Pro Series Proximity IP Door Reader

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Access Control Readers and Reader-Controller

Access Control Reader-Controller
Access Control Reader-Controller

This Reader-Controller is part of the Biometric family of Door Access Control

There are two types of access control systems. One uses simple slave door readers, and the other uses reader-controllers.

The professional series of RFID proximity IP door reader-controllers provide extended functionality.  These IP readers provide advanced functionality such as elevator control, pass-back control, emergency lockdown, and integration with video recording systems.

The readers are part of the pro-series biometric family of IP door readers. The Pro Series biometric readers can detect multiple characteristics such as fingerprint and finger-vein, or facial recognition and fingerprints.

The network-attached Pro-series is designed to be easily installed. You can start with just one IP reader and add additional readers as required. The door readers can operate in standalone mode or as part of a centrally managed enterprise door access control system. The central on-site software TVIP-TIRSoft is licensed per reader.


This indoor professional network-attached RFID reader includes an LCD touchscreen that allows you to enter a PIN code, or set up the reader.

The reader can also be managed using TVIP-TIRSoft central access control software. The readers can be powered using the included power adapter or using the optional PoE kit. The kit includes a power injector and splitter that provides high power for readers and electric locks.

Features of IP Pro Door Readers:

  • Network-attached reader
  • Multiple verification modes include credential and/or pin code
  • Network-attached with the option of power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Stores up to 50,000 credentials.
  • USB flash interface for back up or transfer of database
  • Easy management and operation. It can work by itself or with a computer for large installations requiring centralized management
  • TVIP-TIRSoft Access Control Software provides central management and control
  • Optional HID or Smartcard (MiFare) credential support
  • Built-in camera stores 7,000 event snapshot history and 3,000 user photos
  • Tamper sensor


Models available

TVIP2R-Pro: Includes RFID IP Reader, and everything you need for installation including a backplate, network cable, screws, pigtail cables diode, and screwdriver.

TVIP2R-Pro-POE: Includes RFID IP Reader plus the PoE kit.  The kit includes a high power injector and splitter. It also includes all the items above.

TVIP2R-ProMF: Adds the capability to use Smartcards (MiFare) credentials.

Specifications for Indoor IP Reader

 Feature Description
Touchscreen display2.4-inch TFT-LCD
Network AttachedTCP/IP RJ45 connection
Power12 VDC, 3A (adapter included) or PoE kit
FunctionsAccess Levels/Groups/Holidays, DST/Bell Schedule, Duress Mode (Password), Anti-Passback, Record Query, Custom Wallpaper & Screen Saver
Software for Windows ComputerCentral software management—TVIPTirSoft
Dimensions7.7 x 3.5 x 1.4 inches (195.5 x 87 x 35 mm)
CommunicationTCP/IP, RS485 (for slave reader) USB Host Wiegand Input/Output (TVIP-1200 uses RS485)
Lock and Door InterfaceLock Relay Output, Alarm Output/Auxiliary Input, Exit Button/Door Sensor, Doorbell Output
Credential capacity50,000

Product Specification Sheet

Proximity Slave Readers Connect to the Controller

The following door readers can be used indoors or outdoors. They are available in kits that include the indoor Procontrol control box that attaches to the same network as other pro readers.  Another option is the outdoor RFID reader with fingerprint capability.  It attaches directly to the network and doesn’t include a control box.

The kit prevents the reader wires from being used to open an external door secured by an electric lock. The TVIP-Procontrol100 box provides the power to the reader and controls the electric lock. TVIP-TIRSoft software provides the central control and management for these door reader systems


The kit includes the TVIP500H RFID slave reader that communicates to the indoor TVIP-procontrol100-KIT, using Wiegand communication. This very small reader is best when you need just an RFID proximity reader for your outer door.

Proximity Access Control Reader

Access Control Reader with Keypad


The kit includes the TVIPSMK-V RFID reader with a control box that provides a connection to the same network system as other Pro readers.  The reader includes a keypad.

This metallic access control reader is designed to be vandal resistant. It reads proprietary prox. cards or keyfob credentials


The kit includes the TVIP502 RFID reader with keypad and with a control box that provides a connection to the same network system as other Pro readers.

The reader supports HID RFID proximity credentials.

RFID Prox Reader with Keypad

Specifications for Outdoor IP Reader Systems

Communication to ReadersWiegand 26(Default) /Wiegand 34, USB (TVIP-1500 uses RS485)
Network AttachedTCP/IP RJ45 connection to TVIP-ProController100
Reader PowerPower provided from Pro-control box (TVIP-procontrol100-KIT)
Power to control box9.6~14.4V DC (adapter provided with kit), or PoE splitter kit
TVIP-502H Environment32°—113° F / 0° C—45° C, IP65
TVIP-500H Environment-35° F to 149° F / -37° C to + 65° C, IP67
TVIP-SMK Environment-4F° to 122F°  / -20° C to + 50° C, IP65, vandal resistant metallic design
Credential capacity (Pro-Control)30,000
Connections (Pro-ControlElectric lock power and control, Door sensor, REX, Door button, AUX
Pro-Control Temperature0° C—45° C

Product Specification Sheet

Access Controllers

The heart of a door access control system is the controller or access control panel. The controller is an electronic or computer device that manages one or more door readers. The access controller receives the person’s ID number from the door reader, matches the credential to the list of approved users, and then opens the electric lock. Access control management software is required to manage all the users, determine who can enter, what door they can use, and when they can enter. To learn more about Controllers, please read our article Access Controller Comparison.

