Put Your Access Control Knowledge To The Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The 2017 National Electrical Code no longer requires elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators or moving walk driving machines in a room or space that is secured against unauthorized access.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The ADA Standards for the Unobstructed Forward Reach require that devices be no higher than _______ in. and not lower than _______ in. above the finish floor or ground.
    • A. 

      54/15

    • B. 

      60/24

    • C. 

      48/15

    • D. 

      48/24

  • 3. 
    Wiring installed in conduit for an access control system does not require following the conduit fill requirements of the National Electrical Code because it is low voltage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The design of a quality access control system must ______.
    • A. 

      Keep unauthorized people out

    • B. 

      Allow proper access to authorized personnel without delay

    • C. 

      Follow fire egress requirements

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Biometric readers are the simplest readers to install since no devices must be distributed to the users.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Standard hardwired readers require ______.
    • A. 

      Four wires, 16/2 and 18/2

    • B. 

      Five wires

    • C. 

      Only data since they are passive

    • D. 

      Nothing less than 16AWG wire

  • 7. 
    Central intelligence and distributed intelligence are terms that refer to the ______.
    • A. 

      Reader

    • B. 

      Control panel

    • C. 

      Computer

    • D. 

      Computer and control panel, respectively

  • 8. 
    According to NFPA 101, in an assembly occupancy, delayed egress locks ______.
    • A. 

      Are not permitted on any door

    • B. 

      Shall be permitted on doors other than the main entrance/exit door

    • C. 

      Shall not be permitted on any doors other than the main entrance/exit door

    • D. 

      Are not covered by NPFA 101 and this is a trick question

  • 9. 
    Electric strikes are normally wired for ______.
    • A. 

      Manual release only

    • B. 

      Fail safe

    • C. 

      Fail secure

  • 10. 
    Doors in the means of egress ______ permitted to be equipped with an approved access control system complying with ______.
    • A. 

      Shall not be/NFPA 72

    • B. 

      Shall be/NFPA 101

    • C. 

      May be/NFPA 101

    • D. 

      Shall not be/NFPA 101

  • 11. 
    Doors for an electrical vault are not permitted to be equipped with which of the following devices to provide egress from the vault?
    • A. 

      Deadbolt lock

    • B. 

      Panic bars

    • C. 

      Pressure plates

    • D. 

      Other devices that are normally latched but that open under simple pressure

  • 12. 
    Locks that are designed for applications where the strike plate travels past the magnet during normal door operation are referred to as ______.
    • A. 

      Fail safe

    • B. 

      Fail secure

    • C. 

      Shear

    • D. 

      Maglocks

  • 13. 
    Delayed egress locks are permitted on occupancies considered
    • A. 

      No hazard

    • B. 

      High hazard

    • C. 

      Low and ordinary hazard

    • D. 

      B and C

  • 14. 
    The ______ specifies the requirements for special locking arrangements.
    • A. 

      National Fire Alarm Code

    • B. 

      Authority Having Jurisdiction

    • C. 

      Life Safety Code

  • 15. 
    Doors shall unlock upon actuation of which of ______.
    • A. 

      An approved, supervised automatic sprinkler system

    • B. 

      A heat detector of a fire alarm system

    • C. 

      Smoke detectors of an approved fire alarm system

    • D. 

      Any of the above

  • 16. 
    Loss of power to the part of the access control system that locks the doors shall automatically unlock the doors in the direction of egress
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Manual activation of a release device shall result in the doors being unlocked ______. 
    • A. 

      Until manually reset

    • B. 

      At least 60 seconds

    • C. 

      No more than 60 seconds

    • D. 

      At least 30 seconds

  • 18. 
    Areas required by the NEC to be “readily accessible” are permitted to be behind an access control door.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    When installing any electrical equipment, which includes an access control system, the control equipment door must be able to open at least ______ deg.
    • A. 

      60

    • B. 

      90

    • C. 

      120

    • D. 

      137.5

  • 20. 
    Because access control systems are low voltage and pose no hazard to life or health as explained in Article 90 of the NEC, there is no need to comply with any of the requirements for wiring outlined in the 2017 edition of the National Electrical Code.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False