Cpam Multiple doors for singer reader/gateway

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May 2nd, 2012

Is it possible in Cpam to assign multiple doors to one reader/gateway.

     Here is the situation. The customer would like to set up one reader to activate outputs depending on which card is swiped, for instance if the swipe card 1 then output 1 will activate. Card 2 then output 2 would activate.

     I have thought about creating a custom gateway template and assigning the outputs from an output module to that gateway. Then creating multiple doors on that gateway and setting access policies for each output. The problem comes in though that I can only assign 1 reader per door. Does Cpam have the ability to be able to assign 1 reader to multiple doors? Or is there a way to use the global IO's to accomplish this task?

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Correct Answer by derrickmunro about 1 year 11 months ago

The only way I could think of is to:

1. Setup a single door, lets call this door "Lockers."  Setup an access policy for all people with access to a locker, to grant them access to the door.  However, the template for this door will only have a reader on it.

2. Next setup outputs under the "Hardware" page, for each of the lockers that you woud like to use.  Each locker needs their own output.

3. Global I/O you can set up a rule, like this; If Grant Access to door "Lockers" AND Badge# "X", timed unlock or toggle "X" locker output. 

Does this make any sense?  Global I/O rules take about 3-5 seconds, and the gateway requires a connection to the server to complete its task.

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AdamCarlisle Wed, 05/16/2012 - 15:06

Jeremy, is this for elevator control by any chance? Anyway I would be very interested in any responses you get as I have a similar issue and would love to beat this!

Regards,

Adam

jeremy.wilmes Thu, 05/17/2012 - 10:17

Actually a customer has mutliple cabinets in a room that are accessed by different employees, Kind of like lockers. That they want to put strikes on and the open using one reader. 

AdamCarlisle Thu, 05/17/2012 - 14:36

Thans for the reply Jeremy. What is your solution for the lockers as I could definitely use it.

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derrickmunro Thu, 05/24/2012 - 08:15

The only way I could think of is to:

1. Setup a single door, lets call this door "Lockers."  Setup an access policy for all people with access to a locker, to grant them access to the door.  However, the template for this door will only have a reader on it.

2. Next setup outputs under the "Hardware" page, for each of the lockers that you woud like to use.  Each locker needs their own output.

3. Global I/O you can set up a rule, like this; If Grant Access to door "Lockers" AND Badge# "X", timed unlock or toggle "X" locker output. 

Does this make any sense?  Global I/O rules take about 3-5 seconds, and the gateway requires a connection to the server to complete its task.

jeremy.wilmes Thu, 05/24/2012 - 08:52

I like that Idea Derrick.

I think that I would set up the Global IO to trigger the Generic output on Grant Access to a certain Profile though instead of a Badge #. That way I could add multiple badges to that profile if needed. Instead of having to create a Global IO for every badge.

I am playing around with it right now.

The fact that it is a Global IO and is server dependant is not an issue with my customer as it will only be granting access to cabinets, not doors. So there are no Life Safety issues to worry about, and the cabinets are not housing anything that is critical. 

Thank You.

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