Course Descriptions

ASSA ABLOY is proud to offer the following educational courses covering ASSA ABLOY Electronic Security Hardware, Adams Rite and Alarm Controls product lines. These courses educates attendees on various levels of product/technical knowledge, selling techniques, site survey, and system design and product installation.

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Virtual Instructor-Led Training Classes

Access Control Hardware Selection

Topic: Access Control Hardware Selection

Duration: 2 hours

Certificate of Completion Eligible: Yes

Description: This class will take a step-by-step look at selecting the correct hardware needed to electronically access control openings. We will review the steps in the hardware selection process and what other information we need to know when selecting hardware. We will briefly discuss how codes affect our selection, as well as establish a basic understanding of mechanical and electronic hardware. This class is eligible for 2 credit hours: attendees may receive a certificate of completion (as requested).

Learning Objectives: By completing this course, attendees should be able to:

- Recognize examples of mechanical and electrical access control hardware.

- Describe necessary information collected during the site survey process.  
- Summarize building codes as they pertain to occupancy and fire-rated openings.
- Suggest possible access control hardware solutions to multiple use-case applications, occupancy uses, and surroundings.
- Discuss special considerations and hardware selection with an aluminum store-front opening and Herculite glass opening.

Adams Rite Product Applications

Topic: Adams Rite Product Applications

Duration: 2 hours

Certificate of Completion Eligible: Yes

Description: This course covers the application of Adams Rite mechanical and electrified locking products. Participants will cover the variety of locking solutions for aluminum doors, including mechanical deadbolts, dead-latches and panic exit devices along with electrified hardware products. This class is eligible for 2 credit hours: attendees may receive a certificate of completion (as requested).

Learning Objectives: By completing this course, attendees should be able to:

- Identify mechanical and electrical access control hardware offered by Adams Rite.

- Provide use-case examples/applications for Adams Rite solutions from each of the 6 product segments: Deadlocks, Deadlatches, Exit Devices, Trim, Electric Strikes, and Power.
- Discuss special considerations and hardware selection with an aluminum store-front opening.
- Suggest possible access control hardware solutions to multiple use-case applications, occupancy uses, and surroundings including Adams Rite products.

- Differentiate between properly installed Adams Rite hardware and poorly installed solutions.

Aperio Products and Applications

Topic: Aperio Products and Applications

Duration: 1 hour

Certificate of Completion Eligible: Yes

Description: This course covers the basics of Aperio technology, as well as applications and solutions best suited for Aperio and the ASSA ABLOY products that integrate Aperio technology. Get ready to expand your solutions! This class is eligible for 1 credit hour: attendees may receive a certificate of completion (as requested).

Learning Objectives: By completing this course, attendees should be able to:


- Recognize the Aperio technology and products available.
- Summarize product applications in a field environment.
- Identify the influences of Aperio technology operating properly.
- Discuss possible access control hardware solutions offered by ASSA ABLOY that integrate with Aperio technology to multiple use-case scenarios, functions, and surroundings.

Codes & Common Sense – NFPA 80 Fire Rated Assemblies

Topic: Codes & Common Sense – NFPA 80 Fire Rated Assemblies

Duration: 1 hour

Certificate of Completion Eligible: Yes

Description: This course is a review of the 'NFPA 80 Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives' with topics ranging from where we commonly find fire rated assemblies to understanding door hardware components. We'll also discuss when modifications can be made to a fire rated assembly and the addition of accessory products. Learners will also explore the 13 inspection items being checked by qualified inspectors for a fire-rated assembly. This class is eligible for 1 credit hour: attendees may receive a certificate of completion (as requested).

Learning Objectives: By completing this course, attendees should be able to:


- Recognize the 'NFPA 80 Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives.'
- List locations where we commonly find fire rated assemblies.
- Name the key components of a fire rated assembly.
- Identify the 13 steps to conducting an inspection of a fire-rated assembly to determine health of the assembly.

Electric Strike Selection

Topic: Electric Strike Selection

Duration: 1 hour

Certificate of Completion Eligible: Yes

Description:
In this course, we will review conducting a site survey to determine the correct electric strike for an application and what you need to know when selecting a strike. We will look at some applications and walk through steps to get to the "best" strike for the application. We will also explore common door hardware and what you need to know to select the strike design to work with it and “outside the box" options to consider. This class is eligible for 1 credit hour: attendees may receive a certificate of completion (as requested).


