Reader Properties (Onity)

  • Address – The physical address of the Reader is automatically assigned within the Access Control Security Application. If the reader module has two (2) readers the addressing for the Reader will be R1 for reader one (1) and R2 for reader two (2).
  • Device_Type - The type of device attached to the sub-controller. There are six (6) different types of devices and include; Reader, Monitor Point, Control Point, Door Strike, Door Contact and Request to Exit (REX). The Device_Type may only be changed once the point has been disassociated through Door_Definitions located under the reader’s properties. The ability to change the Device_Type is only available for the Mercury hardware platform. To modify the Device_Type highlight the reader from the hardware tree. Click on the drop down arrow to the right of Door_Definitions and set the Door Strike value to None. Highlight the Reader, click the drop down arrow to the right of the Device_Type flag and select the Device_Type from the pick list. 
  • Description – A description of the device, used to easily identify the location or function of the device. The description will display on Event Manager any time an event occurs at that point. 
  • Multimedia Files – Video / Media that can be associated to the device and called up by right-mouse clicking on the events related to this device. To associate a Multimedia File, click on the drop down arrow to the right of the Multimedia File tag. Click the green plus sign to add a new multimedia file. Click on the plus sign to the left of Description and assign a description in the text field provided. Click the drop down arrow to the right of the Multimedia tag and browse to the location of the saved multimedia file. 
  • Video Links – Associate a camera when the reader becomes active. Used to setup recording on a particular camera during particular event(s). Please note, the Access Control Security software must be licensed for the video module in order to utilize this feature. The camera must be previously configured for use in the system before the camera can be assigned to a point. For video configuration options please see help section Video Configuration. To associate a video link to the reader, click on the drop down arrow to the right of the Video Links tag. Click on the drop down arrow to the right of the Camera Address tag and select the camera to be associated to the point. Please note, the use of video by event is only available for certain manufacturers. If the model used does not support this functionality, the camera will display for all events. Contact Technical Support for information regarding what manufacturers this is available for. 
  • Alarm_Message – A text field that is associated to the device when it goes into alarm state. This text field should be informative in describing what type of alarm has occurred. To create an Alarm message, click on the drop down arrow to the right of the Alarm_Message tag. Type the custom message in the text field provided. Click the green check mark to save changes. To exit without saving click on the blue x. 
  • Alarm_Multimedia – The sound that will occur when the reader goes into an alarm state. Note: this feature requires the use of a sound card and speaker installed on the computer. To select the Alarm_Multimedia for the device, click on the drop down arrow to the right of the Alarm_Multimedia tag and select a wave file. 
  • Logging – Allows for device specific logging, select the related event then select a Log Type.
  • Default_Reader_Mode - This mode will determine the default state the reader will be in when not in an unlock schedule.  There are seven (7) different reader modes that can be configured for use.  The Default_Reader_Mode number will appear on the Hardware Status screen to the right of the sub-controller type. To configure the Default_Reader_Mode click on the drop down arrow to the right of the Default_Reader_Mode and select the correct reader mode.
    • 1=Blocked, When a LOCK is in the Blocked mode it shall remain locked for all cardholders except those with blocking override privileges (VIP checkbox in Personnel Manager), or Emergency Lock or Emergency Unlock cards. The LOCK shall be able to be put into or taken out of Blocked mode by presenting a Blocking card, or by using the PDA.  A LOCK can only be placed into Blocked mode when the LOCK is in 'Card Only', 'Unlocked', or 'Office First' mode.  After exiting the Blocked mode the LOCK shall exit into Standard mode.  All LOCK Reader Access Mode changes will take effect after the next time schedule change.
    • 2=Unlock, this mode unlocks the reader.  Using this mode the reader will be unsecured, free ingress and egress is allowed.
    • 3=Office First, The first valid badge that uses the reader unlocks the LOCK. Thereafter, the LOCK remains unlocked either until an authorized credential is presented twice within six (6) seconds or it exits Office First mode to another mode that requires the LOCK to be locked. The LOCK can be forced to exit Office mode, either automatically based on a time schedule, or as commanded from the SYSTEM.
    • 4=Correct Facility Coded Required, this option does not do a database check to verify if the card holder has access to the reader.  This option checks the cards facility code; if the facility code matches what has been entered for the system the card holder will be granted access.
    • 5= Card Only, this mode requires a card be presented to the reader to be granted access. Using this mode no pin code is required.
    • 6=Emergency Lock, in this mode the LOCK shall remain locked until it is transitioned to a new mode.  During Emergency Lock mode, no card shall be granted access.  Automatic changes do not apply when the LOCK is in Emergency Lock mode.  Lock shall enter Emergency Lock from any other mode based on a command from the SYSTEM via WAP or PDA, or a presented authorized Emergency Lock card.  The LOCK shall enter Emergency Lock mode upon the next heartbeat if initialized from the SYSTEM via a WAP.  Lock shall exit Emergency Lock mode based on a command from the SYSTEM via WAP or PDA, a presented authorized Emergency Lock card, or a presented authorized Emergency Unlock card – in this case the LOCK shall enter the Emergency Unlock mode.  The LOCK shall exit Emergency Lock mode upon the next heartbeat if initialized from the SYSTEM via a WAP.  When the LOCK exits the 'Emergency Lock' mode because an authorized Emergency Lock card was presented, it will always enter Standard mode.  All LOCK Reader Access Mode changes will take effect after the next timezone change.  When the LOCK exits the Emergency Lock mode because of a command from the SYSTEM, it shall enter the new mode that was requested in the command.
    • 7=Emergency Unlock, in this mode the LOCK shall remain unlocked until it is transitioned to a new mode.  Automatic changes do not apply when the LOCK is in Emergency Unlock mode.  LOCK shall enter 'Emergency Unlock' from any other mode based on a command from the SYSTEM via WAP or PDA, or a presented authorized Emergency Unlock card. The LOCK shall enter Emergency Unlock mode upon the next heartbeat if initialized from the SYSTEM via a WAP.  LOCK shall exit 'Emergency Unlock' based on a command from the SYSTEM via WAP or PDA, a presented authorized 'Emergency Unlock' card, or a presented authorized Emergency Lock card – in this case the LOCK shall enter the 'Emergency Lock' mode.  The LOCK shall exit 'Emergency Unlock' mode upon the next heartbeat if initialized from the SYSTEM via a WAP. When the LOCK exits the 'Emergency Unlock' mode because an authorized 'Emergency Unlock' card was presented, it will always enter Standard mode.  All LOCK Reader Access Mode changes will take effect after the next timezone change.  When the LOCK exits the 'Emergency Unlock' mode because of a command from the SYSTEM, it shall enter the new mode that was requested in the command.