On Doors tab, controller readers are assigned as doors. Here doors are reviewed, created, modified and removed. On doors details panel, readers settings are changed. Doors are created by clicking on Add new item to list or Create new item buttons. On details panel, door configurations are made.

While configuring doors, the most mandatory fields that has to be filled are Door nameDevice IP address and Reader address. Depending on selected Controller type, different reader settings are available.

  • Door name. The name of the configured door.
  • Strike time. Indicates for how long the lock must remain unlocked after granting access. A full upload to controllers is required.
  • Extended access. Indicates for how long the lock must remain unlocked after granting access for a user with extended time enabled. A full upload to controllers is required.
  • Held open time. Indicates the time given for closing the door. If the door is not closed within this time period, “Held open” alarm event is generated. A full upload to controllers is required.
  • Locations. Set up location for the door.
  • Entry & Exit directions (button). There are 2 direction that can be configured for a door to be readers or an exit button.
  • Device IP address. Assign a controller to a door. The controllers displayed on the list depends on selected Locations and if it has free reader ports open (not yet added to any door). The information that is displayed on the device list: IP/IMEC; MAC; Status; Device type; Device name.
  • Network configuration for this controller (button). Located on the right side of the Device IP address field. By clicking on it, opens Device tab and focuses on the selected device.
  • Search for new devices (button). Located on the right side of the Network configuration for this controller button. This opens the Searching for devices and enables the device search function.
  • Controller type. Displays the type of the controller that is assigned to the door. This field is not editable.
  • Device type. Indicates the type of role the device should take: Reader or Exit button.
  • Panel number. Indicates the port of the device it should use. This function only shows up for Mercury controllers EP1501, EP1502 and HID controllers VertX V1000 and VertX EVO V1000. For Otis elevator, DEC’s IP address acts as a panel number.
  • Reader address. Indicates which reader to use. Depending on the controller, the displayed options are different. If a controller only has 1 reader address, “Single reader” will be displayed. If the controller has multiple reader addresses – “Reader 1” and “Reader 2” are displayed.
  • Default mode. Select access credentials for the door. Depending on the device type, different selection options are presented.
  • Keypad format. Select a keypad format for PIN identifications. This option appears when a Default mode is set for HID devices as “PIN only”, “Card or PIN” or “Card & PIN”. Only available for HID devices.
  • Keypad format configuration (button). On the right side of Keypad format field, there is a Settings button, which opens Keypad format configuration window. In this window, it is possible to review built-in keypad formats and configure custom ones. Built-in keypad formats cannot be removed.


    • Keypad format. Keypad format name.
    • Keypad structure. Keypads button configuration.
    • PIN length. The length of the PIN number.
    • PIN entry timeout. Time interval which is given for a user to enter the PIN number from first to last digit.
    • Number of retries. Number of times the PIN number can be entered incorrectly. After reaching this limit, the reader will not accept PIN number entries for a time period that is configured in Lockout time field.
    • Lockout time. The locked time interval for the reader after the maximum number of Number of retries attempts have been reached.
    • Enter button. Specify which button will have the “Enter” function. This button is used to confirm the PIN number or when a PIN number has to be entered that is shorter than PIN length.
    • Cancel button. Specify which button will have the “Cancel” function. This button is used to cancel unfinished PIN number and reset it, that it would be entered from the start.

  • Schedule mode. Indicates which mode is used during a specific schedule. Note, that this function only works after selecting a Schedule for the device.
  • Schedule. A schedule is selected during which period the Schedule mode will be active. The door stays locked during non-schedule time. By default, it is possible to choose built-in schedules: Always and Never.
  • Reader mode override. Overrides the readers mode to either Lock, Unlock or default by leaving the field empty.
  • High Security Mode. An option “Two card mode” can be selected to make a door more secure, by allowing access only when presenting two different cards. By default, High Security Mode is set on “Off” option. This setting not available for Axis A1001 controller and BioStation 2/A2/L2 devices.
  • Time & attendance. Specifies if the reader uses Time & attendance feature and its calculations. Readers with T&A feature, generate different types of events, that include either Clock-in or Clock-out types.
  • Work type. Assigns a configured work type, which is configured on Time & attendance schedule configuration tab.
  • Monitored by cameras. Displays cameras that are configured on Video tab and are linked with the door. By clicking on the cameras name, it will go to the selected cameras configuration panel on Video tab.
  • Set default camera (button). On the right side of the Monitored by cameras field, there is a button which brings “Set default camera” window. In this window, a default camera is selected from the cameras that are on the doors list.
  • Set security areas for disarming (button). Sets security areas for disarming purposes for the reader.
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