ** *** a **** *** **** device *** ********** *** strike ."
  • "* ** ******** * push ****** *** ******** strike ***** **** ** located."
  • "***** **** *** ****** door ******** **** **** to ** ******* ******** only * ****/ ********."
  • "********* * ***** ** run *****, ****** ******** Adams **** ********, *** in ********** ******** **** electric ****** *** **** paddle."
  • "********* *****/***** ********** ** install * **** ****** (replacing *** ***** **** on *** ******). "

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

****, ** ******** ****** hollow, ***** ******* ****** door ** * ***** wall:

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

**** ******** *** ***** you ** ******* ****** control ** **** ****, including * ******, **********, door ******** ******, *** an ******** ******.

*** **** ******** ** you ******** *** ********** access ****? ***?

*******:*** **** ** *** answers ** ~*.************ **** ********. *** mode ** * *****.**% ** *** ********* fell ******* *.* ** 8.0********.

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

*** ** *** **** common ******** *** ******* or *** *** **** frame *** ********** **** concrete, ** ** ***** raceway *** *********. ** concrete ** ****, ** is ******, **** ********** labor ** **** ** drill ****** *** ***** can ******* ****** ****:

  • "** ** ****** * poured ******** **** ***** and **** **** * bit **** ********* **** the ***** ****** ***** storefront ."
  • "** *** ***** ****** or ** ** ******** filled? "
  • "**** ****** **** ******* brick *** ******** ****** requiring ***** **** ** cut ****** **, ***** reader, *** ******* ** needed."
  • "*********** **** ****** ** a *** ****** ** the ***** ** **** likely ****** **** ********."
  • "** *** ***** ** concrete ******, **** **** more ****, ** **** need ***** ** *** surface."
  • "* ***** ****** ********* that *** ***** ** filled **** ****** / Concrete"
  • "** *** ***** ** full ** ******** **** would **** ** *** 4 **** *****. * have **** ***** ***** of ****** **** *** without ******** *** ***** need ** **** ****."
  • "***** ******** ********* ** if ***** ** ****** concrete ** ******."
  • "**** ***** ***** ****** with ******** - ****** it * *********."
  • "***** ** ******** ****** door ***** ***** ***** take ****** ** ******* strike."
  • "** ***** ****** ** whether *** ***** ** filled **** ******** ** not."
  • "*****, **** ******* ***** I ****** *** **** this *******. ** *** door ***** ******** ******?"

Conduit *****

******* ****** ** *** inside **** *******, ******* or *** ** ** masonry *****, ******* *** stud ************, ** * continuation ** *** ******* bricks.

**** ****** ******** ****** potential **** *** ******* mount ******* ** ****** to **** ** *********:

  • "** ******** **** ***** required ** ******* **** conduit? "
  • "**'* ******** **** ***** due ** ****** ****** to *** ******* ** the ******. *******, ** everything ** ********* *** metal ***** **** *** not ** ***** *********."
  • "**** ******* ** ******** to ******* *** ******?"
  • "*** * ***** *** mounting ** ******** ******* box *** ******* ** the ******** **** ***'* furred ***. "
  • "*** ****** ****. ******* needed ****** ** **** ceiling? "
  • "*** ****** * **** where * *** ****** works *** ** ******* and **** ** **** nice **** **** ****."
  • "* ***** **** ** know **** *** **** if *** ****** ***** allow ******* ******* ******. I ******* *** ******* on *** ******* *** would *********** **** ** I *** ******** ******* this *******."
  • "**** ** ** ******* on *** ******, **** tell **** ******** ******* but * **** ****** it **** **** ** be ******* ** *******. "

******** **** ****** ****, With ******

*** **** ****, * typical **** **** ** drywall/stud **** **** **** tile ******** *** *** scenario:

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

**** ******** *** ***** you ** ******* ****** control ** **** ****** door, ********* * ******, controller, **** ******** ******, and ** ******** ******.

*** **** ******** ** you ******** *** ********** access ****? ***?

*******:*** **** ** *** answers ** ~*.************ **** ********. *** mode ** * *****.**** **% ** *** responses **** ******* *.* to *.*********.

