This course will explore how to incorporate electronic intelligent keys, mechanical rotating disc locking technology, and access control software to achieve the highest security access control system available. We will review the current security concerns of North America’s critical infrastructure, describe access control technology and how it works in conjunction with a mechanical and electrical interface, as well as relevant codes pertaining to high-security lock mandates and other mandates for specific critical infrastructure sectors.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the current security concerns for North America’s critical infrastructure.
  • Describe the most advanced type of keys and mechanical locking systems on the market for high-security applications.
  • Define access control technology and explore how electronic intelligent keys can bridge the gap between mechanical locking hardware and electrical interfaces with advanced features.
  • Examine codes, UL437 and ANSI definitions, and the current NERC and EPA mandates for some of North America’s critical infrastructure sectors.

Pre-requisite: None.