In Fore! all access control features are centered around card readers. Each card reader has a set of 6 default I/Os that are used to interact with the door. In case a door has two card readers (one inside and one outside) the card readers will share the 6 I/Os. At the access settings page you can discover and add card readers to your system.
Use the Discover button to automatically discover all card readers that are present in your installation. Fore! will not detect Polyx NF+ network controllers which have no readers connected. If your reader is not discovered you can the Reader troubleshooting guide to fix common issues with your installation.
The Status field is used to set the current state of the reader. The three options are:
- Open: The door is open and can be opened by anyone.
- Close: The door is closed and can not be opened using an access card.
- Auto: The door is normally closed but can be opened by presenting an access card with sufficient privileges.
The Area change setting indicates how the area of a person should be changed when he uses this card reader. By default Fore! has two access areas: a person can be Inside or Outside. The three options are:
- To in: Area of the person is set to Inside.
- To out: Area of the person is set to Outside.
- No change: Area of the person is not changed.
When PIN code required is checked a person will be asked to enter a pincode after presenting his card to the card reader. This option only works in combination with Sirius F80P pincode readers.
The Polyx MAC settings shows the MAC address of the Polyx NF+ of this card reader.
The Function setting can be used when a door outfitted with two card readers: one inside and one outside. The two options are:
- Normal: The card reader uses it's own set of 6 I/Os.
- Secondary reader: The card reader acts as a secondary reader and uses the same 6 I/Os as the primary card reader. The primary card reader should always be the other card reader on the same Polyx NF+ and should have its function set to Normal.
Each card reader has 6 I/Os reserved on the Polyx NF+. See the Polyx NF+ Manual for wiring instructions for each I/O. You can select which of the 6 I/Os you have connected for this door:
- Detection loop: Indicates that a (car) detection loop is connected to this input. When checked the reader will only grant access when the input is closed, for example only when a car is present on the detection loop.
- Request to exit: Indicates that a request to exit button is connected to this input. When checked the door will open when the button is pushed.
- Door contact: Indicates that a (magnetic) door contact is connected to this input. When checked the system knows whether a door is actually opened or closed.
- Arm intrusion: Indicates that an arm intrusion button is connected to this input. When checked the reader will go in arming mode as long as the button is pressed.
- Door relay: Indicates that a door relay is connected to this output. This output is used to open the door.
- Door open too long: Indicates that a door alarm (light or buzzer) is connected to this output. When checked the output will activate when the door has been opened too long (someone blocked the door).
The Door open limit sets the time in millisends a door can be open before the Door open too long alarm will be actived.
Anti pass-back is a mechanism preventing an access card from being used to enter an area a second time without first leaving it (so that the card can not be passed back to a second person who wants to enter). If the area change is set to in only persons which are currently outside will be granted access. If the area change is set to out only persons which are currently inside will be granted access.
The three options are:
- No: No anti pass-back is activated.
- Normal: Hard anti pass-back is activated. A person will first have to go outside before he is granted access inside again.
- Time: Time anti pass-back is activated. Within a certain time limit a person will first have to go outside before he is granted access inside again.
The APB time limit sets the time limit for Time anti pass-back.
When you want to reset the Anti pass-back of a person , go to the Presense list on your dashboard and stand on the name of the person and a cross ( X ) will be showed. You can click on the cross and the persons Anti pass-back will be reset to outside.
Office mode time schedule
With office mode time schedule you can set a door in open or normal modus with a card with office rights in the selected Time schedules.
When you present a card for the first time the door will go in open modus en stay open. When you present a card again the door will go in normal modus. The door will only go in the office modus during the selected Time schedules.
When the Time schedules ends, the door will go in normal modus.
Unlatch time is the time in milliseconds which the door relay is activated when the door is opened. Alternative unlatch time is the time in milliseconds which the door relay is activated when the door is opened by a person requiring an alternative unlatch time. This can be set at the employees or visitors settings page.
Latch on time schedule can be used to change the Status of a door to open or closed according to a time schedule.