Access Door Controller Configuration Guide

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Sep 27, 2016

Properly configuring access control door controllers is key to a professional system.

These devices have fundamental settings that must be configured appropriately, including:

  • Unlock times / extended unlock times
  • Door Hold Open Alarms
  • Request to Exit Inputs
  • Card Formats
  • Reader / interface type
  • Input / output devices
  • Tamper switches

Inside this guide, we review all of those elements including examples of configuration with Axis, HID and Mercury controllers, a 3 minutes hands-on-video and finally an explanation of the importance of each element.

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