Configuring Custom First Card “Unlock”

Configuring Custom First Card “Unlock”

Question

How do I configure a door to change access level when the pharmacist shows up?

‘Custom First Card Unlock’ is similar to First Card Unlock or Snow Day. This function differs from the previously mentioned options in that it doesn't set the reader mode to unlocked.

This is useful if a company restricts access to a door until a specific person/group of people is at the site and wishes access to still be restricted, but to a select larger group.

Scenario: a door will be accessible to only pharmacists. When a pharmacist presents their badge/PIN (see step 7 for options) and enters a command function (*4#, for example), pharmacy technicians now also have access to that reader. The command function triggers a local I/O, causing a timezone to be activated. This timezone has no designated time when configured, but the pharmacy technicians are assigned the access level with said timezone, therefore, allowing them access. When the pharmacist is leaving for day or wants only other pharmacists using the door, they may present their badge and enter *5# to trigger local I/O and deactivate the timezone. Pharmacy technicians will no longer be granted access to the reader. 

Procedure Steps

1) Select Timezones from the Access Control menu

- Select the Timezones tab

- Click [Add]

- Name the timezone (‘Empty’, for example)

- Do not add any times/days to the timezone

- Click [OK] to save


2) Select Access Levels from the Access Control menu

- Click [Add]

- Name the access level (‘Pharmacist’, for example)

- Select your reader

- Select a timezone (‘Always’ if we want 24/7 access for the pharmacist)

            Note: the pharmacist will not be granted access to the reader or be able to change the access level (via command user commands) outside of this timezone.

- Click [->] to assign the reader and timezone to the access level

- Select the User Commands tab next to Access

- Select the Command authority for users checkbox

- Click [OK]


3) Still in Access Levels, create another for pharmacy technicians

- Click [Add]

- Name the access level (‘Pharmacy Technician’, for example)

- Select your reader

- Select a timezone (‘Empty’)

- Click [->] to assign the reader and timezone to the access level

- Select the User Commands tab

- Ensure the Command authority for users checkbox is NOT selected

- Click [OK]


4) Select Cardholders from the Administration menu

- Locate the pharmacist(s) via search

- Select the Access Levels tab

- Click [Modify]

- Select the access level (‘Pharmacist’ if following the naming scheme)

- Click [OK]


5) Still in Cardholders, pharmacy technicians need an access level assigned

- Locate the pharmacy technician(s) via search

- Select the Access Levels tab if not already selected

- Click [Modify]

- Select the access level (‘Pharmacy Technician’ if following the naming scheme)

- Click [OK]


6) Select Local I/O from the Access Control menu

- Click [Add]

- Name the I/O (‘Pharmacy I/O’, for example)

- Select the access panel from the dropdown field

- Select Timezone Activate/Deactivate from the first Function dropdown field

- Select Empty for the timezone from the first Argument 1 dropdown field

            Note: the Function Behavior after making the above selections displays the functions on true, false, and pulse.


7) Select Readers and Doors from the Access Control menu

- Select your reader

            Note: online reader mode can be Card Only, Pin Only, Pin or Card, or Card and Pin

- Select the Allow User Commands checkbox in the bottom right (below Keypad region)

- Select the Command Programming tab

- Click [Modify]

- Select Pharmacy I/O for Func 4/5

- Click [OK]

Applies To

OnGuard (All versions)

Additional Information

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