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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install electronic access control systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244314  Install electronic access control systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons who install electronic access control systems in various sectors. Learners will not just be able to install these systems but will also be able to verify the use of components in a specific application. Learners will also be able to use CCTV electronic access control systems testing equipment to ensure proper installation.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Perform a practical layout of an access control system.
  • Acquire basic programming data.
  • Install the system.
  • Configure the system. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • The following unit standards:
    > ID 244321: Use elementary electronics as applied to electronic systems, NQF Level 3 or similar.
    > ID 244328: Apply cabling methods, NQF Level 3 or similar.
    > ID 244333: Install electronic equipment, NQF Level 4.
    > ID 244323: Determine installation requirements, NQF Level 4.
    > ID 244326: Explain the use of installed systems, NQF Level 4.
    > ID 244325: Demonstrate an understanding of electronic access control, NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Electronic access control components may include but are not limited to controllers, readers, power supplies, converters, expanders, and input/output/network modules.
  • Access control reader technology, may include but are not limited to magnetic stripe, proximity, Dallas chips, biometric, smartcard, RF devices. Access control systems/application must include but are not limited to multiple reader systems, networked systems, and stand-alone systems.
  • Installing includes the mounting and configuration of the electronic access control systems. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan an access control system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose and functions of components are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationships between components are described to ensure integrated system operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Positioning of components is explained to meet legislative and application requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Methods of cable placing are described in terms of routing and aesthetics when installing an access control system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Placement of emergency exit devices is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The reasons and criteria for emergency devices are explained in terms of current legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Acquire configuration information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Card types and equipment capacity are described in terms of manufacturer specifications and restrictions and limitations for the relevant equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    User groups and access levels are described to establish configuration requirements of different departments and regions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different access time zones are determined to facilitate the programming of the system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Installing an access control system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cabling methods are demonstrated to show that they comply with operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods of mounting and the placement of components meet operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Terminations and connection methods are demonstrated to show competence in wiring of the system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Configure the system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods of configuration are demonstrated with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Configuration methods may include but are not limited to dip switches, jumpers, user interfaces, computers and software.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hardware configuration is demonstrated to ensure that the system is functional. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    System customisation is demonstrated to ensure that the system meets operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    System customisation must include but is not limited to access levels, users and anti-pass back.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency; assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Power and earthing requirements for electronic access control systems/equipment, systems and components.
  • Company and client confidentiality requirements.
  • OHS requirements and safe work practices.
  • SANS standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when installing electronic access control systems/equipment, ensuring possible obstacles can be anticipated and alternative solutions/options implemented. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively as member of a team when installing, servicing or maintaining an electronic access control system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage one and ones activities when conducting installations, ensuring all possible scenarios` is taken into account and the work can happen on time. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when interpreting work orders, manufacturers` specifications and building plans, ensuring accurate information is used in the installation process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with client ensuring all parties are sure of exactly what is required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively when installing electronic access control systems/equipment, ensuring this will function optimally. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems whereby an ineffective electronic access control system could lead to loss or damage to the client. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any program of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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