Reduce Access Control Energy Costs with
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Technology

Borer employs ‘Clean Design’ principles to produce products that use less energy with a higher level of integration, reducing the amount and size of the equipment required.

Below is a comparison between Borer’s Clean Design using Power over Ethernet and the Traditional Architecture Model.

Borer Power over Ethernet Access Control


Borer PoE FUSION System is designed to work over the corporate LAN using TCP/IP (Internet Protocol). Each door is individually connected to the Midspan Bridge using the CAT5e/6 data cable. Power and data are delivered down the CAT5e/6 cable thereby eliminating the need to install a power supply at every door.


  • Reduce the amount of equipment needed
  • Reduce services and infrastructure (trades and technical disciplines)
  • Reduce power outlets, cabling complexity
  • Simplify and speed up installation and commissioning
  • Reduce maintenance overheads
  • Lower energy demands

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Hardware at the door


Typical Power Consumption: 1.6 Watts Quiescent, 1.2 Watts Duty Cycle
Installation Time: Approximately 2 hours (excluding carpentry)


Industry Standard Legacy Model


Typical Legacy System uses a traditional architecture which connects a chain of access doors to the LAN via an Ethernet to RS485 data converter. A data cable is run from one door to the next in a daisy chain style. Main power outlets are required at every door. In addition a metal wall box to house a power supply, battery pack and door controller is mounted at each door. Cables are installed to connect electric locks, card reader heads, etc. back to the control box.


  • A qualified electrician to fit the mains power spurs
  • A joiner to fit the lock
  • A technician to install and commission the electronics
  • An IT technician to setup and integrate the system into the user’s IT network

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Hardware at the door


Typical Power Consumption: 60 Watts Quiescent, 48 Watts Duty Cycle
Installation Time: Approximately 1 day (excluding carpentry)


  1. Card Reader
  2. Electric Strike (Fail Safe)
  3. Door Monitor
  4. Press to Exit Switch
  5. Power Supply and Equipment Housing
  6. Controller
  7. Transformer
  8. Fuse
  9. Battery
  10. Control Panel
  11. Serial Data Link (RS485)
  12. Mains Power Spur

Number of Cable Terminations

  • Mains Power 6
    Power Supply 2
    Battery 4
    Card Reader 16
    Electric Strike 4
  • Door Monitor 4
    Push to Exit Switch 4
    Tamper 4
    Controller Data (RS485) 4
    Total 46