C4 Compact Controller


The C4 is the latest compact controller from Progeny. C4 can work alone as a combined controller Keypad or Controller RFID reader or both. C4 can also be used with an externally connected Keypad, Reader or Reader-Keypad. The latter allows the role of the C4 to become a programming station or touch sensitive Request to Exit button or both.
The embedded proximity reader works with standard Dark Crystal credentials. It also has all the feedback and brightness controls found with a P4 system.
The electronic lock supply is programmable for Fail Open or Fail Locked locking devices.

Dark Crystal Switch Plate Reader

C4 Compact Controller Reader and Keypad

Easy Programming

Simplified management of user access to programming options:

  • Traditional keypad master password
  • Key switch input for adding a card or changing the access code
  • Master programming card presented to the controller to change the code or add cards.

Features

  • Controller, RFID Reader & Touch to Exit in one
  • Up to 200 Crystal Proximity Cards & Fobs
  • Brightness Control
  • Volume Control
  • Internal Use
  • Easy Card Management
  • Easy Code Management
  • Up to 8 Digit Access Code
  • Connection for Seperate Reader
  • Integrated Capacitive Touch Switch
  • Copy of Dimensions (mm) W50.8 x H 133 x D25.4
  • Product Code 4059
  • Full Manual
Anatomy Diagram of C4 Commpact Controller

Installation Examples


C4 Only

This is the simplest of the configurations with the C4 mounted on the outside of the access door. A locking device and a power supply are all that need to be added to complete the system.


C4 Only Diagram

    Depending on the locking device used, some additional items may be needed to support that device. If the locking device is a magnet then a Green Call point is going to be required for emergency egress and a Request to exit button to open the door from the inside.

    Optional extras would be the Crystal RFID credentials (Cards or Key Fobs).
    The keypad on the C4 is used for programming. Up to 200 Credentials can be added and the access code can be from 1 to 8 digits in length.
    This configuration can be used for:

    • Access Code Entry
    • RFID Credential Entry
    • Code and Credential Entry (2 Factor Authentication)

    C4 with RFID Reader

    In this configuration, the C4 controller is moved to the secure side of the access door. From this position, it can be used for programming as before but also the RFID reader can also be used to provide Credential IN / Credential OUT functionality.


    C4 with external RFID example Diagram

      Alternatively, the internal capacitive Request to Exit sensor can be activated. This would give “Credential IN / Touch Switch Out” functionality.

      If the locking device is a magnet then a Green Call point is going to be required for emergency egress.

      The keypad on the C4 is used for programming. Up to 200 Credentials can be added and the access code can be from 1 to 8 digits in length.

      This configuration can be used for:

      • Credential Entry, Touch Button Exit
      • Credential Entry, Access Code Exit
      • Credential Entry, Credential Exit

      C4 with Keypad & RFID Reader

      In this configuration, the C4 controller is also moved to the secure side of the access door. In this position, it can be used for programming as before but also the RFID reader can be used to provide Credential In / Out functionality.


      C4 with external RFID example Diagram

        Alternatively, the internal capacitive Request to Exit sensor can be activated. This would give “Credential In / Touch Switch Out” functionality.

        With the benefit of a Keypad-Reader on the outside of the door, an access code can be used for entry as well as user credentials. This can be useful for giving access to temporary users such as visitors. In this situation, the access code would be changed periodically. Meanwhile, everyday users would use their RFID credentials to access the same door.

        If the locking device is a magnet then a Green Call point is going to be required for emergency egress.

        The keypad on the C4 is used for programming. Up to 200 Credentials can be added and the access code can be from 1 to 8 digits in length.

        This configuration can be used for:

        • Code to Enter
        • Credential Entry
        • Code and Credential Entry
        • Access Code Exit
        • Touch Button Exit
        • Credential Exit

        C4 with Vandal Resistant Keypad

        In this configuration, the C4 controller is also moved to the secure side of the access door. In this position, it can be used for programming as before but also for entering the access code for “Code In / Code Out” functionality.


        C4 with external RFID example Diagram

          Alternatively, the internal capacitive Request to Exit sensor can be activated. This would give “Credential Ii / Touch Switch Out” functionality.

          With the benefit of a Vandal-Resistant Keypad on the outside of the door, an access code can be used for entry on doors leading from the outside in areas where the risk of damage is a concern.

          If the locking device is a magnet then a Green Call point is going to be required for emergency egress.

          The keypad on the C4 is used for programming. The access code can be from 1 to 8 digits in length.

          This configuration can be used for:

          • Access Code Entry
          • Access Code Exit
          • Touch Sensitive Button Exit

          Crystal Credentials


          Placeholder

          Crystal credentials are available in two forms:

          • ISO card in a CR80 format.
          • Key fob with loop to hang on a keyring.

          The ISO card is credit card sized and is suitable for printing using widely available photo ID printers. Compatible with Dye Sublimation and Re-Transfer Printers.

          Dark Crystal Features


          Dark Crystal readers take full advantage of the two-way communication in the P4 reader interface. Saving connections and installation time this feature also provides for a much richer and more informative user experience from the access control system.

          Brightness

          The stand by illumination of a reader is helpful in most poorly lit situations. However, this, can make the reader at target when in an unsupervised vandal vulnerable location.

          Brightness Control

          Dark crystal readers introduce, for the first time, programmable brightness of the standby status indication. Adjustable is 10 steps from off to full brightness.

          C4 Manual for detail...

          Volume

          There are occasions when, the normally useful, user feedback beep sounds form a reader can be; inconvenient, distracting or just annoying.

          Volume Control

          Dark crystal readers introduce, for the first time, programmable Volume of user feedback sounds. Adjustable is 16 steps from off to full volume.

          C4 Manual for detail...

          Alarm

          Alarm indication at a door can be very useful. Normally this would mean fitting additional hardware to give that Alarm Notification.

          Integrated Alarm

          Dark Crystal readers have a built in alarm sounder and strobe light.

          C4 Manual for detail...


          Indication

          Status indication is very useful to users of the access control system. Lock status, Interlock with another door etc.

          Full Colour Light Bar

          Dark Crystal Readers have a rich colour light bar and a bright strobe light.

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