Access Control Basics Quiz

Tests fundamental knowledge that even a junior person involved in electronic access control should know.


What is the purpose of the Door Controller?

2 Which option below is NOT an example of an access credential?*

What is the purpose of a Reader?

4 Which option below IS a primary function of Access Management Software?*

Which option below best describes how a maglock operates?

6 How does a proximity-type credential work?*

Almost every mechanical lock can be converted for use in access control by using a solenoid retrofit kit.


Because of the 100 meter limitation of ethernet links, which device below is best to increase communication distance to far doors or gates 3 miles away or greater?

9 Which option below best describes the term "Fail Safe" as it applies to locks?*

What is the name of the feature that detects whether or not the door is locked?

11 What scenario below describes the risk of 'Tailgating'?*

How does an IP Door Controller get it's power?


Modern readers are typically backward compatible with all credentials made since November 2001.


*Required question