Access Control Reader Groups

Creating an Access Control Reader (ACR) Group

  • Click on the Access menu and select Access Levels.
  • Unlock the pad lock to allow editing of the Access Levels module.
  • If Controller Groups are being utilized, select the appropriate Controller Group from the drop down pick list.
  • Click on the Access Control Readers button, this option is used when selecting readers not Elevator Floors.
  • Right click in the Access Control Reader Groups Box, and click on Add New ACR Group.  Once this has been completed, a new ACR Group will be displayed in the tree titled New ACR Group.
  • To modify the name of the ACR Group, highlight the New ACR Group and right mouse click and select Edit Description.  This will allow the operator to assign a logical name to the Access Control Reader group such as Interior Doors.


Selecting Reader(s) to add to an ACR Group

  • Click on the Access menu and select Access Levels.
  • Unlock the pad lock to allow editing of the Access Levels module.
  • Select one (1) or more readers by clicking on the Reader located in the Access Control Reader box.  To select all readers click on the Select All button.  To deselect all previously selected readers click on the Select None button.
  • Once the desired readers have been selected, highlight the appropriate ACR Group, and perform a right click and select Add Selected Readers (s) to ACR Group.  This will add all reader(s) selected to the ACR Group.  
  • Another option to add the readers to the ACR Group is to drag and drop the selected readers.  To add the readers to the ACR Group using drag and drop functionality left mouse click on one of the selected readers.  A reader icon will display indicating the reader(s) are ready to be dropped onto the appropriate ACR Group.  With the left mouse button still selected, drag the mouse on top of the desired ACR Group and release the mouse.  The list of reader(s) will be displayed below the ACR Group indicating they have successfully been added.


Adding ACR Groups / Reader to an Access Level

  • Click on the Access menu and select Access Levels.
  • Unlock the pad lock to allow editing of the Access Levels module.
  • If Controller Groups are being utilized, select the appropriate Controller Group from the drop down pick list next to Controller Groups.
  • Click on the Access Control Readers button, this option is used when selecting readers as opposed to Elevator Floors.
  • Highlight the next available Access Level from the tree located in the column on the left.
  • Perform a right mouse click on the Access Level and select Edit Description to modify the description of the Access Level.
  • From the Access Control Reader box, highlight the Access Control Reader group from the tree, when selected the ACR (Access Control Reader Group) will be highlighted in blue.
  • Select the appropriate Time Schedule.  This can be accomplished by clicking on the drop down arrow to the right of Time Schedule and selecting the desired schedule.  The schedules selected will be the define periods access will be allowed at the readers assigned to the Access Level.  For example, if a schedule of 8-5 Monday – Friday is assigned, any personnel record containing an Access level with this particular Access Control Reader Group will only be allowed access Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm.  If a card is present at 7:59 am the card will be denied access due to time because it is prior to the 8 am schedule.
  • Highlight the Access Level from the tree on the left and perform a right mouse click.  Select Add Selected ACR Group to Access Level.  Once this step has completed the ACR Group will appear below the Access Level with the associated time schedule.  
  • Another option to add the reader(s) / ACR Groups to the Access Level is to drag and drop the selected reader(s) / ACR Groups.  To add the reader(s) / ACR Groups to an Access Level using drag and drop functionality left mouse click on one of the selected readers or ACR Groups.  A reader icon will display indicating the reader(s) are ready to be dropped onto the appropriate Access Level.  With the left mouse button still selected, drag the mouse on top of the desired Access Level and release the mouse.  The list of reader(s) / ACR Group will be displayed below the Access Level indicating they have successfully been added.  Individual readers added to an Access Level will be shown with a reader icon to the left of the reader name and associated time schedule.  ACR Groups added to an Access Level will be shown with a folder icon to the left of the ACR id number, name and associated time schedule. 
  • Click on the download icon to download the changes to the appropriate controllers.  If a manual download is not performed, upon leaving the screen the operator will be prompted to perform a download of both Access Levels and Personnel records.

Note:  Up to 255 access levels can be added per controller group.