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Uncomplicated ****

******* ********* **** ****** for **** ****, *** many ******** ********* *** ease ** ******* **** the ****:

  • "******** ****** ***** **** to ** *** ******* to ******* **** *** fewest **** ******."
  • "*** * **** **** so **** ******. * would ******** ** * man *****. **** *** with *** ****."
  • "* *****. ****** ******** door."
  • "***** **** ** **** door ** ** ****** an ****** **** ********* walls *** **** *******."
  • "* - * *** drop ******* *** ***** path *** ****** ********** door + ********* *** installation."
  • "*-*****. ** ********* *** this **** ***** ** average *** ******* ******** door **** ******* *** commissioning."
  • "****, **** *******, ****** door *****."
  • "****** ** * ********** easy *******. "
  • "**** ** ** **** door *** ** ****** have * ******** *********** lock ***** *****."
  • "** ******* ** ****** so **** ** *** simplest **** **** ** them ***."
  • "**** ** ****** ****, installation **** ** ******."

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

**** ******* ******* ** a ********** **** ****** - *******. ******* *** the ******** *** ***** access ******* ******, ******* wires *** ******* ********** is * *********** **** and ***** ************ / **** ****** Locks* **** ********* ******:

  • "*** ***** ** *** cables ***** **** **** than *****."
  • "*** * ******** **** of **** ************, *** an ******* ******** **** I ***** ****** *** techs ** *** *** to ******* ***** (******* inside ******* **********) *** door ********, ********* *********** of *** ********** - 16 ***."
  • "* ***** ** **** run ***'* ********* ****."
  • "******* * ***** *** door **** - ********, running ***** ** ******."
  • " *** *** ***** predict *** ***** ******** of * ********, ** this ***** ***** *** up ***** *********. ****** frames *** ****** ** get ***** ** ** this ***** ******* ** a ******** ****** ******* door."
  • "* ***. * *** to *** ******* ** place, **** ** ********* and ****."
  • "** *****, * *****. If ******** ** ** option, * *****."
  • "** ***** *** ******** feet ******* *****..."
  • "******** ** ********** ******* (comm. *******) ***** ****** a ***."
  • "* ***** **** ** allow ******* **** *** strike *** ** ** other *****. **** **** ceiling ****** ***** **** access *** **** ******* in *******."

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

** **** ****** * set ** ****** ***** located ** * ******* facility:

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

**** ******** *** ***** you ** ******* ****** control ** * *** unfinished ******* ******** **** double ****, ********* * reader, **********, **** ******** sensor, *** * *******.

*** **** ******** ** you ******** *** ********** access ****? ***?

*******:*** **** ** *** answers ** ~**.************ **** ********. *** mode ** * *****.**% ** *** ********* fell ********.* ** *.*********.

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

**** ******* *** "******* AUTOMATIC ****" ******** **** on *** ***** *** described *** *********** **** the ********* ******** *********:

  • "**** *** ********* ********. This **** ** ********** with *** ****** ******* system *** ******* ********* and *** ******* ***** to *** ********* ** the ******** . **** this **** **** **** have ** ** ********** in *** **** ***** . *** ***** ****** take **** . "
  • "** ** ** *****. Installing ******** **** **** and *********** **** ******** opener *** * ******* requires * ******* ** exit. **** **** ** have ** ********* ******** with *** **** *****."
  • "**** **** *** ** auto-opener ** **. ** requires ********** *********. **** would ** * "********" door **** * *****. 32 *****. * **********, 8 *******, ** ** the ****."
  • " ***** ** ** automatic ****** ** **** door ** * ****** extra **** ***** ** required ** *********."
  • "********** **** *********** **** automatic ********."
  • "** ***** ** ***** and ************ **** **** operator *******."
  • "******* ******* *********** **** fire ***** *********** **** door ********."
  • "* ***** **** *** maglock *** **** ******."

Hospital ********

****** ***** *** **** location, ** * ******* facility, ***** ****** ****** cost *** ** ******* cleaning ********* *** ******** coordination:

