The PW-Series family of access control modules are controlled by and connected to the intelligent control module, PW6K1IC or PW3K1IC, through a supervised RS485 bus at 38,400 bps. Hardware interface configuration options are stored in the intelligent control module and may be directly controlled via operator intervention, time schedules, or event-based procedures.
The access modules have been designed to allow for a modular customizable solution. The PW5K1R1 provides I/O support for a single card access reader, while the PW6K1R2 supports two card access readers. In the event that communication to the intelligent control module is lost, the readers can be individually configured to allow entrance based on security needs. This customization allows for a door to be configured as locked or unlocked, or accessed only via valid facility code. The PW6K1R2 also has an RS485 serial port to facilitate communications to third party reader and field device controllers