This article will explain how you can use a Mercury board auxiliary input in an Access Control setup on the Gateway to unlock all the doors when the input is set to active. For instance, you could wire a fire alarm panel that could trigger the Mercury input active if in a state of an emergency. In the example below, I will demonstrate how to use an extra EP1502 input that will create an event in order to send an unlock trigger to all the doors.
WARNING: It is strongly suggested that you test this setup to assure that it works properly and as desired. The Gateway and Access Control setup is completely network based, which means that if the network were to go down, this setup would not work as described.
Hardware Affected: GW5000, GW4500, GW4000, GW3000, GW500
Mercury Hardware supported: EP1501, EP1502, MR52, MR51e, IOM16in
Software Affected: 3.1 or above
Wire the device(i.e. fire alarm panel) into an unused input on one of the supported Mercury boards and enable it on the NLSS Gateway
In my case, I am using the 1502 input 6
Navigate to the Configuration>Global>Access Control>Reader Interfaces section
In the details section, choose the Aux Input tab
Select the desired input from the Aux Inputs Available section
From the Enabled: drop down menu and choose the 'Enabled' option
Create an ACDoorUnlock and ACDoorRelock â€˜Actionâ€™
Navigate to the Configuration>Global>Action section
Enter an Action Name
From the Action Type drop down menu, choose â€˜ACDoorUnlockâ€™
In the â€˜Doorâ€™ section, choose your desired door
REPEAT steps 2 through 6 for ALL remaining doors
To have ALL the doors relock after the input becomes inactive, repeat steps 2 through 6 again; however, this time in step 4, from the drop down menu youâ€™ll choose the â€˜ACDoorRelockâ€™ option
Note: Every door must have its OWN action in order for this to properly work.
Create an Event Linkage that will trigger your Actions
Navigate to the Configuration>Global>Event Linkages section
Enter an Event Linkage Name
From the Event Category drop down menu, choose â€˜Access Controlâ€™
From the Event Type drop down menu, choose â€˜Input Activeâ€™
From the Event Schedule drop down menu, choose your desired schedule
In the Event Source section, choose the Input that you have wired the fire alarm panel to
In the Available Actions section, choose ALL actions that have been created to UNLOCK doors. Move them over into the â€˜Selected Actionsâ€™ section.
To relock all the doors after the input has become inactive, repeat steps 2 through 9; however, in Step 5 you will choose the â€˜Input Inactiveâ€™ Event Type, and in Step 8, you will move all the Available Actions that have been created to RE-LOCK doors into the â€˜Selected Actionsâ€™ section.
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