Access control unit - Synergis™ - Peripherals tab - Security Center 5.7

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.7

Applies to
Security Center 5.7
Last updated
2021-12-16
Content type
Guides > Administrator guides
Language
English (United States)
Product
Security Center
Version
5.7

This section lists the settings found in the Synergis™ access control unit Peripherals tab, in the Access control task. This tab displays in a hierarchical view, all the interface modules attached to the unit, along with any downstream panels attached to them.

From the Peripherals tab, you can add and delete interface modules, and change the name and settings of the peripherals (readers and I/O devices) attached to the unit.

The informations displayed on this page are:
Name
Name of the interface module or peripheral. The peripherals are displayed in a hierarchical view by default.

Click Viewing mode () to select the Flat view if it is your preference.

Type
Peripheral type: In (Input), Out (Output), Reader. Blank if it is not a peripheral.

(Output relays only) Click Trigger output () at the bottom of the list to send an output behavior (Active, Normal, or Pulse) to the selected device.

State
Live peripheral state: Active, Normal, Shunted (inputs and readers only), Trouble (inputs only), or Unknown.

Use this column to test the connected interface modules and validate the wiring configuration of the I/O devices.

Additional info
Settings specific to the type of peripheral.

Double-click a peripheral, or click Edit () at the bottom of the list to edit the settings of the selected peripheral.

Controlling
Entity (door, elevator, zone) controlled by this peripheral.

Click Jump to () at the bottom of the list to view the configuration tabs of the entity controlled by the selected peripheral.

Logical ID
(Hidden by default) Logical ID assigned to this peripheral for ease of reference in macros and SDK programs.
Physical name
(Hidden by default) Static name assigned to this peripheral by the system.
Tip: Information on this page is also available to Security Desk users through the System status task, when monitoring peripherals.

Interface modules you can add and delete

You can only add and delete Mercury controllers (EP and M5-IC) attached to your Synergis™ unit from the Peripherals tab. For all other types of interface modules, you must add them either through the Hardware tab, or through the Hardware page of the Synergis™ Appliance Portal.

Editable reader settings

The editable reader settings are:
Name
Reader name.
Logical ID
Must be unique among all peripherals attached to the same unit.
Shunted
Select this option to ignore the reads.

This action can also be issued from Security Desk.

Type of reader
Select the type corresponding to your reader. The list of available reader types depends on the type of interface module you have. Selecting the Custom reader type allows you to configure all the reader options manually.

Editable input settings

The editable input settings are:
Name
Input device name.
Description
(Read only) Input description.
Logical ID
Must be unique among all peripherals attached to the same unit.
Shunted
Select this option to ignore the inputs. Once shunted, the state of the input remains at Normal, regardless how you trigger it.
Debounce
The amount of time an input can be in a changed state (for example, changed from Active to Normal) before the state change is reported. This option filters out signals that are unstable.
Contact type
Set the normal state of the input contact and its supervision mode.
Not supervised / Normally closed
The normal state of the input contact is closed, and the access control unit does not report that the input is in the trouble state.
Not supervised / Normally open
The normal state of the input contact is open, and the access control unit does not report if the input is in the trouble state.
4-state supervised / Normally closed
The normal state of the input contact is closed, and the access control unit reports when the input is in the trouble state.
4-state supervised / Normally open
The normal state of the input contact is open, and the access control unit reports when the input is in the trouble state.
Custom
Allows you to set your custom range of values for Active and Normal input states. The actual values are set in the Mercury controller Advanced settings.

Editable output settings

The editable reader settings are:
Name
Output device name.
Logical ID
Must be unique among all peripherals attached to the same unit.