Learning Objectives: By completing this course, attendees should be able to:

- Recognize the key factors and considerations when selecting a strike for an application.
- Summarize building codes as they apply to electric strikes.
- Assess how to match a door lockset to an electric strike.
- Discuss what to do with a store-front opening and Herculite glass as hardware changes.
- Describe how ASSA ABLOY can support your strike selection decision making process.

Electromechanical Touchless Solutions and Applications

Topic: Electromechanical Touchless Solutions and Applications

Duration: 1 hour

Certificate of Completion Eligible: Yes

Description:
This course provides an in-depth look at what you need to know to create a touchless solution using hardware and accessories from Adams Rite, Alarm Controls, and ASSA ABLOY Electronic Security Hardware. During the training session, we'll review key considerations for going from mechanical to electrified hardware and switches to create a touchless or “touch-less” solution, like existing hardware, the door's function, the opening's surroundings, and, of course, codes. With an emphasis on real-world applications, this class adds context to the typical features/benefits product-centric conversation. This class is eligible for 1 credit hour: attendees may receive a certificate of completion (as requested).


Learning Objectives: By completing this course, attendees should be able to:

- Recognize the key factors and considerations when selecting a touchless solution for an application.
- Summarize building codes as they apply to hardware used in touchless applications.
- Suggest possible touchless hardware solutions to multiple use-case applications, occupancy uses, and surroundings.

Fundamentals of DC Electricity for Low Voltage

Topic: Fundamentals of DC Electricity for Low Voltage

Duration: 1 hour

Certificate of Completion Eligible: Yes

Description:
This course is an introduction to the basics of direct current (DC) electricity for low voltage contractors working on access control systems. We will be reviewing the basics of AC and DC, voltage, amperage, ohms, and continuity, including how to perform measurements with a multimeter. We will discuss basic circuits and the development of circuits, identifying normally open (NO) and normally closed (NC) circuits and common electronic hardware used. This class is eligible for 1 credit hour: attendees may receive a certificate of completion (as requested).


Learning Objectives: By completing this course, attendees should be able to:

- Define voltage, amperage, ohms, and continuity.
- Explain how and where to measure volts, amps, ohms, and continuity.

- Outline the process of how to use a multimeter to measure for volts, amps, ohms, and continuity.
- Identify normally open (NO) and normally closed (NC) circuits and hardware commonly used with each of those circuits.

IBC 2018 Electronic Locking Codes Review

Topic: IBC 2018 Electronic Locking Codes Review

Duration: 1 hour

Certificate of Completion Eligible: Yes

Description:
This course serves as an introduction to the International Code Council (ICC)/International Building Codes (IBC) 2018 Electronic Locking Hardware Codes. To begin, focus will be on delayed egress and codes for maglock installations, which will be followed by less common installations, such as controlled egress, stairwells, and elevator lobbies. We will identify key sections, chapters, sections, and appendices for future lookup and reference, as well as links to the online code books. This class is eligible for 1 credit hour: attendees may receive a certificate of completion (as requested).


Learning Objectives: By completing this course, attendees should be able to:

- Locate the ICC and NFPA Codes online.
- Provide a basic overview of delayed egress codes.
- Recall the two code standards when installing a maglock on a door to control access.
- Explain the basics of access control door setup up for controlled egress, stairwell, and elevator lobbies.

Maglocks – Selection & Applications

Topic: Maglocks – Selection & Applications

Duration: 1 hour

Certificate of Completion Eligible: Yes

Description:
In this class, we will discover the process of selecting the correct maglock based on the application. We will explore different openings and discuss installation challenges we may need to overcome. Codes for maglocks on access controlled doors will briefly be discussed. This course serves as the follow-up to 'Maglocks - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,' but prior attendance is not required to benefit from this course. This class is eligible for 1 credit hour: attendees may receive a certificate of completion (as requested).


Learning Objectives: By completing this course, attendees should be able to:

- Identify different types of maglocks and possible applications.
- Recognize selection factors when choosing a maglock for an application.
- Discuss tips and tricks for overcoming installation challenges in the field.
- Recall where to find the codes pertaining to the installation of a maglock at an opening.

Maglocks: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Topic: Maglocks: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Duration: 2 hours

Certificate of Completion Eligible: Yes

Description: This course will address some of the folklore, misconceptions and history of Maglocks.  It will display some of the reasons why agencies presented concerns about Maglocks and why the reasons are no longer valid if ever were true. Additionally this course will site why there was confusion in codes and compliance as well as how to take action to dispel those myths. This class is eligible for 2 credit hours: attendees may receive a certificate of completion (as requested).

