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1. Access Identification (to Unlocked Door)
Before access controller granted an access to pass the door, controller required to determine either the access is valid or invalid through access identification process. SOYAL access controller and reader support varieties of identification according to hardware compatibility and requirement.
List of access controller and reader identification type (to unlock door):
|Identification Type (to unlock door)|| EntEnterprise Series (E Series)|
| Home Series H Series)|
|Single Type Identification||Swipe card (RFID)/PIN||V||V||V|
|2-in-1||Swipe card (RFID)/PIN||V||V||V|
|Swipe card (RFID)/Fingerprint||V||—||—|
|Swipe card (RFID)/QR Code||—||—||V|
|3-in-1||Swipe card (RFID)/PIN/Fingerprint||V||—||—|
|Swipe card (RFID)/PIN/QR Code||V||—||—|
|Swipe card (RFID)/PIN/Face Recognition||V||—||—|
|Swipe card (RFID)/PIN/Face Recognition with temperature modul||V||—||—|
2. Time zone Management
Time zone setting is a feature in which access controller and control panel could limit user access for specified time only.
Time zone can be set for weekday, weekend, and holiday. Total 120 days of holiday can be set.
Below are four time zones setting for different applications:
• Auto Open Time Zone
Auto Open Time Zone is a set of time where controller does not required user to present access identification during the specific period. Auto Open Zone usually program during office hour in which worker does not required to present any access identification to roam freely and conveniently in the office. Meanwhile, for area that still required access restriction such as treasury room, computer room, and executive room can be set as an exception of Auto Open Zone.
There are two options to enable Auto Open Time Zone:
1. Required to swipe first valid card
2. Automatically enable (does not required to swipe first valid card)
Auto Open Zone has been set for weekday (MON-FRI) between 08:00 – 17:00
Selecting option 1 when it is already clocked in 08:00, door will still remain locked until a person swipes valid card indicated the controller has officially enter Auto Open Zone. When a valid card has not been presented, door will still be remained locked. This function is to prevent the door from malicious intruder during the beginning of the auto open time zone before the arrival of the first authorized staff.
Selecting option 2 when it is already 08:00 door will automatically unlocked and enter Auto Open Zone.
*If required to set the access controller or reader into uncontrolled mode (do not check the whitelist) but does not required to keep the door unlocked, please refer to [Present Any Tag] function.
Present Any Tag function is to open door at any tags presented (the frequency between the card and the controller must be the same), the door will be opened immediately and will not recognize whether the card is valid or invalid. This function does not compatible under Auto Open Time Zone.
How to stop Auto Open Timezone manually?
During the Auto Open Timezone period, if required to stop permanently or temporarily can be done by entering Arming Code that not only let controller enter arming mode but also stop and disable Auto Open Timezone.
Enable arming mode and disable arming mode (disarm) step by step:
1. Via PC to remotely enable or disable arming mode
2. After swiping card, enter Arming Code within 5 seconds to enable arming mode, at the same time can access the door.
3. Additional feature --> If you are not swiping card, you can press '*' then enter the Arming Code to enable arming mode, which can omit the requirement of card present to open door.
Feature available for firmware version 220122 and after (i.e APS725Ev2__V0404_220122.STM)
Setting Auto Open Time Zone:
- Auto Open Zone for Enterprise (E) series controller à https://www.soyal.com/faq.php?act=view&id=687
- Auto Open Zone for Home (H series) controller àhttps://www.soyal.com/faq.php?act=view&id=686
• Limited Access Zone (Temporary Pass)
Designated Access Zone is a short-term access for visitor or one-time access management. Each visitor is given a temporary pass that could be used during their visit and could not use the access anymore after visit hours have expired.
• Access Time Zone
Access Time Zone is a set of time in which user can access only has access during particular time. This is to limit employee to have access only during shift hour and denied access even though employee presenting valid card during non-working hours.
Employee Access Time Zone is set into 09:00-17:00. When the time show as 03:20 user access will be denied. If employee swipe card at 09:05, access is granted.
• Duty Shift
Duty Shift is the time recorded for employee in Time Attendance system. There are two ways to set the Duty Shift:
Option 1. Manually through LCD access controller function key
Option 2. Duty Shift time table that can be set through 701ClientSQL software.
For option 1. Manually set the duty shift is done by workers before they clock in or clock out. For example, if workers are clocked in they will manually set the controller as DUTY ON first before presenting their access.
For option 2. access controller has been set Duty Shift so it will automatically change during the time table set. For example, if DUTY ON is set into 08:00-17:00 then the controller will show DUTY ON during the time and all of the event log recorded during this time will be recorded as DUTY ON.
