Enabling autonomous mode on Axis controllers - Synergis Cloud Link 2.0.4

Synergis™ Cloud Link Administrator Guide 2.0.4

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Synergis Cloud Link 2.0.4
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To enable your Axis units to make access decisions independently of a Synergis unit, activate autonomous mode in the Synergis™ Appliance Portal.

What you should know

In high-latency situations, Autonomous mode improves the delay between a card read and a Door unlocked event by disabling remote authorization. The Axis unit sends the information to the Synergis unit after the decision is taken.
NOTE: Because Autonomous mode does not contact the Synergis unit for access control decisions, there are certain limitations related to enabling the mode:
  • Advanced features in Security Center are disabled.
  • Credential changes, like revoking a credential's access, take longer to apply because the changes must be sent to the Axis unit during synchronization.


  1. Log on to the Synergis unit.
  2. Click Configuration > Hardware.
  3. From the hardware tree, select the Axis unit that you want to run in Autonomous mode.
    The configuration window opens.
  4. Select the Autonomous mode check box.
    Axis unit configuration window in the Synergis™ Appliance Portal with the Autonomous mode option selected.
  5. Click Save.
  6. (Optional) Repeat steps for all Axis units that you want to run in Autonomous mode.


The Axis unit makes access-grant decisions independently, and then send access control information to the Synergis unit.