Access levels are used to manage door access. Access is prescribed using two components; a schedule that defines normal use and exceptions that temporarily change the access schedule. Access Levels are on a per site basis. Each site will have its own unique access levels to provision users with access to doors in that site.
Access Level Schedules
The access level schedule dictates when users with this access will be able to access the doors. Schedules are set when creating an access level and can be modified at any time. To modify an access level schedule, you need to be an Access Admin and a Site Access Admin for the site containing the schedule.
Select the Access tab on the Home page on the left-hand menu
Select the ⋮ by the access site that you would like to configure Access Levels for
On the Access Levels page, you can select view, and edit previously created access levels or add a new access level with the + Add... button on the top right.
Note: Name your access level something descriptive. For example, "24/7 - Full Access". During this stage, you can also choose to add groups and the doors the access level will control. These values can also be changed after the fact.
After selecting + Add... name the access level and add any access groups.
Next check the box by any doors you want to add.
At this point, we can set the actual schedule. This can be done one of two ways.
Through the "+" Button
Dragging the time from left to right or vice versa to specify the access schedule.
During times where the schedule says Access Off users with this access level will not be able to access the associated doors. When the schedule says Access Granted users will be able to access the associated doors.
Exceptions are useful when you need to modify an access level for a given period of time, but not permanently. Exceptions take precedence over the schedule. Typically these are used for holidays or special events where access must be modified on a temporary basis. Exceptions are limited to a 1-month time-frame so if you need a longer exception it is recommended to instead make a separate schedule.
To add an exception to an access level you need to be an Access Admin, and a Site Access Admin for the site you are making the exception in.
Select Add Exception underneath the access level's schedule. You can choose from your already created exceptions or add a new one by selecting New...
When selecting New... you'll be prompted to enter a name, date and start and end time for the exception
Once created, you are brought to the exception's page where times can be adjusted like when configuring a schedule.
You can also display all current access level exceptions by:
Selecting Admin page in the left-hand menu
Selecting Exceptions under the Access Control tab
You can use the Access Exceptions and Door Exceptions buttons to view all the exceptions