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ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS SAQA Unit Standard – 244325

Course Duration – 8 Days – 6 Credits

Demonstrate an understanding of Electronic Access Control


Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:


SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1

Demonstrate an understanding of electronic access control systems.


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1

Electronic access control systems are described according to their purpose and operational requirements.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Operational requirements may include but are not limited to functional requirements, manufacturer's specifications, health and safety.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2

Terminology associated with electronic access control systems is used in the correct context.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Terminology must include but is not limited to anti-pass back, access levels, time zones.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

Electronic access control components are described in terms of their functionality in an application.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4

Requirements for an electronic access control application are described with examples.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5

Data transmission types are described in terms of their advantages, disadvantages, limitations and uses.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Data transmission types may include but are not limited to RS-232, RS-485, Ethernet, Cable, and Fibre Optics.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6

Integration to third party applications is described in terms of advantages and disadvantages.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Integration may include but not limited to time and attendance, payroll.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2

Determine electronic access control requirements.


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1

Equipment requirements are determined in order to meet the application.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2

Functional requirements are determined in order to meet the application.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Functional requirements may include but are not limited to user levels, anti-pass back, zoning, groups, access levels, time zones, areas.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

The reasons and methods of documenting the equipment and functional requirements are explained to facilitate the design process.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4

The reasons for system administrator training are explained to ensure continued operation of the system.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Training may include but is not limited to adding users, setting access levels, setting up reports and enabling anti-pass back.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3

Describe the legislation that governs the electronic access control environment.


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1

The application of electronic access control at emergency exits is described in terms of current legislation and safety requirements.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2

The requirements for accessibility to accommodate the physically challenged are described in terms of legislation and health and safety prescripts.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

The reasons for override systems are described in terms of legislation and safety requirements.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Override systems may include but are not limited to "all door access", emergency doors, lift controllers, mechanical/electronic overrides, glass-breaks.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4

Override systems operation is explained in terms of legislation and safety criteria.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Legislation also includes local government fire regulations.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4

Demonstrate an understanding of locking systems in an electronic access control environment.


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1

Types of doors are described in terms of their application.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Door types may include but are not limited to Metal, Wood, Glass, Emergency, Sliding, Double doors, Tip-up, Roll-up, Radial (swing), Revolving doors and various types of gates.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2

Types of locks are described in terms of their application.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Lock types may include but are not limited to Magnetic, Solenoid, Electric, Strike and Motorised.

 


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

Lock operation is described in terms of application.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Lock operation may include but is not limited to Power supply, Brackets, Mountings, Inward/Outward opening, Left and Right Opening.

 


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