Enforcing a supervisory presence on secured areas - Security Center 5.8

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.8

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Security Center 5.8
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2020-08-17

You can keep a secured area locked until a supervisor shows up, by enforcing the first-person-in rule on the area.

Before you begin

Create and configure a secured area to enforce the first-person-in rule to.

What you should know

The first-person-in rule only works on areas controlled by a single Synergis™ unit. HID units do not support this feature.

Procedure

  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Area view task.
  2. Select the secured area, and click the Advanced tab.
  3. In the First-person-in rule section, do the following:
    • To ignore the door unlock schedules when no supervisor is present, set the Enforce on doors unlock schedules option to ON.
    • To ignore the access rules when no supervisor is present, set the Enforce on access rules option to ON, and then select the schedule to dictate when the first-person-in rule applies.
  4. Click the On-site time offset to grant more freedom to the time the supervisor must show up to clear the first-person-in rule constraint.
    If the time offset is set to zero, the supervisor cannot show up earlier than the start of the access schedule, or else their arrival would be ignored.
  5. Under the Supervisors list, click Add an item (), and then select the cardholder groups and cardholders to designate them as supervisors of the area.

    You must configure at least one supervisor. Only one supervisor needs to be present in the area to satisfy the first-person-in rule constraint.

  6. (Optional) Under the Exemption list, click Add an item (), and then select the cardholder groups and cardholders to whom the first-person-in rule does not apply.

    Access is granted to those cardholders solely based on the access rules. A supervisor does not need to be present to grant them access to the area.

  7. Click Apply.