HID hardware installation do's and don'ts - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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For your safety and for getting the best performance out of your equipment, follow the recommended mounting and wiring instructions.

Mounting recommendations

  • The controllers and interface modules must always be mounted in a secure area.
  • Mount using the four mounting screws (provided) or other appropriate fasteners. Place the fasteners in the corner holes of the base.
  • The VertX devices can be stacked with or without the cover. Do not remove the plastic base. Make sure you position the VertX devices in such a way as to provide room for wiring, air-flow and cable runs.

Wiring recommendations

VertX controllers and interface modules are sensitive to Electrostatic Discharges (ESD). Exercise precautions while handling the circuit board assembly by using proper grounding straps at all times.
  • Power and alarm input connections (all VertX devices): Connect power by providing 12 VDC to the P7 connector. +12 VDC goes to Pin 1 and ground to Pin 2. Connect the Bat Fail and AC Fail inputs to battery low/failure and AC failure contacts provided on the power supply. Connect the Tamper input to a tamper switch on the enclosure.
    NOTE: Connect the data return line to the same ground as the reader power if the reader is not powered by the VertX controller's 12 VDC.
  • The VertX controller should have a separate power supply than the mag lock and other devices such as the PIR (Passive Infrared Sensor).
  • The relay output should be protected with a diode. On a PoE powered Edge controller, a non-protected relay could cause the unit to restart or go into read-only mode.
  • If in-rush current with mag lock exceeds the specifications, a snubber circuit on the relay output should be added.
  • Configure the tamper input to its proper state (NO/NC) even if it’s going to be disabled.
  • For setups with REX mechanism built in the door handle, it is recommended to increase the debounce time for the door sensor to avoid false Door forced open events.
  • The door sensor is by default set to NC and unsupervised, while all other inputs are by default set to NO and unsupervised (no EOL resistors). Any input can be configured as NO or NC, as well as supervised or unsupervised. They can be configured for supervisory resistors of 1 to 6 kΩ. The supervised inputs should be configured in Security Center through Config Tool and pushed to the VertX interface modules by the Access Manager. The default supervised input configuration is done using two EOL 2 kΩ resistors.
  • By default, doors relock on door open. For double doors, it is recommended to set a minimum action time on the relay to maintain it active for the whole duration of the grant time.
  • A V300 interface module dedicated to elevator control should only be used for elevator control and should not be used to trigger non-elevator related outputs.

Network recommendations

  • It is recommended to set a static IP address on the HID controller. The discovery process is different for controllers that have a DHCP-assigned IP address. Discovery for DCHP address through multiple VLAN is not supported. If the Access Manager is on a different VLAN than the HID controller, the controller's IP address cannot be assigned by DCHP.
  • It is recommended to isolate the controller on the network from broadcast traffic or unhandled multicast.
  • The maximum number of character for the controller name should be 15, without spaces and special characters.
  • All HID controllers have the same factory-assigned IP address You can always log on to an HID unit from your computer using a network cable. The default logon username and password for Legacy units are root/pass. The default logon username for EVO units is admin and the password is blank, unless it was already set.