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PAC & GDX, the leading providers of access control and door entry solutions, have announced details of a new series of eight free to attend online technical training tutorials. Electronic Security Fundamentals begins on 28th May and will be hosted by renowned industry expert and PAC & GDX technical trainer, Joe Cieszynski. The sessions aim to provide electronic security engineers with guidance and tips on a range of subjects that will enable them to optimise the effectiveness of the technology they configure on a daily basis.

Electronic Security Fundamentals builds on the success of PAC & GDX’s previous series of tutorials. Joe Cieszynski explains, ‘Back in March we decided to provide a welcome source of continuing professional development (CPD) during lockdown by hosting online training sessions. They proved to be an immediate hit, with the number of attendees exceeding all our expectations. By listening to attendee comments and feedback, and analysing frequently asked questions to our tech support team, we have gone on to develop a new series of 30 minute long sessions to explore other topics.’

Each session takes place on a Thursday at 14:00 BST and the series kicks off with a look at the problems caused by back EMF in electromagnetic locks, and the methods used to suppress it. During the following weeks subjects including earthing in electronic security systems, how IPv4 addresses work, the functions of gateway routers, how routers and network cards use subnet masks to determine network addresses, configuring IP devices, and the theoretical aspects of RS485 data bus topology will all be covered. The final tutorial on 23 rd July looks at the common power supply types used in electronic security systems, and how to identify fault conditions that result from defective power supplies.

In order to provide maximum value to attendees, Electronic Security Fundamentals has been carefully configured not to be a PAC & GDX sales exercise. Instead, it will explain the generic electronic, networking and technology principles that apply to commonly used access control and door entry solutions, irrespective of manufacturer. This knowledge and understanding will be also applicable when working with all types of CCTV, fire detection and intrusion detection technologies.

Through his engaging presentational style, Joe Cieszynski intends to make the tutorials both light-hearted and informative. He concluded, ‘The subjects I’ll cover in the Electronic Security Fundamentals series have been specifically chosen to assist those installing and integrating products and systems and maximise their potential. Not only will this help them to do their work faster, more accurately and with an understanding of the technology that underpins them, it also ensures greater customer satisfaction. I would therefore urge all electronic security engineers to join me.’

To find out more about PAC & GDX’s Electronic Security Fundamentals online training programme and to register visit http://pacgdx-
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