Learning Objectives: By completing this course, attendees should be able to:

- Differentiate between properly installed maglocks and poorly installed solutions.
- Identify the various ways to install/mount maglocks using brackets and accessories.

- Describe access control hardware options for releasing a door secured by a maglock.

- Summarize building codes relating to maglocks as they pertain to egress and life safety requirements.

Powering Your Access Control System

Topic: Powering Your Access Control System

Duration: 1 hour

Certificate of Completion Eligible: Yes

Description:
This course is a review of the steps in the development of a circuit with the focus on the distribution board and the power supply. How do we get to the boards? Math is the answer! We will discuss different types of distribution and power supplies and consider the following questions: when would you select one board over another? How important is the fire relay? Do I really need it? This class is eligible for 1 credit hour: attendees may receive a certificate of completion (as requested).


Learning Objectives: By completing this course, attendees should be able to:

- Summarize the development process of an access control circuit.
- Explain to how to determine the amperage needed for a circuit.
- Recognize distribution boards offered by ASSA ABLOY.
- Differentiate between types of power supplies.
- Select the right board(s) to fit the power requirements of circuits(s).

Site Survey & Worksheet Review

Topic: Site Survey & Worksheet Review

Duration: 1 hour

Certificate of Completion Eligible: Yes

Description:
This course reviews the key considerations and items to identify when conducting a site survey by utilizing the provided site survey worksheet. The course will review and discuss 6 factors to consider prior to conducting a site survey, as well as selecting the most appropriate access control hardware based on collected information. The provided, complementary site survey worksheet will be woven into the presentation to demonstrate how this tool can be utilized during the site survey process. This class is eligible for 1 credit hour: attendees may receive a certificate of completion (as requested).

Learning Objectives: By completing this course, attendees should be able to:


- Identify the 6 critical items to consider before conducting a site survey.
- Follow the 6 step selection process of products and materials for each opening.
- Recognize how the provided site survey worksheet can be used as an aid when conducting a site survey.

Site Survey

Topic: Site Survey

Duration: 2 hours

Certificate of Completion Eligible: Yes

Description: This course covers the proper method of conducting a site survey to determine the best ASSA ABLOY products for the opening while meeting the customer’s needs. Discussion topics include codes & AHJ, walkthrough techniques, electronic locking system component selection – like power supply, locks, entry device and exit device selection - as well as system layout. Common errors, tips, and techniques will also be shared for real-world application. This class is eligible for 2 credit hours: attendees may receive a certificate of completion (as requested).

Learning Objectives: By completing this course, attendees should be able to:

- Discuss necessary information collected during the site survey process. 

- Identify existing access control equipment, surroundings, and door frame materials.

- Recognize examples of electric locking system components, brackets, and accessories.

- Define requirements for exiting, switches, and power needs.
- Summarize steps to designing an electric locking system layout.
- Suggest possible access control hardware solutions to multiple use-case applications, occupancy uses, and surroundings.

Smart Strategies for Selecting Switches & Push Buttons

Topic: Smart Strategies for Selecting Switches & Push Buttons

Duration: 1 hour

Certificate of Completion Eligible: Yes

Description: This class will take a step-by-step look at selecting the correct switches and push buttons as part of an access control solution. We discuss the differences between normally open (NO) and normally closed (NC) switch contacts and how they relate to the electrified hardware being used to secure the opening. We will briefly discuss various options – like single pole/double throw (SPDT), double pole/double throw (DPDT) - as well as present multiple use-case examples and applications. This class is eligible for 1 credit hour: attendees may receive a certificate of completion (as requested).

Learning Objectives: By completing this course, attendees should be able to:

 

- Differentiate between normally open (NO) and normally closed (NC) switch contacts as a part of the entire access control solution.

- Recognize when options like single pole/double throw (SPDT), double pole/double throw (DPDT), and momentary or alternate action switches should be used.

- Suggest possible switch/push button solutions to multiple use-case applications and operational requirements.

Storefront Mechanical to Electrical Solutions

Topic: Storefront Mechanical to Electrical Solutions

Duration: 1 hour

Certificate of Completion Eligible: Yes

Description: This course covers solutions to upgrade storefronts and small businesses from mechanical to electrified access control. Participants will explore a variety of locking solutions for aluminum doors. This class is eligible for 1 credit hour: attendees may receive a certificate of completion (as requested).

Learning Objectives: By completing this course, attendees should be able to:


- Identify mechanical and electrical access control hardware available from ASSA ABLOY.

