IS2000: Mercury: Driver Properties

Mercury Driver Properties

Below is a list of Mercury Driver properties within IS2000.  These properties appear AFTER you have set up the Mercury hardware in IS2000.

From the Hardware Manager, unlock the pad lock to allow editing of the screen.  By default, the Permissions option is hidden by profile.  To view these options, go to Settings, Profile Editor, and highlight Hardware Manager from the list on the left.  From the column on the right place a check mark in the “Display Profile Assignments” box setting the option to a value of true.

Note:  The Driver Properties dialog box will only appear once the pad lock has been unlocked.

The image below shows the Mercury driver properties window in IS2000:

Mercury driver properties are as follows:

  • Permissions: Click on the drop down arrow to the right of the Permissions tag to assign what profiles have the ability to see the hardware located beneath the driver.  Click “Cascade Settings to Child Nodes” box to allow access to all hardware nodes located beneath the driver.  Click in the box(es) to the left of the desired profiles.  Click “OK” to save changes.

Note: By default, the Permissions option is hidden by profile.  To view these options, go to Settings, Profile Editor, and highlight Hardware Manager from the list on the left.  From the column on the right place a check mark in the “Display Profile Assignments” box setting the option to a value of true.

  • Computer Name: Click in the text box to the right of the Computer Name tag to enter the Computer Name in which the driver will run on.  This property will automatically be assigned when a driver has been added.  If the driver changes from one machine to another due to computer failure or if the Access Control software is moved, the Computer Name will need to be changed in order for the driver to start properly.
  • Driver_Type: This value will be automatically populated based on the type of driver selected when adding a new driver.  This value cannot be modified.
  • Description: Click in the text field to the right of the Description tag to enter a description of the driver.  This description will be displayed throughout the software.  For example:  Corporate office building EPC driver.
  • Service UserName: Click in the text box to the right of the Service UserName tag and enter the user name for the Local System Administrator.  If a general Administrator account is used, please ensure this is the user account that was signed in during the installation of the Access Control Security application.

Note:  This user must have the ability to start a Windows Service.  As of software revision 8.6.98 all drivers will automatically be configured to run as a Windows Service.  Improper configuration of the service accounts will cause the drivers to not start.

  • Service Password:Click in the text box to the right of the Service Password tag to enter the Password for the Service UserName account.
  • Start/Stop when App Opens/Closes:  This feature will determine how the services function when the Access Control Security Application is closed.  If the services should continue to run in the event the application has been closed, deselect the check box setting the value to false.  If the services should stop when the application is closed, click the check box setting the value to true.

Note:  If the “Stop when App Closes” check box is set to a value of false and an upgrade is to occur, the services will need to be manually stopped before the upgrade will complete successfully.

  • Windows Services Manager: Click on the drop down arrow to the right of the Windows Services Manager tag, this option will automatically take the operator to the Windows Service Manager.
  • Time_Schedule: Click on the drop down arrow to the right of the Time_Schedule tag to select a time schedule to automatically stop the driver.  This option will stop communication to the driver.
  • Debug_Mode: Leave this property setting as default.
  • Include Controller Description with Device:
    • True means: When a report is queued based on the controller, more information about the controller will display in the report.
    • False means: When a report is queued based on the controller, less information about the controller will display in the report.
  • ELK Automation: See appropriate ELK documentation if you are using an ELK panel with Mercury hardware.
  • (ACL_Card_Max): Leave this property setting as default.
  • (Issue Code): Leave this property setting as default.
  • (APB_Location): Leave this property setting as default.
  • (Activation_Date): Leave this property setting as default.
  • (Deactivation Date):  Leave this property setting as default.
  • (Vacation_Date) Leave this property setting as default.
  • (Upgrade_Date) Leave this property setting as default.
  • (Trigger_Code_Entries) Leave this property setting as default.
  • (Use_limit) Leave this property setting as default.
  • (APB_Save_Time) Leave this property setting as default.
  • (Precision_Access) Leave this property setting as default.
  • (Asset_Group) Leave this property setting as default.