Installation will require the tools and ability to a) drill
holes, b) pull wires through the door frame, c) modify the door
frame for mounting the electric strike, and other similar tasks.
Night Access Controller module is typically mounted in the
ceiling above the door. Use appropriate fasteners on the enclosure
mounting tabs to hold it in place. Choose a location that is within
wiring range of the 15 foot length wire provided for the Night
Access Reader Box and the electric strike.
4The Night Access
Reader Box mounts on the outside door frame typically at height
of 60" from the ground. 1.) Prepare the frame by drilling
three holes as specified in the sketch to the right. 2.) Unscrew the
box cover and use the provided screws and nuts to fasten the box
bottom to the door frame. 3.) Run the Wicket Reader cable up through
the door frame and up into the ceiling to plug it into the Night
Access Controller. 4.) Replace the cover with its attached Wicket
Reader onto the box bottom and fasten it with the cover screws. 5.)
Peal the release paper from the back of the cover label, align its
central hole with the Wicket Reader and press it carefully onto the
cover making sure it is well centered and aligned with the edge of
the box. The cover label will hide the cover screws and provide a
professional looking finish.
4The Deadlatch, Exit
Paddle, and Mortise Cylinder Lock
come with their own specific installation instructions for
installation on the door. You will only need these if your door has
only a keyed deadbolt, which is generally much too large to fit in
an the latch retainer of an electric strike. You may wish to keep
the keyed deadbolt in its current location and add the deadlatch
above or below it on the door.
4The Electric Strike
comes with its own specific installation instructions for door frame
4The Electric Strike Wire
must be run up through the door frame and up into the ceiling to the
Night Access Controller. Wire polarity is not important. The wires
are connected to the electric strike using the provided wire nuts. A
pluggable connector with two screw terminals is provided with the
Night Access Controller as pictured to the right. Fasten the two
wires to the screw terminals as shown and plug the connector into the Night
4For Double Door Installations the electric strike
must actually be installed in the edge of the door that remains
locked and inactive at night. The electric strike wire must then be
routed from the door frame through the Door Power Loop into
the door and to the electric strike. The Door Power Loop
provides protection for these wires which may otherwise chafe or be
physically damaged by large objects passing through the opened door.
A Keyed Flushbolt installed on the inactive door is important
for ensuring that the security of this door is not compromised by a
late night customer whom may for any reason manually unlock the door
from the inside.
4The Universal AC Adapter
is powered from a standard AC power wall outlet. Presuming that
there is not one already present in the ceiling above the door, then
one must be installed. Plug the Universal AC Adapter into the outlet
and plug its small circular low voltage power connector into the
Night Access Controller. If power is on, the STATUS LED on the Night
Access Controller will turn green.
4Test The Installation by
pressing the TEST OUTPUT button and confirming that the STATUS LED
turns yellow and the electric strike is activated. Also, observe the
Wicket Reader and confirm that its face is illuminated purple to
indicate power is on but it is receiving no communication from the
computer. When the computer is eventually connected you will observe
the DATA LED on the Night Access Controller blinking red and green
and the face of the Wicket Reader will turn blue to indicate it is
ready and idle.