Course Description

Access Control

Hi-Tech Training

An effective Access Control System can form an integral part of an effective security system. Our course is designed to give participants a practical knowledge of the operation and installation of Access Control Systems at a foundation level. Our experience has taught us, that in order to gain the required skills, a large percentage of this training course should be dedicated to building, setting-up, testing and trouble-shooting faults using core elements of modern systems. At the end of the course an interested and hardworking participant will have a good solid foundation knowledge of what access control is all about.


This practically based course is designed to give participants a practical knowledge of the operation and installation at a foundation level. Each module of the training program is backed-up by practical exercises, demonstrations and course materials. These training methods give the participant a greater grasp of the practical aspects of the industry and provides them with the “Hands-On” experience and confidence which are essential for success.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental elements that make up an Access Control System.
  • Fit the principal components of a stand-alone system and networked systems.
  • Connect and programme a card, keypad and proximity stand alone system.
  • Effectively connect up, test and fault-find system elements.
  • Identify issues associated with Access Control Systems.
  • Have an awareness of the changing technology and it’s impact on the industry

 Course Content

  • Access Control Systems: – Introduction, principles, uses and applications.
  • Elements of basic and advanced, insecure and secure Access systems.
  • Stages of Access Control: – Identification, Decision, Action.
  • Control Components: – Reader, Keypad, Receiver, Lock.
  • Terms: – magnetic strip, proximity, biometrics, card-free access, readers and tokens.
  • Potential weakness and vulnerability of poor system design.
  • Standalone, Networked and Computer based systems.
  • Locks: – Mechanical and electromechanical, mortise and rim release units.
  • Use of timers and timed zones within access control systems.
  • Storing information gathered by an access control system.
  • Cables: – Types, uses, and applications, Power Supply Units.
  • Fault-finding techniques. Relevant standards and issues, Changing technology and keeping updated.


  • Having been successful in TWO examinations (one written, one practical) the participant will receive a Hi-Tech Training Certificate.
  • Please note: –  participants who have attended the Hi-Tech Training courses in Alarm Installation and Digital, Text & Voice Communicators may sit the QQI written examination leading to QQI – Level 5 Component Award – Intruder Alarm & Access Control (5N1776) on the last training session of this course.

College Name Hi-Tech Training
Course Category Electrical Installation, Science & the Built Environment
Course Type Practical
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dublin, UK
Location Postcode Dublin 1
Delivery mode Classroom based
Course Start Date 21st March 2020
Course Fee 0.00
Course Duration 6 x 3 hour training sessions
Title of Awarding Hi-Tech Training Certificate
Career Path Electronic Security Equipment Installation
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4 North Great Georges Street, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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