Standard for Access Control (UL 294)

By Brian Rhodes, Published Sep 03, 2013, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

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

*** ***** ** ** *** [**** no ****** *********] ****** ***** ******* ** Access ******* *******: 

  • ************ (************)
  • ***********
  • *********

***********, *** ***** ** ** *** is * ****** ********, ***** ******* proves **** ****** ********** *** ** assembled *** ******* ******** ******* ******. In *** **** ** ****** *******, this ** * **** ****** **** validating ******* **** *** ***** **** or ***** - ** ******* **** the ****** **** *** **** *** safety ** ****** ****** ** ***** using *** ******.

** ********* *****, **** ***** ***** will *** ************ **** ****** *** keep ****** ** ****'* *** **** during * ***********. *** ** ******** subjects **** ******* ****** ** * range ** ******* ******** ** **** the ********* **** ******** **** ************ from:

  • *** (**** **): ************ **** **** ********* **** not ****** * ****** ****** ****** (recommended) ******* ** *** (********, *********)
  • **** **: **** **** **********, ******* **** controllers ******* ********** **** **** *****/*********** systems 
  • **** ***: ****** ******* 

* ** *** **** ** * 'extra ****' *** ****** *** ***** to '*****' ***** ********* ** ****, and ** ****** ** * '**** of *********' **** ******** ** ****** specifications *********** ********* **** *** ** *********.

The ****

***** ***********'* ***************** * ***** ** '** *******'**** *** ** *********** ** ******* different *********. ** *** **** ** UL ***, *** **** ***** **** this:

*** ** '******** ****' ******* **** to ******** **** ** ********* *********, burglar ******, ****** *******, *****, *** vaults.

Performance *****

** *** ******** ******* ***** **** evaluate *** **** ******* ********* ******** environments. ******* *** ********* ** ******** electrical, *************, *** ***** ***** **********, including:

  • ******** *******
  • ******** ******** (***********)
  • ********
  • ********* (**********)
  • **********
  • *********
  • ******* ***** (******* ******)
  • ******** ****** *********

***** *** ********* ************ *** *** not '*******' ** '*******' ************** ** might ***** ** *** *****. *** ***** methodology *** **** **** ******* ** the ****** ***** ******, *** *** resulting ***** ** ***** ** **** ****** of ******** *********** **** ***** * (lowest ***** ******** *********) ** ***** IV (******* ***** ******** *********). 

**********

*******, *** *** ***** *** ******** of ** ****** ******** **** ***** the ***** ** ** ***. *** areas ******** **** *** ***** *******:

  • ******* ******/********: *** ***** ***** "*** ******** of ****** **** ** *** ********* by **** ********", *** **** "**** standard **** *** ***** ** ************* computer ********* **** ** *** ********* for ********* ** *** ****** ******* system..."
  • ********* *********: *****, *** ***** ******* "***** an ****** ******* ********* ***/** ****** incorporates *** ******** *** ********* ** a ******* ***** ******* ****, *** requirements ** *** ******** *** *********** Burglar ***** ***** *** *******, ** 1076, ***** **** *****"

**** ** ********* ** **** **** careless ***** *** ******* **** "*** Access ********* ***** ** ** *** Certified", ******* **** ** ********** *** possible. ***** **** ** ***** ********** aspects ******* *** ***** ** *** standard.

Large ****** ********

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*******, ************* ** **** ** * component *****, *** ***** *** ** gaps ** * *****'* *********. ** UL *** ********** ** ******** ** a ******, ***** ******** ********* **** be ******* *** **********, ** ***** is ** '******' *************.

******* *** ******** ******** *** ******* deployments (certification, ******* ** ****** ** *** a ********** ****** *** *******-*******************.

Prime ***

********** ** *** '******' *********, ****** ************* *** ************ *********, *** ** ********* **** ** exclude***-**************** **** **************. ** *** ********** is *** ********* *** ****** *********, and **** ******* ****** *** **** of ************* ********** **** ***** ********* are *** **** ****** *** ****** government, *************, *** ******** ********* ***** 294 ** ******** *****. 

********, ***** *** ****'* ******* '******' that ******* *** ****, *** **** remains ** *** ***** ********** ** install **** ** *** ******* ******* to ****** **** ** ** *** certification.

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