Test requirements for testing access control systems

Raedle, W.; Letsch, Bernhard; Buehlmann, U.; Uehlinger, Urs (2016). Test requirements for testing access control systems In: 11th Conference on Advanced Building Skin 2016. Bern, Schweiz. 10.-11.10.2016.

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Nowadays, building skins, including doors and windows, are highly energy efficient constructions designed to minimize energy consumption. With the improvement of the thermal insulation properties of modern building skins, access systems (e.g., locks) have gained attention as a place where energy is lost and condensation occurs. Moisture from condensation is of particular concern for access systems relying on electronics. However, no standards as to the thermal efficiency and air and water tightness of such access systems exist as of today. Researchers at Bern University of Applied Sciences, while investigating the performance of existing access systems, had to develop a set of standards to be able to compare the performance of different products and settings. For this purpose, the researchers combined knowledge from existing standards for similar products and used new ideas to test access system performance.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


School of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
School of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering > AHB Teaching


Raedle, W.;
Letsch, Bernhard;
Buehlmann, U. and
Uehlinger, Urs


T Technology > TH Building construction






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26 Feb 2020 10:02

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10 Mar 2023 12:36

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Access system Air and driving rain permeability Condensation Tightness Mechatronic Testing standard Access system performance





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