Restricting access to areas - Security Center 5.7 - 5.9

Synergis™ Periodic Access Solution Technote

series
Security Center 5.7 - 5.9
revised_modified
2020-06-04

Before you can restrict access to an area, you must create and configure the Synergis™ Periodic Access Solution macro to run in Security Center, using the provided CS file.

Procedure

  1. Download the Synergis™ Periodic Access Solution macros, using the following URL:
  2. Unzip the file to a location accessible by your Security Center client.
  3. From the Config Tool home page, open the System task, and click the Macros view.
  4. Click Macro (), and enter a name for the macro.
  5. On the Properties page, click Import from file, navigate to the Synergis Periodic Access Solution Macro.cs file for your Security Center version:
    • For Security Center 5.7 SR2 to 5.7 SR6, use Synergis Periodic Access Solution Macro 5_7.cs
    • For Security Center 5.8 to 5.9, use Synergis Periodic Access Solution Macro.cs
  6. Click Open.
    The contents of the file are displayed on the Properties page of the macro.
  7. Click Apply.
  8. On the Default execution context page, configure the following:
    DenyDurationInMinutes
    The duration in minutes for which cardholders are denied access after they badge into the area.
    RestrictedCardholderGroup
    The cardholder group for which access is restricted.
    NOTE: Only cardholders that are direct members of the selected cardholder group are restricted access. Cardholders in sub-groups of the selected cardholder group still have access.
    RestrictedArea
    The area to which access is restricted. If the area has multiple doors, after a cardholder badges onto one of the doors, the cardholder is denied entry through all the perimeter doors of the area for the configured duration.
    AccessRulesPartition
    The partition in which the temporary access rules are created.
  9. Click Apply.
  10. Click Run macros.

Results

Each time a cardholder in the selected cardholder group badges in to the area, a temporary access rule is created for that cardholder. The access rule names follow the format Denying Rule YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM PM-<Cardholder>-<Area>.

Example

In this example, the macro was configured as follows:
DenyDurationInMinutes
60
RestrictedCardholderGroup
All cardholders
RestrictedArea
Inventory room 1
AccessRulesPartition
Partition A
When John Smith badged in to Inventory room 1 at 12 PM, the following temporary access rule was created:

John Smith cannot access Inventory room 1 for the next 60 minutes.