3. Door Group Management
Door group is composed of a group of Door Number. When managing a large scale of access controller, door group will come in handy to determine what kind of user can enter which doors that has been grouped into door group.
Through the door group management, you can set a specific door group for only designated personnel to enter. The following figure is an example of a total of 4 door group and the personnel that also been grouped based on their department which is accounting, R&D, and logistic.
There are total 4 door group: group 1 is public doors such as front gate and parking lot, group 2 is accounting offices, group 3 is laboratories, and group 4 is warehouse. All of the personnel in each department could enter group 1. And from group 2 until 4, the access is limited to the department. That being said, accounting staff could not enter laboratories and R&D staff could not enter the accounting offices.
Anti-Passback is a rules applied when a barrier or door equipped with one access controller and one access reader on each side, in which when a user entering or leaving a venue must present access identification and should comply with the principle of IN→OUT→IN→OUT to have access. When a user has access of IN→IN or OUT→OUT it is a violation of Anti-Passback rules, access will be denied. Therefore, user need to enter and exiting before re-entering the venue. This feature can be used to prevent users from passing or borrowing their access credential to another user and to stop tailgating users entering an area by following other user.
Anti-Passback is often seen on application of
(1) When entering or exiting, each user required to present access identification. Therefore, each user position can be tracked. In parking lot solution, Anti-Passback feature integrated with LED display board to show remaining parking space available and record the entry and exit time of vehicles.
(2) To prevent tailgating, with Anti-Passback feature, trailing personnel or vehicles will be prohibited from exiting because they are not presenting any of the entering pass and directly proceed to exit, violation to anti-passback feature.
(3) Avoid malicious borrowing card to other user, because every access identifications must follow the rule of Anti-Passback which is one in-one out.
5. Global Anti-Passback
When required to implement Anti-Passback feature for multiple entry and exit in a venue, it is called Global Anti-Passback. Global Anti-Passback allows user to enter and exit from different doors as far as it follows Anti-Passback rules which is IN→OUT→IN→OUT. It is commonly found in parking lot, exhibition halls or offices with separate entrances and exits.
6. Shared Parking Space
To improve parking space utilization, different member or staff of a company could be set to share multiple parking lot for a group of people. For example 3 users share 1 parking space (the number of user and parking space can be set).
Example below is 3 users (B1, B2, and B3) from group B share one parking space (01). When user B1 enter the parking lot, the other user B2 that want to enter the parking lot as well will not be granted an access because the shared parking space 01 has been occupied by B1.
7. Multi-Door Interlocking
Multi-door interlocking solution is to allow only one door is opened at the same time. When any door is opened, the other doors could not be opened until all doors are closed. The unlocked door, user required to present the access identification (swiping card, entering PIN, biometric identification such as face recognition and fingerprint, or QR Code) or simply just by pressing push button.
8. Access Level Management
Each user in the system could be set into Access Level in which it is determined by how user need to present the access identification during specific time and specific doors.
There are total of 63 access level in correspondent to Time Zone Level and Door Group Level to differentiate user access. The greater level value means the higher the level and vice versa. That means access level 63 is the greatest level and 00 is the lowest level. If the Time Zone Level and Door Group Level have greater value than the Access Level, more complicated the access required. If the Time Zone Level and Door Group Level have greater value than the Access Level, more simply the access required.
Access Level is suitable for differentiate user access during day time and night time in which night time required more security so complicated access is required.
Note: Access Level required user access mode as Card + PIN (Card could be replaced with QR Code/fingerprint/face).
Below example is a user Access Level set as 01 and the access mode takes effect after comparing the Time Zone Level and Door Group Level.
Below figure is for example of user Access Level is greater than the Time Zone Level. User with greater Access Level will be able to have access during Time Zone that has lower level. For example user with Access Level 2 could Access Time Zone level 1 and 2 and so on.
9. Management Card (Master Card)
Add or delete user card can be programmed directly through hardware or software, or else through swiping Master Card. Master Card offer the fastest add or delete card and each access controller’s could be set up to 3 master card and can be programmed through software 323D Master. This function is suitable for access controller that does not equipped with keypad because entering keypad command is not possible.
• Easy software-free setting
• Deleting All Tags by Master Card
10. Auto Alarming
Control Panel AR-716-E16 and Enterprise (E Series) Access Controller is built-in 16 sets of Alarm Schedule that could be used to automatically ring the bell through integrated external speaker according to time schedule set. This function is mainly applied to ring in the office and factory to notify duty on, lunch break, and duty off time and also industrial automatic control. Alarm Schedule can be specified set during weekday, weekend, and holiday.