- Provide use-case examples/applications for solutions from six product segments: Deadlocks, Deadlatches, Exit Devices, Trim, Electric Strikes, and Power.
- Discuss special considerations and hardware selection with an aluminum store-front opening.
- Suggest possible access control hardware solutions to multiple use-case applications, occupancy uses, and surroundings.

Storefront Mechanical to Electrical Solutions-Scenarios

Topic: Storefront Mechanical to Electrical Solutions-Scenarios

Duration: 1 hour

Certificate of Completion Eligible: Yes

Description:
This course will allow you to test your knowledge of common access controlled openings with project scenarios, challenges, and ultimately recommending the best possible hardware solution. This interactive, scenario-based session will require you to draw from your knowledge of locking solutions for aluminum doors. Questions will be posed by facilitators for each scenario to encourage critical thinking and problem solving. This class is eligible for 1 credit hour: attendees may receive a certificate of completion (as requested).

Learning Objectives: By completing this course, attendees should be able to:


- Review mechanical and electrical access control hardware available from ASSA ABLOY.
- Recommend the best electrified aluminum storefront hardware solution provided common access control scenarios.
- Comply with codes and standards related to electrified door hardware.
- Self-evaluate personal knowledge and skill sets for access control electrified aluminum storefront hardware selection.

Troubleshooting Electric Strikes

Topic: Troubleshooting Electric Strikes

Duration: 1 hour

Certificate of Completion Eligible: Yes

Description: In this class, we will take a step-by-step look at troubleshooting common issues with electric strikes in the field. This class is eligible for 1 credit hour: attendees may receive a certificate of completion (as requested).

Learning Objectives: By completing this course, attendees should be able to:

- Review electric strike offerings available from ASSA ABLOY.
- Identify troubleshooting steps for common problems in provided access control scenarios with electric strikes.
- Comply with codes and standards related to electrified door hardware.
- Self-evaluate personal knowledge and skill sets for the installation, selection, and troubleshooting of electric strikes.

Understanding How to Use ICC & NFPA Code Books

Topic: Understanding How to Use ICC & NFPA Code Books

Duration: 1 hour

Certificate of Completion Eligible: Yes

Description: This course serves as an introduction to International Code Council (ICC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code books, how to find them online, and how to reference them when reviewing electronic locking hardware codes. We will demonstrate how to locate and review the key sections and associated appendices in the ICC and NFPA code books pertaining to electronic locking hardware. This class is eligible for 1 credit hour: attendees may receive a certificate of completion (as requested).

Learning Objectives: By completing this course, attendees should be able to:


- Locate the ICC and NFPA code books online.
- Navigate the code books to find the appropriate code sections and appendices.
- Recall key sections and appendices in the code book relating to electronic locking hardware codes.

Upgrading from Mechanical to Electrified Hardware

Topic: Upgrading from Mechanical to Electrified Hardware

Duration: 1 hour

Certificate of Completion Eligible: Yes

Description:

This course provides an in-depth look at what you need to know about an opening in order to select the right electrified hardware option(s) to work with or replace the most common mechanical door hardware. During the training session, we'll review key site survey fundamentals when selecting electrified hardware, like existing hardware, the door's function, the opening's surroundings, and, of course, codes. This class is eligible for 1 credit hour: attendees may receive a certificate of completion (as requested).

Learning Objectives: By completing this course, attendees should be able to:


- Identify common mechanical door hardware.
- Recognize the most used electrified hardware products (not inclusive of aluminum storefront hardware).
- Review fundamental site survey considerations: existing hardware, function, surroundings, and codes.
- Discuss basic egress codes relating to electrified openings.

Upgrading from Mechanical to Electrified Hardware-Scenarios

Topic: Upgrading from Mechanical to Electrified Hardware-Scenarios

Duration: 1 hour

Certificate of Completion Eligible: Yes

Description:

This course will allow you to test your knowledge of common access controlled openings with project scenarios, challenges, and ultimately recommending the best possible hardware solution. This interactive, scenario-based session will require you to draw from your knowledge of the key site survey fundamentals when selecting electrified hardware, like existing hardware, the door's function, the opening's surroundings, and, of course, codes. Questions will be posed by facilitators for each scenario to encourage critical thinking and problem solving. This class is eligible for 1 credit hour: attendees may receive a certificate of completion (as requested).

Learning Objectives: By completing this course, attendees should be able to:


- Review fundamental site survey considerations: existing hardware, function, surroundings, and codes.
- Recommend the best electrified hardware solution provided common access control scenarios (not inclusive of aluminum storefront hardware).
- Comply with codes and standards related to electrified door hardware.
- Self-evaluate personal knowledge and skill sets for access control electrified hardware selection.