There are three families of controllers:

The Pro Controller is used in larger access control systems and supports RFID-proximity and Biometric readers. The network-attached Hub-Controller is simpler, lower-cost device that includes built-in software. It’s best used in small access control systems. The Enterprise controller is best used in larger systems (but is cost-effective in smaller systems as well). It is recommended for applications that require elevator control and integration with IP camera systems. It is an incremental system that supports many types of door readers, including those that use mobile credentials.

Select: Pro Controller | Pro-Bio Controller | Enterprise Controller


Door Reader controller
Access Control Box

Professional door access controller. The kit includes the Pro-control module, power supply, and metal box.  It also provides the vandal-resistant security required for outdoor readers.  There is a single door, two-door, and the four-door model.  The controller box provides power to the readers and the electric lock. A power adapter is included in the kit.

TVIP-TIRSoft Access Control Management software is required to support these controllers.

Models available:

  • TVIP-ProControl-100Kit: Single-door controller
  • TVIP-ProControl-200Kit: Two-door controller
  • TVIP-ProControl-400Kit: Four-door controller

IPPOEkit: Optional PoE splitter kit is available.

Features of IP Controller:

  • Network-attached control box
  • Multiple controllers are supported by the access control management software
  • Up to 8,000 doors are supported by these Pro controllers.
  • Multiple verification modes include credential and/or pin code
  • Includes a power supply.  There is also an optional Power over Ethernet (PoE) splitter
  • Stores up to 30,000 credentials
  • Easy management and operation using a Windows computer running TVIP-TIRsoft software.

Network-Attached Hub-Controller

Pro-bio access controller
Pro-bio access controller

The Hub-Controller connects to the network and can be powered over Ethernet (PoE). It is available with built-in access control management software.

The controller supports up to 80 RFID readers.

The controller is available with preloaded access management software. The software includes User Enrollment & Management, Door Control & Monitoring, individual grouping, and easy setup.

Features of Access Hub Controller

  • Built-in Web Application: provides advanced access control management
  • Interface: User-programmable auxiliary relays can be used to control lights, alarms, annunciators, intrusion detection panels, additional locking devices, or any other external electrical device that a switch can control.
  • Capacity: 1 Primary panel can support up to 20 Secondary panels. A maximum of 84 doors can be supported when using all 21 panels. Each Pro-Bio Series panel can store up to 5,000 users (fingerprint templates or RFID cards) & 10,000 transactions plus unlimited archive downloads.
  • Power: Pro-Bio Series uses a 12V DC 3A power supply and supports Power over Ethernet (PoE).
  • Choice of readers: The access controller box supports Wiegand or OSDP readers and fingerprint reader.
  • Communications: Uses wired or wireless networks
  • Mobile App: The panel supports a smartphone app that can remotely lock or unlock the doors.

Enterprise Access Controller

A Modular Approach to Access Control System

The controller is located at each door and connects to the network. It makes it very easy to add just one door and then incrementally add other doors as required. The controllers are powered using PoE, making them very easy to install and expand. Each controller supports a single reader or back-to-back readers. Also available as a two-door system. The diagram below shows an example of the door devices attached to the door access controller.

Hartmann Door Access Diagram
Hartmann Door Access Diagram

These controllers are supported by Door Access Control Management software.

Features of the Enterprise Access Controller

  • The controller attaches to the network and is Powered over Ethernet (PoE).
  • Multiple controllers are supported by the access control management software
  • Integration with IP Camera Systems
  • Elevator controls are supported by the access control management software
  • Easy connections to all the devices required to provide complete door access control.
  • Built-in relays control the lock and provide the capability to support two readers.
  • Wide selection of door readers are available. You can select, RFID proximity readers which include 125 kHz versions, HID compatible readers, Smart Card readers, biometric readers, and Bluetooth connected Smartphone credentials.
  • Learn more…

Application Note

Door Security: Special wiring is required to ensure security when the door reader is outside. The outdoor RFID readers connect to an indoor control box. The controller connects to the same network as other Pro readers.  It also provides increased security.  An outdoor door reader can be vandalized. If they break off the reader and short the wires going to the electric lock they may be able to open the door.  To prevent this type of vandalism, the wires that control the lock are removed from the reader. Instead, the lock control is wired from inside the building.

Access Control Diagram
Access Control Diagram

The door reader provides a coded signal to the TVIP-procontrol100-KIT located inside. The Procontrol determines if the credential is acceptable, and if it is, provides the control signals directly to the electric lock.

If you need help selecting the right IP proximity reader, please contact us at 800-431-1658 in the USA, or at 914-944-3425 everywhere else, or use our contact form.