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PW-Series Modular Access Control System
Intelligent Controllers


The PW-Series Modular Control System is an advanced access control hardware architecture capable of providing solutions for large enterprise applications. The Intelligent Controller (PW6K1IC, PW3K1IC or PW6K1ICE) provides power and flexibility with its 32-bit architecture, TCP/IP support, flash memory, large local cardholder database, and large reader and I/O module support.

The Intelligent Controller is designed to operate off-line, making access control decisions independently from a PC or other controlling device. It can also be connected to a host computer for system configuration, alarm monitoring and direct control. Connectivity to the host computer is accomplished via direct serial communication (RS232 or RS485), dial-up modem, or TCP/IP network connection. The PW-6000 has Ethernet directly embedded and will support a second Ethernet connection.

The PW6K1IC Intelligent Controllers support any combination of up to 32 I/O or reader boards (16 for the PW3K1IC) to monitor alarm input points, relay output points and access control reader interfaces. By offering a modular design, the system can be tailored to meet a wide range of applications, while optimizing cost and mounting space.

The PW-6000 will support up to 300,000 cards and 50,000 transactions. The PW-6101 will support up to 240,000 cards and 50,000 transactions. The PW-3000 Intelligent Controller accommodates a card database of 7,800 cards and a standard transaction buffer of 5,000 transactions.

The PW-Series access modules have been designed to accommodate various mounting options. Units can be wall mounted in a high density configuration (PW5K2ENC1) when space is limited, a 19" rack configuration (PW5K2ENC2), or in a tile mount configuration (PW5K1ENC3). The PW-6000 controller utilizes a built-in Web server to configure the hardware attributes of the controller.


  • Up to 12 intervals per time zone where each interval is a start time, stop time and day map. The day map indicates the day of the week or holiday
  • 255 possible holidays are defined by a starting date and duration
  • Automatic calculation of leap year and Daylight Saving Time
  • 9-digit (32-bit) user ID standard / 15-digit maximum - PW-3000, 19-digit (64-bit) user ID - PW-6000/PW-6101
  • Support for FIPS long card numbers
  • Activation and deactivation dates by card
  • Up to 16 access levels per card or individual time zones per readers
  • Up to 8-digit Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) - PW-3000, 8-digit - PW6000/PW-6101
  • Operating modes include locked, unlocked, facility code, card only, card and PIN, card or PIN, and PIN only
  • Strike modes include fail-safe and fail-secure
  • Up to eight card formats per reader
  • Entire card bit-stream reported with invalid facility code or invalid card format
  • Anti-passback support – free pass and exempt flags, last area accessed, last reader accessed and time/date of last access
  • Configurable as standard, entry delay latching, entry delay non-latching and exit delay
  • Configurable as standard (energize to activate) or fail-safe (de-energize to activate)
  • Pulse control: single pulse (up to 24 hours) or repeating pulses (on/off in 0.1 second increments, up to 255 times)
  • Any combination of 32 I/O or reader modules may be connected to the PW6K1IC RS485 ports. 4,000 feet / 1,250 meters total bus length per port (a max 16 I/O or reader board may connect to the PW3K1IC)
  • UL294, UL1076 Listed
  • AES FIPS 197 Encryption
  • PW-6000 Web server for hardware configuration

Product Documentation

Title   Size Date
Data Sheets
Data sheet – Hardware 134.51 KB 06/19/17
PW-3000 Ethernet Board Installation 582.18 KB
PW-3000 Intelligent Controller Installation 1.99 MB
PW-5000 Enclosure Installation 2.59 MB
PW-5000 Ethernet Board Installation 820.28 KB
PW-5000 Input Module Installation 2.11 MB
PW-5000 Intelligent Controller Installation 2.42 MB
PW-5000 One Reader Interface Installation 633.28 KB
PW-5000 Output Module Installation 1.77 MB
PW-5000 Power Supply Installation 483.58 KB
PW-5000 Remote Enclosure Installation 3.72 MB
PW-5000 Single Reader Enclosure Installation 400.2 KB
PW-5000 Two Reader Interface Installation 2.41 MB
PW-6000 Intelligent Controller Installation 1.46 MB 01/08/15
PW-6000 Two-Reader Module Installation Guide 877.4 KB 06/14/11
Technical Bulletin
Power Supply Assembly and Installation Instructions 1.26 MB 02/12/18
PW-6000 Dual Reader Board PW6K1R2 923.79 KB 11/05/08
PW-6000 Input Module PW6K1IN 1.04 MB 11/05/08
PW-6000 Output Module PW6K1OUT 1.04 MB 11/05/08
Engineering Documents
Pro-Watch 4.2 A&E Specs 49.13 KB 01/28/15
Ordering Information

Part No. Description
PW-3000 and PW-6000 Intelligent Control System
PW6K1IC PW-6000 Intelligent Controller – Capacity for 32 I/O or reader boards
PW3K1IC PW-3000 Intelligent Controller – Capacity for 16 I/O or reader boards
PW6K1IN PW-Series 16 input module
PW6K1OUT PW-Series 16 relay output module
PW5K1R1 PW-Series single reader module (only for use in PW5K1ENC4)
PW6K1R2 PW-Series dual reader module
PW5K1MX8 8-Port multiplexer
PW-6101 Intelligent Control System
PW6K1ICE Intelligent Controller
PW6K1R1E One door reader module
Enclosures and Accessories
PW5K2ENC1 PW-Series high density enclosure (power supply and battery not included) PW-Series high density enclosure for 19" rack installations (power supply and battery not included)
PW6K2E2PS PW-Series 110/220 VAC, 4 amp power supply for PW5K2ENC1 and PW5K2ENC2 enclosures
PW5K1ENC3 PW-Series remote enclosure with plug-in with 110V transformer/power supply
PW5K1ENC4 Single reader enclosure (for use with PW5K1R1)
PW5K1DCC PW-Series daisy chain cable
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