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AP-530 Standalone Single Door Access Card Reader

The AP-530 is  low cost, single door, stand-alone access control. The AP-530 provides complete time zone control of access with its battery-backed real time clock, and provides a printer output for event logging and configuration output, via its RS-232 serial interface. No programming cards, as used on other low cost stand-alone readers, are required. All AP-530 programming is performed via its integral 12 position keypad.



  • Wide input voltage range (+6 to +24 Vdc)
  • Low power/surface mount/1 million pass read head
  • Small, rugged, die cast aluminum (mullion mount)
  • Complete array of coordinated mounting hardware
  • Mounts with security screw/tamper switch
  • Attractive, weatherized finishes available
  • 3 LEDs for access and reader status
  • 12 position keypad with audible feedback
  • Real time clock with battery back-up
  • RS-232 printer interface/Bi-directional swipe
  • Supports credit cards or Apollo supplied high coercivity magnetic stripe cards
  • 1000 sequential/100 random or credit cards
  • 4 time zones/7 access levels/20 Holidays
  • Monitors and reports reader tamper/door alarm
  • Output for door strike/output for auxiliary use
  • Non-volatile memory for card/PIN storage
  • Installs with plug-in connectors


The AP-530 has 4 inputs and 2 outputs. It monitors door contact, exit push-button, reader tamper and auxiliary alarm zone, and outputs control lines for the electric door strike and an auxiliary output. The aux output can be used for a local door alarm, to arm/disarm a separate alarm system, or for any other output functions. The AP-530 can limit access by time of day, day of week and provides up to 20 holidays that can override the day of week. Reader mode (card only, card/PIN, card and PIN, facility codes, locked, unlocked) can be controlled by time.


  • Dimensions: 5.6"L x 1.98"W x 1.5"H (14.2 x 5 x 3.8 cm)
  • Weight: 0.4 lb. (0.18 kg)
  • Operating Temperature Range: -40 to +85º C (-40 to +185º F)
  • Humidity Range: 0 to 95%, non-condensing
  • Power Requirements: +6 to +24Vdc @ 25mA

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