Standard for Access Control (UL 294)

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Sep 03, 2013

Few specifications are seen more commonly in access control than UL 294. However, aside from seeing it in print, very few understand what it means. In this note, we break apart and define this spec, describing why it is a vital part of many Access RFPs.

A Standard Defined

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