Test Your Skills With Locking Hardware

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Hardware Quizzes & Trivia

SDM Magazine 5-Minute Tech Quiz, September 2013


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    It is more acceptable to permit someone to enter that is not authorized than to prevent someone from entering that is authorized.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Mag locks are fail secure, and strikes are fail secure.

    • B. 

      Strikes are fail safe, and mag locks are fail safe.

    • C. 

      Mag locks are fail secure, and strikes are fail safe.

    • D. 

      Strikes are fail secure, and mag locks are fail safe.

  • 3. 
    A door status switch is used to determine if a door is open or closed, but on advanced access control systems the door status switch may also be used for
    • A. 

      Sensing when the door has been opened after an approved entry request in order to relock the door ahead of the programmed time.

    • B. 

      Alerting authorities that an improper entry has been obtained.

    • C. 

      Both a. and b.

    • D. 

      Neither a. nor b. It is only for determining door status.

  • 4. 
    Anti-passback is used to prevent patrons of a subway system from going into and then back out of the same turnstile.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The standard used for door-locking hardware is approved by which of the following:
    • A. 

      CSAA

    • B. 

      ESA

    • C. 

      ANSI

    • D. 

      PANSY

    • E. 

      NPFA

  • 6. 
    Panic hardware that has egress control associated with it must allow the door to release within no more than one minute.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A sheer lock is most commonly used on buildings when a fire alarm system is present.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Rim

    • B. 

      Cam

    • C. 

      Latch Keeper

    • D. 

      Mortar

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      1

  • 10. 
    Burglary-resistant, electronic-locking devices are listed under the UL standard
    • A. 

      1023

    • B. 

      1034

    • C. 

      1610

    • D. 

      867

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Dynamic

    • B. 

      Torch

    • C. 

      Static

    • D. 

      Tool

  • 12. 
    Because all electric strikes are governed by a UL standard, they all fit into the exact same space in every type of door.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Access control systems usually operate on either 12vdc or 24vdc power. Which of the following is a true statement:
    • A. 

      12VDC systems are more efficient.

    • B. 

      12VDC systems draw more current, but they can be run over a longer distance of wire.

    • C. 

      24VDC systems can run longer distances than 12VDC systems and draw less current.

    • D. 

      24VDC run shorter distances than 12VDC systems, but they draw less current.

  • 14. 
    An AC strike will buzz when activated and a DC strike will click.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Upon activation of a fire alarm system
    • A. 

      All locks to the building must perform as designed with no relation to the fire alarm system.

    • B. 

      Mag locks must release and strikes may remain engaged, depending on jurisdiction.

    • C. 

      All locks must release.

    • D. 

      Only doors used by the fire department must release so they have free ingress to the building.