The reader LED settings can be configured in the ACS.INI file and can only be done for all readers on LenelS2 panels under the same Communication Server (that is, you cannot do this on a reader-by-reader basis). After making the changes to the ACS.INI file and saving the file, in order for the changes to take effect, you must first stop and restart the Communication Server, and then download the panels.
For each of the available reader modes you can specify the OnColor, OffColor, OnTime, OffTime, RepeatCount, and BeepCount.
The following values can be used to set the reader mode color patterns:
0 - Off
1 - Red
2 - Green
3 - Amber
4 - Blue
On and Off times are specified in (.1) one-tenth second increments.
Additionally, in the reader configuration you will need to assign the appropriate LED mode for the reader (usually 1-wire or 2-wire). For the 1-wire mode, one (1) wire is used to connect to the reader to control the LED. For the 2-wire mode, two (2) wires are used to connect to the reader to control the LEDs. However, since the buzzer wire is the second wire used for the 2-wire mode, you would lose the functionality of the buzzer.
- Not all readers will follow the LED patterns that are configured for them. This is a limitation of the readers. If the reader LED is red when only the power wires are connected, it will usually not support color 0 (LED off). This can sometimes be changed by a reader configuration card.
- If you want a solid color, then the OnColor and OffColor must be same value. For example, if OnColor = 4 and OffColor = 0, the LED will blink blue. If OnColor and OffColor are both 4, then the LED will be solid blue.
- For information about LED settings that support F/2F functions on BlueDiamond readers, refer to the BlueDiamond Configuration Guide.
The following are the reader LED pattern settings with their default values. These are the values that would be used if these settings do not exist in the ACS.INI file.
A new section must be added to the ACS.INI file with these 2 lines at the beginning:
Below these 2 lines, any or all of the following sections can be added. If a section is not added, that mode will retain the default behavior:
Mode2OnColor=2 // Unlocked
Mode3OnColor=1 // Locked
Mode4OnColor=1 // Facility
Mode5OnColor=1 // Card Only
Mode6OnColor=3 // PIN Only
Mode7OnColor=1 // Card and PIN
Mode8OnColor=1 // PIN or Card
Mode11OnColor=1 // Denied
Mode12OnColor=2 // Granted
Mode13OnColor=3 // User command entry
Mode14OnColor=2 // Waiting for 2nd Card
Mode15OnColor=2 // Waiting for 2nd PIN
Mode16OnColor=2 // Wait
LED Mode13 settings apply only to OnGuard 8.0 and later