Controller Groups

Note:  Controller Group one (1) is designated the 'admin' Controller Group. When configuring Controller Groups the operator should add the hardware from Controller Group two (2) and on.

If an access level is not assigned at the time the record is created, the record will automatically be assigned to Controller Group one (1) to avoid orphaned records. If a record was originally created in Controller Group one (1), but moved to another Controller Group, for example Controller Group two (2) and then later has the access level removed, the operator will still see the record in Controller Group one (1) when the access level is not assigned.

If a record is moved as an admin from any Controller Group (with the exception of Controller Group 1) to another Controller Group, the operator will see the record in the respective Controller Group.


Settings -> Controller Groups

  • From the Settings, Controller Groups Menu highlight the next available Controller Group in the list. By default up to 16 Controller Groups will display in the list, if additional Controller Groups are required the application can be configured to add additional Controller Groups by modifying Configuration Options.
  • Right click on the selected Controller Group and select Edit Description.
  • Enter the name of the Controller Group; this name will be used through out the system.

     
Hardware Manager
Adding New Controllers to a Controller Group

  • Unlock the module to allow editing of the screen.
  • Add the Access Control Driver.  Enter user credentials for the driver service.
  • Start the Driver.


Adding Controllers (Auto Setup)

  • Click on the Auto Setup button to scan for controllers. If using multiple Access Control controllers, verify the IP address and the last six digits of the MAC address ensuring a connection to the correct controller is established.
  • Tick the box next to the desired Access Control controller(s).
  • Select the desired Controller Group from the pick list by clicking on the drop down arrow to the right of Controller Groups.
  • Click the green check mark to save and finish.

 

Moving Controllers from a previously assigned Controller Group

From the Settings, Controller Groups Menu highlight the Controller Group where the Controller currently resides. Click on the plus sign to the right of Controller Group name and highlight the Controller.

With the controller selected, hold the left mouse button down and drag the controller to the new Controller Group and release the left mouse button.

NOTE: If a controller is moved from one Controller Group to another, the Access Levels will have to be adjusted to reflect access in the newly assigned Controller Group.

Access -> Access Levels
Assigning Access Levels (Controller Groups)

  • Unlock the module to allow for editing of the screen.
  • Select the desired Controller Group from the pick list by clicking on the drop down arrow to the right of Controller Groups.

 

Please note, hardware previously placed in a Controller Group will only be available for selection in Access Levels if the corresponding Controller Group has been selected.

Creating Access Control Reader Groups

  • Right click in the box labeled Access Control Reader Groups and select Add New ACR Group.
  • Right mouse click on the New ACR Group and select Edit Description.
  • Enter the name of the ACR Group.
  • From the Time Schedules pick list select the desired Time Schedule to be associated with the ACR Group.


Please note, if individual Time Schedules are required per reader; it is not necessary to add the reader to the ACR Group and can be added directly to Access Levels.

  • From the Access Control Readers box, select all readers to be added to the Access Control Reader Group.
  • The readers can be added to the ACR Group by performing a right mouse click on the ACR Group and selecting Add Selected Reader(s) to the ACR Group.
  • Right mouse click on the Access Level and select Edit Description. Enter the name for the Access Level. This name will be used to identify the access level when adding to the personnel record.
  • With the ACR Group selected, highlight the next available Access Level and perform a right mouse click. Select Add Selected ACR Group to the Level.


Personnel Manger
Adding Personnel Records by Controller Group

  • Personnel records are partitioned by the Controller Group their access levels is assigned to.
  • Unlock the module to allow editing of the screen.
  • Enter in the cardholder information.
  • Enter the card number - or - Click in the Card # field and present the card to an enrollment reader. The Card # will automatically populate with the correct card number.
  • Select the card format from the right of the Card # field that corresponds to the record.
  • From the Access Levels box, right mouse click and select Add Access Level(s).
  • Select the Controller Group from the pick list by clicking on the drop arrow to the right of Controller Groups.
  • All Access Levels available in the selected Controller Group will be populated in the Access Levels list. Highlight one (1) or more Access Level(s) and click on the green check mark to save the modifications.
  • Save the record, to save the personnel record click on the icon.
  • Download the personnel record by clicking on the download icon.

 

NOTE: If a personnel record is assigned to multiple access levels located in different Controller Groups, the personnel record will appear in both Controller Groups.

Settings
Profile Manager

  • From the Settings Profile Manager, unlock the module to allow for editing of the screen.
  • Select the profile to modify by clicking on the drop down arrow to the right of Profile. This is the profile that will be assigned to the Operator record and determines what functions the system operators will have accessibility to.
  • Highlight Controller Groups from the Profile tree located in the Profile Settings box.
  • Select the desired Controller Groups in the Properties – Controller Groups box by clicking in the box next to each Controller Group the profile should have access to.


NOTE:  Any changes made in Profile Editor are updated immediately and do not require a save.  Any Controller Groups assigned to the Profile via Profile Editor will be seen by the operator upon logging into the system.  Events will only be shown by Controller Group with the exception of events that occur at a higher level than the controller such as Tamper Status alarms, Driver has started.