Please ensure you contact your local Fire Officer with regards to the inter – connection of access control equipment to your fire alarm system. More often than not, it will be acceptable to connect the fire alarm output to an independent auxiliary relay or double pole emergency break glass switch in order to deactivate the locking devices
The fire alarm panel manufacturer should always be contacted to ensure the auxiliary relays contained within the fire alarm panel, which will release the door, are of a suitable quality for life safety. Relays connected to any locking device must be energised in the non-alarm condition, i.e. the relay/s will be de-energised on alarm and will therefore tend to fail safe all devices connected.
The AC-FAB (Fire Alarm Board interface) is an add-on module for the AC8000 PC Access Control System designed to accept a Normally Open contact input which then provides an alarm signal output via the software and/or activating any of the four timer relays provided in addition to ensuring the door/s are held in the unlocked state for as long as the alarm input is present (Certain features of the AC-FAB will also require an RFID keypad and locking device fitted with door monitoring contacts) It can also accept additional inputs to activate individual relays as and when required
It has a simple software interface that can be configured to your own requirements supporting one manual Normally Open trigger input from an alarm system or emergency break glass switch, four timer relay outputs from 0–6000 seconds (1.66hrs), all providing Normally Open and Normally Closed outputs that can be connected to external sounders, flashing beacons or any other device requiring a volt free contact input. Six triggering options are available that can be programmed to activate one or all four relays
It supports and registers via the software an emergency threat PIN code (RFID Keypad is required for this) , if the door is open too long, door forced open, in valid card used, fire alarm and forced lock