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Securakey (RadioKey) 6" Proximity RFID Tag Reader/Keypad 600 Users

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An easy to install low priced combination Prox and keypad unit. It includes a built in reader and programming keypad. Connect a PC or serial printer with optional Audit Trail Module. An optional outside reader unit is also available. It simply attaches to the main reader and provides extra security from tampering. The unit can even be hidden in a wall using the optional item 1110 auxiliary reader attachment. See below. Comes with 10 Prox keys. More keys can be ordered and added at any time.

Please note: The reader can also be connected to a PC using a simple inexpensive USB to serial convertor (not Radio Shack though).

When used with the optional RKAT computer connect cable and software and Symantec PC Anywhere or similar software, you can connect from any computer via modem and change PIN codes. For instance: your apt rental which is in another city has been vacated and now you want to provide the new renter with a new code. Change the code for the new user and your done!

It's weatherproof and can be mounted almost anywhere. Even hidden in a wall with optional item 1110.

This proximity reader can control just about anything. Electric strikes, magnetic locks, electric locks on doors or gates. It needs to be connected to one of these for a complete system.

  • The Proximity keys are only 2" X 1 1/4"
  • Can be used as just a prox reader or keypad
  • Double sided locking by using one reader or two! One reader can be used because it can read through the door! Or use the optional seperate reader.
  • No seperate programmer to buy, just use the keypad!
  • 600 card capacity
  • An optional seperate outside reader unit available for areas where vandalism could be a problem

    RK600 questions and answers:

    Note: The RK600 is the Primary Unit with the built in keypad---the RKAR is the optional auxiliary unit that can be used in a higher security installation where keypad tampering may be a problem or where extremely severe weather may be a problem

    Q. How many users can the Radio Key® 600 accept?

    A. 600 Users.

    Q. Does the number of users decrease as cards are deleted from the system?

    A. No. Each Key Tag is assigned to a User Number (1-600). Once a Key Tag is deleted, the User Number is available for assignment of another Key Tag.

    Q. Can the RK600 keypad be used for PIN entry?

    A. Yes

    Q. Can a user be assigned both a fob and a separate pin?

    No. Either a pin code or fob but not both.

    Q. What components do I need for a complete single-door RK600 system?

    A. You need the following:

    A low voltage plug in DC transformer - 9 Volts Click here

    Door locking device See our electric strike section and our electric lock section. Power supply for the door locking device. This value depends on which type of device you'll be using. Call or e-mail if your not sure.

    Q. Do you need to purchase the RKAR Auxiliary Reader with the RK600?

    A. No, the RKAR is optional, the RK600 has a built-in reader and can be used alone for most applications.

    Q. Can the RK600 be used outdoors?

    A. Yes, the keypad is sealed and a mounting gasket kit is supplied.

    Q. What is the reading distance of the RK600?

    A. About 6" (5" when used with the RKAR Auxiliary Reader)

    Q. Can the RK600 read key tags through glass?

    A. Yes. The RK 600 (or RKAR) can be mounted on the inside of a glass window, for the ultimate protection against vandalism and weather. The RK600 keypad can face inward, and the Key Tags can be read through the back of the reader.

    Q. Can the RK600 read tags through plastic, wood, or marble?

    A. Yes. The RK600 or RKAR can be concealed behind any non-metallic architectural surface that is less than 4" thick. Recommend that you test the reading distance before putting holes in any architectural material.

    Q. Can the RK600 read tags through metal?

    A. No. Metal absorbs the radiated RF energy and prevents it from reaching the key tag. Recommend that you use a non-metallic enclosure (fiberglass, ABS) in installations where the RK600 needs to be mounted outside and protected from attack.

    Q. Can the RK600 be mounted on metal?

    A. Yes. A slight decrease in reading distance will occur.

    Q. What precautions should I take when mounting the RK600?

    A. Maintain at least a foot distance from computers or computer monitors. Do not mount the RK600 or RKAR adjacent to a radio transmitter. When running cable from the RK600 to the RKAR, route cabling away from RF / EMI sources. Do not mount the RKAR directly opposite the RK600 on the same wall; offset them by at least 6".

    Q. Why do I need the the RKAR Auxiliary Reader?

    A. Use it for areas where vandalism or extreme weather are present. The RKAR is an epoxy-sealed waterproof unit. Entry cannot be obtained by tampering with the RKAR.

