Access Control Job Walk Guide

By Brian Rhodes, Published Apr 11, 2022, 10:55am EDT (Info+)

A pre-bid access control job walk can save substantial money and help avoid serious issues with the bidding process if you know what to look and ask for.

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This detailed guide goes step-by-step explaining what to look for and ask, including key issues, such as:

  • The 4 key tools you need to take with you
  • The 3 details you must note when reviewing each door
  • The 4 things to look for in access networking
  • The 6 parts of access systems that are typically reusable

Finally, we conclude with a 5 question quiz to test your knowledge.

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Network ******* ** **** ***

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Panels/Power ********/*******

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Upgrades *** ****** ********

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Door ***********

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***** ******* ** *** ** ******* ****** Controllers**** *** **** ** *********** ****** controllers.

Reusable *****

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  • *******:*****, ****, *******, ** **** ********** are ***** ******** ** ********* ** controllers ** ******* ** **** *******.
  • *****: ***** ***-******* **** ***** ******** and ***** ******** **** ***** ****** always ********.
  • **** ******** ********:****** ******* **** ******* **/** ******* conditions *** ********* ********** **** ****** systems.
  • **** ***********: *******, ** *** ********* ******* are **********, **** ******** *********** ***** are ** ****, ******* ********** *** format ***** **** *** ****** ********* is * ******* ****.

Converting *********

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*** ******* ******, *** ** **** cases, *********** ******** *********** ***** **** be ****, *** ******** * *** hours *********** * ********** ******* *** save ******** ** ***** ******** *** same **** **** *** *******.

How ** *** *** ********

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