IS2000 Access Levels Setup Guide

Considerations Prior to Setup

What are access levels? Access Levels are “Permissions” personnel have to get access to readers. Within IS2000, access levels allow you to determine who, what, and when access to a building or a specific part of a building is granted.

Make sure the controller is online, initialized, and configured. This tutorial will assist you in adding and managing access levels.

Ensure that you are using a compatible controller. IS2000 access levels apply to hardware from the following manufacturers:

  • Assa Abloy
  • Axis
  • HID
  • Mercury
  • ZK Access

Managing access levels should be completed by utilizing the same steps, regardless of the type of controller is used.

Note: When an Access Level is modified, download personnel for cards associated with the modifications for the modifications to take effect.

Prerequisites:

  • IS2000 Log in must have read/write access to “Access Levels” and “Download Manager”
  • Time Schedules must have already been created
  • Affected Controllers must be online

IS2000 Access Levels Setup

The following tutorial will assist you in adding and managing access levels using IS2000. Please launch IS2000 to begin. Click the Access Module and select “Access Levels”. (See Figure 1)

Figure 1

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I. Using ACRGs (Access Control Reader Groups)

Note: The use of ACRGs is not required but highly recommended to allow the easy organization of Access Levels. If you do not wish to use ACRGs, please skip to section II.

A. Creating ACRGs

  1. Unlock “Access Levels”. (See Figure 2)

Figure 2

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  1. Select the Controller Group which contains the Access Levels to be created or edited. (See Figure 3)

Figure 3

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  1. In the ACRGs window, right-click and select “Add New ACR Group”. (See Figure 4)

Figure 4

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  1. Select and right-click on the new ACRG and select “Edit Description”. (See Figure 5)

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  1. In the “Access Control Readers” window, select the reader(s) to be added to the ACRG. (See Figure 6)

Figure 6

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  1. Right click in the new ACRG and select “Add Selected Reader(s) to ACR Group”. (See Figure 7)

Figure 7

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B. Editing Existing ACRGs

  1. To ADD a reader(s) to an EXISTING ACRG:

Select the reader(s) to be added, then select and right click on the ACRG you wish to add the reader(s) to. Click “Add Selected Reader(s) to ACR Group”. (See Figure 8)

Note: “Access Levels” and “Personnel” Database Download is required. (See section II D)

Figure 8

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  1. To REMOVE a reader(s) from an EXISTING ACRG:

Open the ACRG tree, select and right click on the reader you wish to remove, and select “Remove Reader from ACR Group”. (See Figure 9)

Note: “Access Levels” and “Personnel” Database Download is required. (See Section II D)

Figure 9

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  1. To RENAME an EXISTING ACRG:

Select and right click the ACRG. Select “Edit Description”. (See Figure 10)

Figure 10

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II. Access Levels

A. Creating an Access Level

  1. Select a blank access level. Right click on the access level and select “Edit Description”. (See Figure 11)

Figure 11

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  1. Select a Time Schedule to be associated with the selected ACRG or Reader(s) from the “Time Schedule” drop down menu. (See Figure 12)

Figure 12

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  1. Select the ACRG (Access Control Reader Group) from the “ACRGs” Window or Reader(s) from the “Access Control Readers” window to be added to the new Access Level.
  2. Right click on the new Access Level and click “Add Selected Reader(s)” or “Add Selected ACR Group”. (See Figure 13) In the alternative, drag and drop the selected ACRG or Reader(s) to the appropriate Access Level. (See Figure 14) You will be prompted to confirm that you are sure you want to add the selected ACRG or Reader(s) to the Access Level. After reviewing the message, click “Yes”. If creating more than one Access Level at a time, please make sure you double check your selection before adding it to an Access Level.

Note: Once a selected Reader(s) is added to an Access Level, it is NOT un-selected automatically. You will have to un-select it manually.

Figure 13

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Figure 14

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  1. After you add an ACRG(s) or Reader(s) to an Access Level, you will see a message appear stating that “Changes Have been made that require a download”. (See Figure 15) Download your changes as necessary according to section II D.

Figure 15

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B. Editing an Existing Access Level

  1. To ADD an ACRG or Reader(s) to an Access Level, select the Time Schedule and then the ACRG or Reader(s) to be added. Right click the Access level and select “Add Selected Reader(s)orAdd Selected ACR Group”. (See Figure 16)

Note: “Access Levels” and “Personnel” Database Download is required. (See Section II D)

Figure 16

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  1. To REMOVE an ACRG or Reader(s) from an Access Level, click on the Access Level to display the readers or ACRGs. Right click on the item (either the ACRG or Reader(s)) to be removed and select “Remove from Access Level”. (See Figure 17)

Note: “Access Levels” and “Personnel” Database Download is required. (See Section II D)

Figure 17

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  1. Note: It is NOT possible to “delete” an Access Level. However, you can remove all the items inside and leave it blank. (See Figure 18)

Figure 18

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C. Saving Your Changes After Creating or Editing Access Levels

  1. Once you have finished creating and editing Access levels, click on the “Download” button. (See Figure 19)

Figure 19

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  1. You will be prompted to download changes to the affected controllers. (See Figure 20)
  • Selecting “Yes” will download “Access Levels” to ALL controllers.
  • If you do NOT wish to download “Access Levels” to ALL controllers, click “No” and proceed to section II D.

Figure 20

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  1. After downloading Access Levels, you will need to do a “Personnel Records” download. Please follow the instructions in section II D.

D. Downloading Databases

  1. Navigate to the “Hardware Manager” within IS2000. Unlock the module and click on the “Download” button. (See Figure 21)

Figure 21

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  1. The “Download Manager” will open. (See Figure 22)

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  1. Downloading Access Levels: (If you have already downloaded access levels, skip to step 4)

Under Databases, select “Access Levels”. Under “Download To”, select the controller(s) affected by the changes made to Access Levels. Click the “Begin Download” button to complete the download. (See Figure 23) Skip Step 4.

Figure 23

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  1. Downloading Personnel Records:

Under Databases, select “Personnel Records”. Under “Download to”, select the controller(s) affected by the changes made to the Access Levels. Click the “Begin Download” button to complete the download. (See Figure 24)

Figure 24

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Note: The download process must be repeated every time a change is made in Access Levels.

Important: Affected controller(s) MUST be online to receive Database downloads. Changes will NOT take effect until successful Database downloads are made to controllers.