Access Controller, 2 relays, 3000 codes, 8000 cards, 16VAC


The 1838 multi-door Access Controller is ideal for small businesses, office buildings, factories, industrial sites, apartment complexes, or for any application that requires access control and reporting capabilities. The 1838 is a 3000 user, 2-door controller that easily expands to control up to 48 doors with wired Tracker Expansion Boards (or 24 wirelessly). This flexible system allows access control to 8000 device codes by means of cards, keypads, radio transmitters, or with almost any 26-bit Wiegand device. DoorKing remote call stations can also be added to the 1838 to provide communication from an entry point to a designated phone.


Weight17.1 lbs
Dimensions8.75 × 17.125 × 19.5 in

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With the DKS Cloud, program from your computer, tablet and smartphone (subscription service required), or use a PC with the Remote Account Manager software (free download)
Up to 48 access points with wired Tracker Expansion Boards – 24 with wireless expansion boards
Live streaming
Live transactions
Built-in programming keypad
Interfaces with 2 card readers – expandable to 48 with wired tracker expansion boards (24 wirelessly)
Anti-pass back
8000 event transaction buffer
31 security (permission) levels
Database import/export capability
Built-in clock/calendar
Holiday schedule
Hold open time zones
Entry code time zones
Postal lock input
Stores up to 3000 user names
Stores up to 255 area codes
Transaction buffer stores last 8000 events
Stores up to 8000 access card codes – dependent on system memory.
8 hold open time zones
Three anti-pass back configurations: passive, active and trap
Elevator control for up to 8 elevators, each serving 64 floors
4-digit entry codes, one for each telephone number
3 form “C” dry contact relays
EEPROM memory
Voice and data (programming) connection over either cellular, internet, or copper POTS lines
Call stations provide communication via telephone network from an entry point to a designated office
Database import/export feature
System can be connected via a cellular connection using DKS Cellular Services; via the internet using DKS Data over the Internet Services for VoIP and/or programming; POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) using DKS IM Server or your own modem
Control the access controller relays directly from a PC
Three internal relays allow the 1838 to control a main entry point plus two additional entry points





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