Opening Up About Access Control Installations

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  • 1. 
    The Code requires your installation be done in a “neat and workmanlike manner.” The best way to accomplish this is to ______.
    • A. 

      A. run all access control cables parallel to existing Class 1 circuits

    • B. 

      B. mechanically protect exposed wires where necessary and properly strap cables

    • C. 

      C. run all cables in conduit

    • D. 

      D. neatly zip-tie your wires to existing conduit

  • 2. 
    You are replacing an antiquated access control system with wiring that is not NRTL listed. What must you do with the old wiring? 
    • A. 

      A. remove all abandoned cable

    • B. 

      B. label any wiring left in place for future use

    • C. 

      C. either A or B

    • D. 

      D. both A and B

  • 3. 
    Access control system wiring does not have to abide by the conduit fill requirements of the National Electrical Code because it is low voltage.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 4. 
    The design of an access control system cannot include the integration of cameras due to privacy concerns.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 5. 
    Electric strikes are considered “fail secure” because they ______.
    • A. 

      A. require a manual release only

    • B. 

      B. keep everyone safe during an emergency

    • C. 

      C. do not allow egress under any circumstances without power applied

    • D. 

      D. remain locked when power fails

  • 6. 
    The ______ specifies the requirements for Special Locking Arrangements.
    • A. 

      A. National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code

    • B. 

      B. authority having jurisdiction

    • C. 

      C. Life Safety Code

    • D. 

      D. National Electrical Code

  • 7. 
    A shear lock is a lock ______. 
    • A. 

      A. designed for applications where the strike plate travels past the magnet during normal door operation

    • B. 

      B. that uses a special pin for security called a sheer pin

    • C. 

      C. that stops the door at a predetermined location, preventing it from swinging in both directions

    • D. 

      D. only on glass doors

  • 8. 
    Delayed egress locks are permitted on occupancies considered ______.  
    • A. 

      A. no hazard

    • B. 

      B. high hazard

    • C. 

      C. low and ordinary hazard

    • D. 

      D. both B and C

  • 9. 
    Doors shall unlock upon actuation of which of the following:
    • A. 

      A. approved, supervised automatic sprinkler system

    • B. 

      B. a heat detector of a fire alarm system

    • C. 

      C. smoke detectors of an approved fire alarm system

    • D. 

      D. any of the above

  • 10. 
    Loss of power to the part of the access control system that locks fail secure strikes shall automatically unlock the doors in the direction of egress
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 11. 
    It is unacceptable to install an access control system that is connected to and part of the client’s IT infrastructure.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 12. 
    Access control systems do not provide for subscription services to generate additional RMR.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 13. 
    Delayed egress access control means:
    • A. 

      A. hunker down in place until advised to leave

    • B. 

      B. emergency personnel withhold response until a situation has been verified

    • C. 

      C. fire alarms do not release door automatically

    • D. 

      D. doors will open after a preset time when pressure is applied to the exit device

  • 14. 
    PoE is now a perfectly reliable installation method for access control equipment.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 15. 
    The architect designing an access control system for a Class I, Division 1 facility refused to allow the installation of an electric strike. Why?
    • A. 

      A. the AHJ said it would prevent free egress from the facility

    • B. 

      B. the strike was noisy and consumed more power than a maglock

    • C. 

      C. a spark from the solenoid activation could cause an explosion

    • D. 

      D. All of the above

  • 16. 
    Define a distributed access control system.