Implementing the multi-swipe feature - Security Center 5.8

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.8

series
Security Center 5.8
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2020-08-17

You can implement the multi-swipe feature using the macro provided with your Security Center software.

Before you begin

You need to create the following entities in order to implement the multi-swipe feature:
  • A door equipped with a reader, to be used for the multi-swipe feature.
  • A cardholder group authorized to use the multi-swipe feature. All members of this group must have access to the designated door.
  • Two custom events: a first one to be generated when an authorized cardholder swipes N times at the door, and a second one to be generated when the cardholder swipes N+1 times.
  • A schedule that defines when the multi-swipe feature is available.

What you should know

All macros provided with the Security Center software are found in the folder Add-On\Macros under the Security Center installation folder (default=C:\Program Files (x86)\Genetec Security Center 5.8).

Procedure

  1. Create a macro and name it Multi-Swipe at <Door>, where <Door> is the name of the door where the multi-swipe feature is enabled.
    Instead of a door, you can also select an area. In this case, the multi-swipe feature is enabled on all doors within the area.
  2. Select the Properties tab, click Import from file, select MultiSwipe.cs, and click Open.
  3. Click Check syntax, then click Close, and then click Apply.
  4. Select the Default execution context tab, and set the following properties.
    CardholderGroup
    Cardholder group authorized to use the multi-swipe feature.
    DoorOrArea
    Door or area for which the multi-swipe feature is being enabled.
    DelayInSecondsBetweenEachSwipe
    The maximum delay in seconds between two consecutive swipes from the same authorized cardholder for the swipe to be considered as part of the multi-swipe action.
    NumberOfSwipes
    Number of swipes (N) to generate the first custom event.
    NSwipesCustomEventId
    Value assigned to the first custom event. Note that the first custom event is only generated n seconds after the last swipe, n being the maximum delay in seconds between two consecutive swipes.
    Np1SwipesCustomEventId
    Value assigned to the second custom event. Note that the second custom event is immediately generated after N+1 swipes.
    Schedule
    Schedule during which the multi-swipe feature is in effect.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Create a scheduled task and name it RunMultiSwipe-OnStartup.
  7. Select the Properties tab, and set its properties as follows.
    Status
    Set the status to ON.
    Recurrence
    Set the recurrence to On startup.
    Action
    Select Run a macro, and set Macro to the macro you just created.
  8. Click Apply.
    This makes sure that the multi-swipe macro is always running, even after a system restart.
  9. Create an event-to-action to link the first custom event to the desired action.
    Temporarily override unlock schedule, arm a zone, and so on.
  10. Create an event-to-action to link the second custom event to the desired action.
    Cancel the unlock schedule override, disarm a zone, and so on.