Installing a Linear Access Control System | All Security Equipment

Usually we receive the following questions from customers that are installing a Linear access control system:

Question: What’s the maximum distance you can go with an RS-485 connection?

Answer: The RS-485 is limited to a total of 4,000 feet. This is a per-network distance meaning the total length of all cable runs within a network should not exceed 4,000 feet.

Question: How Far can I run an RS-232 (serial) Connection?

Answer: 40 to 50 feet (12m - 15m) is the practical maximum distance using Enhanced CAT5 cable. Some technicians have made longer runs, but this isn't recommended.

Although these topics are very useful to do a correct installation, always check with the instruction manual provided with the system and remember that we always recommend hiring a qualified company/installer to do the job.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us toll free at 1-800-803-8093.

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