New ACTpro 1520e Single Door IP Controller now released

Published by James McAlister on Monday, March 07, 2016

ACT has released a single-door IP controller aimed at new and existing customers.

The ACTpro 1520e gives integrators ultimate flexibility. They can install the controller using IP at every door, create a hub from RS485 or, most importantly, expand using Ethernet by exploiting the unit’s dual Ethernet switch.

The controller is both flexible and scalable. New clients will usually opt to connect the ACTpro 1520e sequentially as a daisy chain but ACT’s legacy clients can use it seamlessly with the company’s two and four-door controllers.

The ACTpro 1520e offers the benefits of distributed intelligence, anti passback, interlock and status LEDs. The controller is designed to work from ACT’s latest management software, ACTenterprise. It can be used with all of ACT’s readers including the RFID 125KHz, MIFARE Classic and DESFire EV1.


  • Compatibility: Backwards compatible with entire ACTpro Range

  • Scalability: Scales from 1 door to thousands of doors

  • Flexibility: IP at every door or expand using ethernet cable

  • Simplicity: Easy to specify – 1 ACTpro 1520e per door


The R&D team at ACT has created the ACTpro 1520e controller with user convenience and total cost of ownership (TCO) in mind. The extensive diagnostic aids include voltage monitoring, break glass monitoring, reader short circuit protection, tamper alert and mains present monitoring.

The controller can be used on major sites and a single unit will operate with multiple entry & exit readers. Scalability is virtually unlimited. A network of up to 4,000 doors can be created and a client site could have 60,000 users with each user having four credentials.

Installers will appreciate the ample space in the enclosure for cable management. The controller has a 2 Amp power supply though a non-PSU variant, the ACTpro1500e, is also available. The product is available now from ACT’s installer and distribution channels.

The ACTpro 1520e is extremely simple to specify – you need one ACTpro 1520e per door.


For more information on the ACTpro 1520e please contact