Doors and Devices\Managing DevicesManaging Devices\To define a device:

To define a device:

1.       The Device Name, Control Panel, and Device Type fields cannot be edited on the Define Device page.

2.       The next field on this page varies depending on the Device Type selected:

3.       For Switch, the Physical Input field displays. From this dropdown list, click the input terminal for the device. All valid, available input terminals for the specified control panel are listed.

4.       For Timer, the Timer Schedule field displays. From the dropdown list, click the schedule on which the timer should operate.

5.       For Valid Credential, the Reader field displays. From the dropdown list, click the appropriate reader or keypad.

6.       For Event Track, the Event and Door fields display. From the Event dropdown list, click the event to be tracked by the device. From the Door dropdown list, click the door for which the event is being tracked.

7.       In the Physical Outputs field, identify the output terminal(s) for the device. By default, no terminals are selected. To select an output terminal:

8.       In the left-hand box, click the output terminal. Click Add an output. The terminal name now appears in the right-hand box.

9.       Repeat for each output terminal used by the device.

10.    Click an Output Behavior for the device from the dropdown list:

·         Latch. When the device is activated, it causes the device’s outputs to latch (move to the opposite of their normal state). Example: A buzzer is activated when a switch is turned on to call a service person.

·         Unlatch. When the device is activated, it causes the device’s outputs to unlatch (move to their normal state). Example: A buzzer is silenced when the switch is turned off by a service person.

·         Follow. When the device is activated, the outputs are activated until the state that is being followed terminates and the duration period elapses. This behavior is only valid for devices that have state, such as switches, timers, or event trackers when Door Ajar is the selected event. Example: If you have an Event Track device set to watch Door Ajar messages, you can set the output to follow the input, and it will engage its output when the door is left ajar. Likewise, when the Door Ajar condition is cleared, the Event Track device will disengage its output.

·         Pulse. When the device receives an input, it engages for the amount of time defined in the Pulse Duration field before executing its output behavior. Example: If a Valid Credential device controls access to a Copy Machine, the machine is only accessible, once a credential is verified, for the amount of time specified in the Pulse Duration field.

11.    In the Pulse Duration field, enter the amount of time (0-999 seconds) that should elapse between when the input is received and the output behavior is executed. The default is 0.

12.    The Schedule field only displays if the Device Type is Switch or Event Track. From the dropdown list, click the schedule during which the device should operate.

13.    In the Report Engage field, click Yes or No to indicate if engagement of this device should be reported in the Activity Log. The default is Yes.

14.    If Report Engage is set to Yes, enter an Engage Message to be used in the Activity Log, such as “Timer activated.”  The default is No.

15.    The Report Disengage and Disengage Message fields only display if the Device Type is Switch or Timer. Click Yes in the Report Disengage field to record in the Activity Log when the device is disengaged. In the Disengage Message field, enter a message to be used in the Activity Log.

16.    Click Save. The Device detail page displays.

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