Introducing the NOVA.16E

Nova 16 From Secura Key

We are excited to announce the new NOVA.16 by Secura Key! This multi-reader access control panel system eliminates cable home runs from individual doors. Based on a powerful 32-bit RISC processor, it provides major upgrades to Secura Key’s legacy SK-NET system. Each panel connects to the local area network using built-in Ethernet connection. It also connects to a high speed, RS485 peripheral network that supports up to 16 Smart Readers, each controlling a single door or gate.

The peripheral network can extend up to 4,000 feet away from the controller. The NOVA.16’s RS-485 communication lines are protected with gas discharge tube surge suppressors, keeping systems running in areas with extreme weather conditions and power problems.

By reducing the number of control panels required for multi-door systems, plus the associated cost of providing electrical outlets, space and power supplies for those panels, the NOVA.16 provides huge savings in installation time and cost. The NOVA.16 can also be interconnected using the RS-485 Command Bus.


  • Supports up to 16 doors using Smart Readers on an RS-485 bus
  • 6,500 cards; 10,000 time-stamped events
  • 15 programmable time zones, 32 holidays, and one door control Time Zone per reader
  • Built-in TCP/IP capability for LAN/WAN connections
  • Optional wireless LAN module and modems available
  • UL294, FCC and CE regulatory approvals
  • New system architecture eliminates cable home runs from individual doors

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New Smart Readers

The NOVA.16 boasts a 3-amp, heavy-duty power supply with power line noise filtering and resettable thermal fuses. It continually monitors the backup battery status. Communications speeds and transaction storage capacity have more than doubled over previous controller models.

Secura Key Smart Readers are designed to work with the NOVA.16 multi-reader control panel and SK-NET version 5.1. Each Smart Reader has all the inputs and outputs to monitor and control a door or gate, including a Solid State Strike/Latch Relay, two Open Collector outputs for controlling low powered devices (or interposing relays), and four inputs for monitoring door monitor switches, REX buttons, tamper outputs and more. These input and output connections are made directly at the Smart Reader. The Smart Reader only requires a twisted pair of wires for RS485 data, plus an additional pair for 12VDC power, which can all be accomplished using inexpensive CAT 5e cable.

The Smart Reader eliminates the requirement for multiple cable home runs for door strikes, Wiegand data, inputs, and outputs. It eliminates the cost of adding a control panel for every pair of doors – up to 16 Smart Readers can be connected to a single NOVA.16.

The NOVA.16 can be added to an existing SK-NET system and is functionally compatible with legacy SK-ACP controllers. An upgrade to SK-NET Version 5.1 is required.

SK-NET Access Control Software

SK-NET Access Control Software is an easy-to-use Windows-based program for managing NOVA.16 control panels. The SK-NET-DM basic software controls up to 200 doors using RS-485, and also allows a single TCP/IP connection. SK-NET-MLD features fully integrated ID badging software. Client/server licenses permit software to access from multiple workstations.

SK-NET is very intuitive and easy to learn, with Windows conventions such as drag-and-drop and right-click menus. Transaction history displays all card uses with time, date, location and user names. SK-NET also features video integration with Remote Eyes Viedo Management from Odyssey Technologies. Stored video is associated with card transactions, alarm conditions, or other events.