Fire Alarm Interfacing
Access control doors should be interfaced with the house fire alarm system to enable the Access Control System to each door to be disengaged in the event of a fire alarm activation. Fire alarm interfaces should be provided at each single access control door controller and not be provided as a single interface signal for multiple door controllers via a PC or access door controller network. The reason this is recommended is because the Access Control System is not wired in fire rated cable and if the PC or access control network were to fail the fire alarm interface wouldn’t be able to signal all doors to release.
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