Our implementation strategy blends CBORD, customer, and third party resources resulting in a world-class installation.

Contractors with CBORD

CS Access™, the CBORD IP-based door access control system, works with CS Gold®, Odyssey PCS™, and Odyssey HMS™ to provide integrated access control. Combined with a comprehensive line of intelligent control panels and dual technology readers, CS Access provides a total access control solution. CBORD’s implementation strategy blends CBORD, customer, and third-party resources resulting in a world-class installation. Third party resources include contractors who can support the physical installation of access hardware. CBORD continually looks to partner with organizations who have expertise in electronic access system installation providing project management, onsite supervision, and onsite installation technicians.

Establishing the Partnership

The partner agreement is between CBORD and the partner organization. The steps to partnership are:

  1. Execute this CBORD Non-Disclosure Agreement by CBORD and future partner (2 weeks)
  2. Submit credit application and complete reference check (1 month)
  3. Acquire CBORD certification of key future partner staff (3-6 months)

Any questions you have about this process can be sent to Nancy Sullivan.

Hardware Installation

Hardware installation is comprised of locks (Allegion or ASSA ABLOY) and CBORD proprietary hardware including Squadron Panels and Third Party Readers. Training is provided by CBORD at their Duluth, GA training center on the installation specifics of the panels and readers.

CBORD Certification

CBORD requires that future partner staff installing CBORD propriety hardware are CBORD Certified. Certification is extended to individuals, not the partner organization. Certification is based on system version and recertification may be required when there are system upgrades.

CBORD Certification Classes

Squadron Installation with Third-Party Readers

A four-day hands-on installation course that covers how to install and maintain Squadron equipment and the installation of Allegion wireless readers with their Handkey II biometric reader. Additional topics include an overview of hardware and equipment, installation techniques, CS Access configuration, and communication needs.

AD400 Integrated Lockset Classroom Training

This two-day training is designed for contractors who will be installing AD400 integrated locksets at CBORD customer sites. Training includes a discussion about commissioning that is not presented by the manufacturer which ensures that installation of locks is supported by CBORD products.

Please note that CS Gold® and CS Access™ classes are not open to third parties.


Certificates are provided via email upon successfully passing the class test. Classes are scheduled quarterly at the CBORD/Horizon Duluth, GA training facility. Registration is first-come, first-served. Available class dates can be provided upon request along with associated class prices. Payment is required prior to attending class.

Duluth Training Facility

Our training facilities are located at our sister company, Horizon Software in Duluth, GA

Driving Directions

View the Google map.

  • From Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, take I-85 North to Exit 108 (Sugarloaf Parkway West)
  • Turn right onto Sugarloaf Parkway, heading West
  • Turn right at Premiere Parkway after approximately 1.6 miles
  • Turn right at the 3rd driveway (there is EMC signage, there is no Horizon signage on the building)

Please plan to arrive on day one a little early. See the receptionist for a security badge. The receptionist will then notify your instructor to come and meet you.

Class begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. each day. We will set aside an hour for lunch which is on your own. End time on the last day of class is at the discretion of the instructor. We will certainly be mindful of flight schedules as well as area traffic patterns.

Duluth Training Facility Details

  CBORD Training Facility (Horizon Software)
2850 Premiere Parkway, Suite 100
Duluth, GA 30097
Main Phone Number: 800.741.7100

Duluth Area Hotels

CBORD/Horizon Preferred Hotels

  • Hampton Inn (1.8 miles from training center)
    6010 Sugarloaf Parkway
    Lawrenceville, GA 30043