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How to Create and Use Groups on a Telephone Entry System

Rebecca Bosco | June 27, 2021
Rebecca.Bosco@nortekcontrol.com
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Overview: Groups allow grouping “like” objects (exterior doors or personnel with the same attributes) into a single group. Once a Group is created, it can be used to simplify the process of creating Access Levels, door rules, etc.

This how-to blog will describe how to create and use two different types of groups: Door Groups and Cardholder Groups.

In this example, assume there is a building with several exterior doors which all tenants have access to. Instead of having to add each door individually to an Access Level, put all of the exterior doors into a Group, then add the door group to the cardholder’s access level.

  1. Create a Door Group
  • Go to Site Map > Groups > Door Group
  • Select Door Group, select New, and name the group
  • In the Door List, select the doors to be applied to the group. You can use the Ctrl key to select more than 1 door at a time
  • Once the desired doors have been selected, press the right-facing blue arrow to move them to the box on the right
  • Select Add

 

  1. Using a Door Group in an Access Level
  • When adding doors to an Access Level, you can select doors individually or you can select a pre-defined Door Group to simplify the process. In this example, we will select the Door Group created in Step 1
  • Access the desired Access Level by using the Wizard or by going to Site Map > Administration > Access Level
  • Click on and open the Access Level, then select Edit
  • Ensure the correct schedule is selected
  • For Select Type, choose Group
  • Select the desired Door Group, then click on the right-facing arrow to move the group into the box on the right
  • Select Save
  • When this Access Level is attached to a Card, that card will have access to all the doors in that group if the Schedule is active

 

 

In this 2nd example, a Cardholder Group will be created and used in a Door’s Manager In Rule

  1. Create a Cardholder Group
  • Go to Site Map > Groups > Cardholder Group
  • Select Cardholder Group, click on New, and name the group
  • In the Cardholder List, select the personnel to be added to the group. You can use the Ctrl key to select more than 1 cardholder at a time
  • Once the desired Cardholders have been selected, press the right-facing blue arrow to move them to the box on the right
  • Select Add

  1. Using a Cardholder Group in a Door’s Manager In Rule
  • When adding Cardholders to a door rule, you can select Cardholders individually or you can select a pre-defined Cardholder Group
  • In this example, we will select the Cardholder Group created in Step 1 and add it to a Door’s Manager In Rule
  • Access the desired Door by using the Wizard or by going to Site Map > Device Setting > Door
  • Click on and open the Door, then select Edit
  • Scroll down to Manager In Rule, then select Enable
  • Select the desired Schedule. Then for Select Type, choose Group
  • Click on the desired Cardholder Group, then click on the right-facing arrow to move the group into the box on the right
  • Select Save
  • AFTER the schedule becomes active, cardholders swiping valid cards can access the door

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