  • "**** ********* ** * few ******* ***** **** its * ********. ******* based ** **** *** photo ***** * ***. 1 ****** **** ***** not ***** ***** ********* and **** *******. ******* there *** **** ********* rules ** * ********. We *** **** ** have * **** **** or **** ********** *******. This **** *** ******* after ***** ****. ********* are * **** ********* animal *** ******* ******* there *** *********** ***** ceiling ********** ** **** as ****/*** ************."
  • "**** ***** * ******** there **** ** ********* to ****** *** **** takes ****. "
  • "***** ***** ** *********** with *** ****** *** because ******* ******** ***** like **** **** ** have **** ******* ******* delays ** ************."
  • "**** ** ******** ** this **** ******** - delays, **** **** ************ Intercom ******* *** **** - ********* **** ****** and **** ***** ********* PIN/Prox ********* **** ***********"
  • "******** ******** *** *** most ********* ******** **** electrified ********** *** ******** lock ********, *** ***** 1 **** ***** ******* with ***** *** ********, FA *********, *** *********, etc., *** ** ******* the ******* ** ** the ****** ** * major ******* ******** *** hard ** *** **, noise ************, ***** *******, certifications, ***."
  • "***** * ******** * would **** ** *****, 16 *** *** ******** work *** * *** risk ***********, ***** ******* permits, **** ******** **** for ***** *** **** inspections."
  • "*** **** **** *** in * ******** ******, possibly * ******** ***** that ******* **** *** equipment ** ******** ** prep *** **** *** sanitary *******."
  • "******* ************ ** *** mag **** ***** **** time. ****, ***** * birthing ******, ****** ********** time ** ****** ** block *** **** *** dust ******* *** ********* the ******* ****. "
  • "** *** **** ** have * **** **** or **** ********** *******."

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

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

**** ******** *** ***** you ** ******* ****** control ** ***** **********, including *** ******* (*** per *********), **********(*), *** interfacing **** *** ********* operator */* ****** ** lock/unlock ** *** **** reads.

*** **** ******** ** you ******** *** ********** access ****? ***?

*******:*** **** ** *** answers ** ~**.************* **** ********. *** mode ** ** *****.

*** **** *** *** mode ****** **** *** other ********* (** ** hours), *** ******* ****** of ******** *********** ******* an ******** *** *******, with ~**% ** ********* declining ** **** ** estimate *** ** **** of *********** **** ********* work.

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Cable *********

*** **** *********** ******* detail *** **** ** the ******* *** ******* or *** *** ********** cabling ** ******** *** accessible *** *** ********** work:

  • "******* ***** ***** ****** on *** ******** **** turnstile ** ******** ** controller, *** **** *** interior ** *** ******** is ****. (*** **** conduit, ** ** **** to ******?"
  • "**** ******** **** ******** acceptable ******* *** ****** and *****? "
  • "******* ** ** *** are *** *** ********* or ***. "
  • "** ***** ****** ** if ***** ******** ********* in *******."
  • "** *****, ***** ********* to *** *****. ***** are * **** ****."

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

****** ******* **** ** not ********* ** ********* work *** ***** **** on *** *** ** give ** ******** **** could ***** ************* ********** due ** ************:

  • "** ********** **** **********."
  • "*****, * **** *** really **** ****** ********** to ****** **** * good **** *** *** price. * ***** *** at ***** * ***** per *********, *** **** for *** ****!"
  • "** ******'* *** ****. Not ** *** **********."
  • "** ****. *** ** application * ** ******** with."
  • "** **** ***** **** this... ** * *** to ******** ****, * am ******** ****, *** I ***** *** ** to ** *****."
  • "** ****... ***** **-** hours? **** *** **** a *********"
  • "* ** *** ******* installations ** **** *********."
  • "*****'* *** **** **** with *** **********. *'* estimate * ***-***** *** turnstile."
  • "** ***'* **** *** experience **** *****. "
  • "** ******’* ** ** that ** ****** *** expertise."
  • "*****, ***'* ** **********."

Comments (3)

**** ******* ******* ** different *******'* *******.

***** ** ***** ** access ******* ************* * can ******* **** *** estimates ****** ***** *** experience *** *******. **, too, **** ******** ***** we ***** ***** *** then ******** ********* ** levels ** ********** ******** during *** ******.

*** ****** * ** surprised *** *** ********* is *** "***** ****" if *** ****** ***** full **** ****** (**** contact & ***). *** per **** ***** ***** increases ** **% *** this *******, ***** ******** the **** ***, **** contact *** *** ************, additional ***********/******* & *************.

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* ****** **** **** is **** *******. * look ******* ** ****** into *** ****** **** a **** ***. * am ********* ** *** survey ********* *** *** permitting, ********, **********, ***? Depending **** *** ************, this *** ** ****-********* and ******** *********. ***** you *** *** ****!

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***** ****!

* ** ********* ** the ****** ********* *** any **********, ********, **********, etc?

**** *** *** ***** for ** *** ******** -only *** ******** ******** were ***** ***** **** a *********** ** ************ items- ** ** *******, these ***** *** *** part ** *** *******.

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