Monthly Archives: January 2015

Question: Can I program a replacement Linear MCT-1 Transmitter / Remote myself?

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Question: Albert wanted to know… Can I program a replacement Linear MCT-1 Transmitter / Remote myself? I already have one but I would like to get a backup transmitter. I was wondering how to clone it?

Answer: Good morning Albert, lucky for you that MCT-1 transmitters cannot be cloned. They are meant to be programmed thru the “learn” button on your receiver or entered into a system by their device ID number. This makes them very secure and possibly one of the most widely used transmitters in gated community applications.

Alberts reply… So it looks like I will need to hire someone to program it. We live in a condo so I don’t think I can locate the gate learn button, also the original transmitter does have a 4 digit sticker on it. How would I enter the code ID manually? Does it require special software?

Second answer: Actually Albert, if you have a management company, they are the ones that probably would be in charge of doing that, if not them, I am sure that either, one of the HOA members is doing it or they have hired an access control company to do it for them. Either way, the best way is to ask one of the members of the HOA and they can point you in the right direction.

Linear Keypad models: AK-11, AK-21 and AK-31

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How about we talk about the Linear line of Keypads that are so often installed and widely used around the world.

Let’s begin with the Linear AK-11W exterior Digital Keypad. The AK-11 is an outdoor digital keypad designed for keyless access control applications. This unit comes in a rugged aluminum, powder coated casing that can bolt to a wall or be mounted on a pedestal, has up to 480 programmable codes including momentary contacts as well as latch function, audible feedback and tactile feedback, illuminated courtesy LED lighting with programmable lit time and two LED indicators to show system status. It also includes two NO/NC relays and 2 solid state open collector output with unique programming per entry code as well as four timers and outputs. This is an inexpensive and reliable self-contained keyless entry system great for parking garages in hospitals, airports, office buildings and many other residential and commercial locations.

Next is the Linear AK-21W, a weather resistant outdoor digital keypad that is housed in a rugged plastic enclosure. The keys feature bright yellow graphics for ease of use, and it also holds up to 480 programmable codes including momentary contacts as well as latch function, audible feedback and tactile feedback, illuminated courtesy LED lighting with programmable lit time and two LED indicators to show system status. It also includes two NO/NC relays, a door sense input, a request to exit input, however the biggest difference is that this baby mounts in a single gang box using security screws which makes it perfect for retrofits and pedestrian gates and doors, what is really cool about this unit is that all tools for a successful, secure installation are included.

Last but not least is the Linear AK-31 this is a digital keypad meant for interior use only as it is not weatherproof, it also has the capacity to hold up to 480 user codes that are individually programmable with up to 6 digits each and even for a latch mode. It has a rugged plastic enclosure with aluminum keys that feature bright yellow numbers for ease of use and it perfectly mounts inside a single gang box or cut-in ring for retrofits as well as new installations. The AK-31 is the ideal access control device for that interior door that needs to remain locked but accessible such as reception doors, school faculty lounges, airport restricted areas and any other interior locations which require security entrance.

All of these are multi-voltage operated (12 to 24 Volts DC/AC), all have two auxiliary outputs of 100mA each, easily programmable and fully installer resettable.

So if you find yourself in need of a standalone, reliable, affordable and professional looking access control solution, do not hesitate to look into the Linear AK line of keypads for a beautiful, professional installation.

Have a question about these keypads? Give us a shout toll-free at 1-800-803-8093 and we’ll be happy to answer it!

Question: Where is the smart button located on the Linear DRA 1 Channel Receiver for my gate?

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Question: Michael would like to know… Where is the smart button located on the Linear DRA 1 Channel Receiver for my gate?

Answer: Well Michael, it is not… the Linear DRA receiver is not a “learning” receiver. It is programmed by a set of dip switches inside that need to match the dip switch settings on your remote transmitters. So if you have a programmable “learning” remote, you may want to take a look at a Linear AP-5 receiver which will allow you to program your transmitters.