Controlling access to elevator floors - Security Center 5.10

Security Center User Guide 5.10

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Security Center 5.10
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To temporarily allow or prevent access to elevator floors, you can use the Elevator widget to either override the elevator schedule or to deactivate (shunt) the elevator cabin reader. The elevator widget is enabled when an elevator entity is displayed in the selected canvas tile.

What you should know

Not all elevators can be controlled from Security Desk, and not all readers can be deactivated from the widget. The ability to shunt a reader depends on your access control equipment. Shunting a reader is equivalent to cutting the power to the reader. For this reason, a cardholder presenting a valid credential inside the elevator cabin would no longer be able to operate the elevator by pressing a floor button.
Tip: You can also shunt a defective reader to prevent it from beeping or generating any events.
The following user privileges are required:
Override elevator schedules
Required to override elevator schedules.
Action privileges > Access control > Doors > Override unlock schedules > Maintenance mode
Required to control elevator reader shunting.


To control the access to an elevator floor:

  1. From the Monitoring task, select a tile that is displaying an elevator ().
  2. In the elevator widget, click Override elevator schedules ().
    The Override elevator schedules dialog box opens.

  3. In the Floor drop-down list, select the floors for which you want the schedules to be overridden.
  4. Lock () or unlock () the selected floors for a specified period of time.
    • Click the first choice and enter a duration for the override to start immediately.
    • Click the second choice and enter the specific time period you want the override to start and last.
  5. Click OK.

To prevent access to all elevator floors:

  1. In the elevator widget, click the Reader () button, and click Shunt.
    The reader status is indicated in the elevator widget.
    Tip: To read the full status description, point at the Reader () button.

To re-activate the elevator cabin reader:

  1. Click again the Reader () button and select Activate.