Inglewood, CA – Gate operator and access control systems manufacturer DoorKing, Inc., has introduced a new series of on the road technical training seminars. The first of these new two-day seminars was recently held in Pearl, Mississippi where 59 dealers attended
Instead of the usual seminar format where attendees view power points on a screen and listen to instructor lectures, these new seminars provide attendees with intense, hands-on training with actual products. With 59 attendees, the class was split into eight smaller working groups and each group had their own gate operator, loops, telephone entry system, card readers, expansion boards and RF controls. Each group was charged with building a complete working vehicular gate operator system, including the connection of loops and loop detectors, and entrapment protection devices. The next step was to create a complete access control system to operate the gate. The access control system exercise included the wiring of several cards readers and RF controls and system expansion boards. Once the system was completed, each group then had to program the system parameters (permission levels, time zones, hold open times, holiday schedules, etc.) via personal computers and DoorKing programming software.
Ron Miller, DoorKing’s Training Manager, designed the new seminar format and was extremely pleased with the way the attendees responded. “Everyone had to look at the wiring diagrams and make actual wire connections and adjustments, the same connections and adjustments that they will be making in the field. This is one of the key features of this seminar program.” Mr. Miller also explained that the student to instructor ratio is purposely kept low so students have a better learning experience. “We had four instructors and 59 students at this seminar, split into eight groups. Each instructor worked with two groups. That’s about 15 students for each instructor, which is about the highest ratio we want. I actually prefer a lower ratio, maybe 10 students for each instructor.” Also helping to instruct were DoorKing Regional Sales Managers Tony Thornton, Ed Curry and Chuck Fink.
59 Dealers attended the two-day training seminar in Pearl, MS
Learning to connect and program an RF receiver.
Wiring a wiegand RF receiver to the access control system.
DoorKing's Chuck Fink explains programming steps to students.
Programming the access control system parameters with a laptop computer.