Assigning access rules to cardholders - Security Center 5.10

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To grant or deny a cardholder access to areas, doors, and elevators, you must assign access rules to them.

Before you begin

Create access rules in Config Tool (see the Security Center Administrator Guide).

What you should know

You can assign access rules while you are creating cardholders, or after they are created. In this procedure, it is assumed you have already created a cardholder.
Best Practice: Assign access rules to cardholder groups, rather than to individual cardholders. Assign access rules to individual cardholders only as a temporary measure. When used too often, the access control system can quickly become unmanageable. If you need to grant temporary or short term access to a cardholder, create a temporary access rule.


  1. In the Cardholder management task, select a cardholder, and then click Modify ().
  2. Click the Access rules () tab > Add ().
    A dialog box listing the access rules that are not yet assigned to this cardholder opens.
  3. Do one of the following:
  4. Select the access rule from the list.
    The schedule that applies to the access rule is shown in a grid on the right. Each time block represents 30 minutes. Green areas indicate periods when access is granted by the rule. Red areas indicate periods when access is denied by the rule. Grey areas are times not specified by the schedule; therefore, access is denied. If it is a temporary access rule (), the activation and expiration times are indicated. Areas, doors, and elevators that the rule is associated with are listed at the bottom.

  5. To view a partial (hatched) time block in minutes, click and hold the left mouse button.
  6. To assign another access rule to the cardholder, click .
  7. To remove an access rule directly assigned to the cardholder, click .
    You cannot remove the All open rule, or the Lockdown rule.
  8. Click Save.


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