About double-badge activation - Security Center 5.8

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.8

series
Security Center 5.8
revised_modified
2020-08-17

With double-badge activation, an authorized cardholder can unlock a door and trigger actions by badging twice. The door remains unlocked and the action remains active until the next double-badge event.

A double-badge or double-swipe is defined as two badge reads from the same cardholder within the standard grant time configured for the door. The first read unlocks the door; the second read triggers the configured action.

How it works

Double-badge activation requires doors that are controlled by a Synergis™ unit, and a DoubleSwipe custom field configured for door entities in Security Center. This custom field identifies the cardholder group whose members are authorized to perform double-badge actions.

Cardholder information is logged with double-badge activation events. This information is shown in the credential column of the following reports:
  • Cardholder activities
  • Credential activities
  • Door activities
  • Area activities

Supported interface modules

You must operate interface modules in dependent mode, where the Synergis™ unit makes all access control decisions. The following table lists the interface modules that are supported, and any restrictions that apply.

Supported interface modules Restrictions to the supported operation modes
HID VertX V100 The V100 must be online. Degraded mode is not supported.
Mercury MR panels The MR panels must be online. Degraded mode is not supported.
Mercury controllers The controller must be operating in dependent mode. Standalone mode is not supported.
Honeywell PW6K1IC The Honeywell controller must be operating in dependent mode. Standalone mode is not supported.
DDS The DDS controller must be operating in dependent mode. Standalone mode is not supported.
SALTO SALLIS After the door is unlocked with a double-badge, press the Privacy button and double-badge again to return the lock to its normal state.
Aperio-enabled locks Only Aperio v3 hardware is supported. The Polling Interval must be set to 5 seconds. See the Aperio Online Programming Application Manual for instructions on changing the interval.
STid readers None.

Limitations

Double-badge activation does not work with turnstiles or elevators.