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MODEL 1838 - PC Programmable Access Controller by DOORKING

DoorKing 1838 PC Programmable Access Controller

  • Can store up to 8000 card, digital, or transmitter codes
  • Controls up to 16 entry points with the Gate Tracker™ expansion boards
  • Transaction buffer stores last 8000 events.
  • Built-in 2400 baud modem.
  • DoorKing Remote Account Manager for Windows software included.
  • 2 year limited warranty
  • PC Programmable via modem or RS-232.
  • Live transactions (requires RS-232 connection).
  • DoorKing 1838 PC Programmable Access Controller - Click to enlarge!Anti-pass back capable (requires AP chip upgrade).
  • Elevator control.
  • Security (permission) levels.
  • Built-in clock/calendar.
  • Hold open time zones.
  • Entry code time zones.
  • Memory chips sold separately*
  • More Information (PDF)
  • Installation manual (PDF)
  • Sale Price in Cart!
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The Model 1838 Access Controller is ideal for small businesses, office buildings, industrial sites or in any application that requires access control and reporting capabilities. The easy to use Remote Account Manager programming software, card reader interface and expandability options make this unit an ideal choice for those applications with a large number of system users and entry locations. Up to 16 card readers can be interfaced with the 1838 to provide access control. Additionally, our elevator control module restricts which floors a system user has access to making it an ideal system for high rise buildings. For additional security, the 1838 allows you to monitor activity AS IT HAPPENS on your computer display (requires RS-232 connection), and with our anti-pass back memory upgrade, you can enable a TRUE anti-pass back system in one of three different configurations; passive, active and trap. This flexible system allows you to control access by means of encoded cards, 5-digit PIN's (Personal Identification Number), wireless RF control, or with most 26-bit wiegand devices. When hooked up to computer with telephone line, maximum distance between controller and door access device is 500' (range can be extended to 1000' when using extra tracking board unit mounted between 1838 and keypad/card reader - call for details and prices). When hard wired to computer, maximum distance between controller and door access device is 25'. Call Hoover Fence Co. with questions concerning your application for more information.

*The 500MB Memory Chip is the most popular chip for this controller. Larger chips are available if needed. Inquire while ordering to assure the 500MB chip will work for your system.
500 MB Memory Chip for DoorKing 1838 Controller 
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Also... a keypad, card reader, or some type of entry device must accompany the 1838 to make a functional unit. Card readers and keypads must be a Wiegand output device. Our recommended entry devices and accessories are available below.

Tech Specs  
Electrical Requirements
  • 16 VAC, 20 VA system power
  • 16 VAC, 20 VA wiegand power
  • UL listed power transformers provided
  • 250 MA
  • Ringer equivalence 0.0A
  • Jack type: RJ11C or W
Device Communication
  • 26 Bit Wiegand
Operating Temperature
  • -10 F to 140 F
    -23 C to 62 C
  • Maximum 3000 users, 8000 transactions
  • 8000 Wiegand device codes
Advance Features
  • Live Transactions (requires RS-232 connection)
  • True Anti-Pass Back (requires APB chip installation)
  • 31 security levels, 29 programmable with 4 time zones each
  • Elevator control: 4 elevators max, 64 floors each elevator
  • Built-in clock/calendar: Eight (8) hold-open time zones
  • Door ajar and forced entry alarms (with Tracker boards)
  • Gate operator data (DKS gate operators only)
Door/Gate Control
  • Two (2) expandable to 16 with Tracker expansion boards
Programming methods
  • Programming/transaction analysis software via modem or RS-232
  • System keypad
Access Devices/Application
  • Card readers
  • RF transmitters
  • Digital code
  • Automatic vehicle ID systems
  • Most 26 bit wiegand devices
  • FCC (US)
  • DUF6VT-12874-OT-T
  • DOC (Can) 1736 4528A
  • Complies with UL 294
  • ETL Listed
  • Height: 10 3/8 inches
  • Depth: 4 1/4 inches
  • Width: 12 3/8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: Approximately 20 lbs.

Recommended Entry Devices and Accessories   
Weigand AWID Proximity Card Reader
Weigand AWID Card Reader
(Available as lighted model only)
Proximity Card Readers
  • AWID Proximity readers offer vandal resistant operation.
  • Wiegand output model available in lighted housing only.
  • Wiegand output card readers interface with access controller model 1838.

Model # 1815-290 - AWID Wiegand Proximity Card Reader with light
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Code # 1508-020 - AWID Cards to use with above unit. Blocks of 50 only,
                            Call if re-ordering cards, must know starting number.
$ - Add to Cart | View Cart

Weigand Keypad
Weigand Keypads
(Available with or without light)
Digital Keypads
  • Convenience and security for basic access control applications.
  • Wiegand output models available in lighted and non-lighted housings.
  • Wiegand output keypads interface with access controllers model 1838.
  • Installation Manual

Model # 1815-051 - Wiegand Digital Keypad with light
$ - Add to Cart | View Cart

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Gooseneck Stand
Goose Neck Stands
  • Stands 49" tall to bottom of goose neck.
  • Uses 2"x 2" square stock.
  • Sweeps out 12".
  • Models available for pad mount or in-ground installation.

Model # DK1200-037 - 49" Goose Neck Stand with bottom plate for pad mount
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Model # DK1200-038 - 71" Goose Neck Stand for in-ground installation
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Belden Wire - Access Control Wiring
High Quality Belden Wire

Access Control Wiring
  • High quality Belden wire
  • Multi-conductor shielded wire
  • Color coded for easy installation
  • Comes in 1000' boxed rolls - plenty of wire to complete your installation

W-BEL5302 - 1000' 18 AWG 4 conductor shielded wire - boxed
Recommended wire for connecting 1838 controller with wiegand Keypads and Card Readers

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Note: This wire is to be used if distance between controller and entry device is under 500'.

W-BEL9931 - 1000' 24 AWG 6 conductor shielded wire - boxed
Recommended wire for connecting 1838 controller with wiegand Keypads and Card Readers when distance between controller and entry device is over 500'. Extra tracking unit is required to exceed 500 ft (call for information).
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(See our complete selection of wire including high voltage wire for making wire runs and high voltage connections to automatic gate operators here.)