Mapping door entities to physical door wiring - Security Center 5.7

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.7

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Security Center 5.7
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For your door entity to be functional, you must match the hardware wiring you made to the door (reader connections, door locks, door sensors, REX’s, buzzers, and so on) in Security Center, so the Access Manager knows how to control the door.

What you should know

The way you wire your door and assign the hardware interfaces affects how the door can be secured and monitored. For example, if the door has an entry sensor, you can monitor Door forced open events, and Entry detected events. If a door side is configured with a REX, access rule cannot be applied to that door side.
IMPORTANT: The door’s hardware configuration must correspond to the I/O configurations you set for the access control unit controlling the door.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Area view task.
  2. Select the door entity to configure, and click the Hardware tab.
  3. From the Preferred unit drop-down list, select the access control unit that is connected to the door.
  4. In the Door side (A) section, select the Reader, REX, and Entry sensor from the drop-down lists, based on the door wiring.
  5. To change the door reader settings, click Reader settings ().
    The Reader settings dialog box lets you to set the following:
    PIN entry timeout
    This sets the entry timeout for the PIN after the card has been read. For example, at the default (5 seconds), you have 5 seconds to enter all the PIN digits.
    Use card and PIN
    Set to ON to change the reader mode to Card and PIN and use the Schedule drop-down list to select when this mode applies. When not in a scheduled time period, the reader behaves in Card only mode.
    NOTE: Make sure your settings match the capabilities of your reader. The system cannot validate the capabilities of your hardware. You can configure this type of reader in the unit's Peripherals tab.
  6. Repeat the steps for door side (B).
  7. In the Additional connections section, assign the inputs and outputs for the buzzer, door lock, and so on.
  8. Click Apply.
  9. Link cameras that display each side of the door to the door entity.


If a physical door has the following installed, then the door entity must have a Card-In/REX out configuration in Config Tool:
  • A reader wired on door side A
  • A REX wired on door side B
  • A strike relay on the door lock
  • A door sensor
  • An auxiliary relay wired to a buzzer