    Q. How far away from the RK600 can the RKAR be mounted?

    A. 30 cable feet away without significant loss of reading distance. This can be increased to 40 feet with a slight decrease in reading distance.

    Q. Can an intruder compromise the RK600 by "playing" with the keypad?

    A. Not likely. After 5 unsuccessful PIN attempts, the unit temporarily shuts down and sounds a piercing alarm for 30 seconds.

    Q. What cable type is used to connect the Auxiliary Reader to the RK600?

    A. There are actually two cables: one non-twisted, non-shielded cable for the antenna, and one four-conductor shielded cable for the LED and Buzzer.

    Q. How long do the key tags last?

    A. Indefinitely. There is no battery to wear out, and the circuit and antenna are protected by a hard plastic case.

    Q. What happens if a key tag gets wet?

    A. Water on the surface is not a problem. If the tag is immersed in water, it may not work until it dries out for several days. Do not try to disassemble or force-dry a key tag.

    Q. When installing a DC Magnetic Lock, can I connect the lock to the RK600 power supply?

    A. No. The RK600's 9VDC power supply is rated to power the access unit and Auxiliary Reader.

    Q. Can RK600 run on any other voltage besides 9VDC?

    A. Yes, the RK600 runs on any DC voltage between 9 - 14 VDC.

    Q. How does proximity technology work?

    A. The Reader RK600 (or RKAR) continuously generates low-power radio frequency energy. When a Key Tag enters the field, it receives enough energy to power a microchip inside the tag, which transmits the Key Tag ID number back to the reader. The reader then checks its internal memory to verify that the tag number is programmed, and if so, activates a relay which operates the door locking device.

    Q. Does the RK600 have Audit Trail Capability?

    A. Yes, when the optional RKAT Audit Trail Module is installed.You can connect a PC to a Serial Printer to add Audit Trail Capability. (THE RKAT MODULE IS AVAILABLE AND THIS INCLUDES THE MODULE, WINDOWS SOFTWARE AND CABLE - see below for pricing).

    Q. Can I program the RK600 from my PC?

    A. Yes, when the optional RKAT Audit Trail Module is installed. Free RK-LINK software for Windows®95 allows you to program Key Tags, enter Cardholder Names and data, remotely lock or unlock the door, configure the reader, upload history, and print reports. But, you can not program users for specific events such as the day or time. For that you need to go to the more expensive two door system.

    Q. How do I connect the PC or Printer to the RKAT Audit Trail Module?

    A. The module is supplied with a cable assembly with a pre-wired DB-25 Female connector. The cable can be cut and spliced to the desired length. The pre-wired connector can be installed in a 25-Pin PC COM Port, or a commercially available 25-to-9-Pin adapter can be used if the computer has a 9-Pin COM Port. To connect a serial printer, install a commercially available Gender Changer to match the RKAT’s pre-wired connector to the printer’s DB-25 Female connector. (THE RKAT MODULE IS AVAILABLE FOR $169 AND THIS INCLUDES THE MODULE, WINDOWS SOFTWARE AND CABLE).

    Q. How far can the primary reader, the RK600 be from a PC?

    A. Up to 300 feet away. Just be sure to use non twisted 4 conductor shielded cable. The cable that comes with the unit is only about 4 feet long. For longer distances, up to 300 feet (91 meters), you can use 4-conductor, low capacitance Shielded 18-24 AWG cable. Just splice it in.

    Q. How many Transactions does the RK600 (with RKAT) store in memory?

    A.The RK600 stores the last 150 transactions with time, date, key tag number, and transaction type.

    Q. Can I connect multiple RK600's to a PC?

    A. Yes, but not simultaneously. RK-LINK is designed to connect to and program a single RK-600. However, you may run communication lines from multiple RK600s to an "A-B Data Switch" and connect the PC to each RK600 one at a time, or you could install an RJ-11 wall jack at each reader, and use a laptop PC and a CBLSA cable kit to go to each reader and program or upload information.

    Q. Can I program RK600s at multiple sites with one PC?

    A. Yes, but you must install a separate copy of RK-LINK for each site on your Laptop. Put each copy in a separate directory (or folder) and change the name on the desktop icon to correspond with each site.

    Q. If I have multiple RK600s, do I need an RKAT for each reader?

    A. Yes, because the RK600 will not store transactions unless the RKAT is installed, and because the RKAT’s real-time clock is required to "time and date stamp" transactions as they occur at each reader.

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    Important! Please note: always use a separate power supply when using a proximity card reader and an electric strike or magnetic lock.


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