Replacing access control units - Security Center 5.7

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.7

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If an access control unit fails and is offline in Security Center (), you can replace the unit with a compatible one. This process copies the configuration settings, associations to doors, elevators, and zones, and event logs from the old unit, so you do not have to configure the new one.

Before you begin

Prepare to replace your access control unit.

Not all settings are copied by the Unit replacement tool. If you were using supervised inputs on the old unit, you will have to reconfigure the inputs on the new unit.


  1. Add the fully wired new access control unit to the Access Manager controlling the old unit. For a Synergis™ unit, see Preparing to configure Synergis™ units.
  2. Temporarily deactivate the Access Manager.
    1. In the Access control task, select the Access Manager, and click Maintenance > Deactivate role ().
    2. In the confirmation dialog box that opens, click Continue.

      The Access Manager and all the access control units controlled by the role turn red.

  3. Click the home page, click Tools > Unit replacement.
  4. In the Unit type option, select Access control units.
  5. Select the Old and the New access control units.
  6. Click Swap.
    (V1000 to Synergis™ only) If the V1000 had subpanels (interface modules) using the same physical address, link the V1000 sides to the Synergis™ unit channels, and click Continue.

    The configuration settings of the old access control unit are copied to the new one.
  7. In the Access control task, right-click the Access Manager, and click Maintenance > Activate role ().
  8. In the Roles and units view, select the new unit, and verify that the configuration settings are all correct.
  9. Right-click the old unit, and click Delete ().
  10. In the confirmation dialog box that opens, click Continue.

After you finish

If the inputs on the old unit were supervised, reconfigure them on the new unit.