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.
Navigate to the Sites page and 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 in our case add a new access level with the + Add... button on the top right
Name your Access Level something descriptive. For example, "24/7 - Full Access". During this stage, you can also choose to add User Group(s) and the Door(s) that will be associated with this access level. These values can be changed after the fact.
After selecting + Add... name the access level and add any access groups to the access level.
Next check the box by any doors you want to add to this access level
At this point, we can set the actual schedule. This can be done one of two ways.
1) Through the "+" Button
2) 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 doors associated with this access level. When the schedule says Access Granted users with this Access Level will be able to access the doors associated with this access level.
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.
1) 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...
2) When selecting New... you'll be prompted to enter a name, date and start and end time for the exception
3) 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:
1) Selecting Admin tab in the sidebar
2) Selecting Exceptions and a current Access Level Exception
3) At this stage you can display the Exception "Schedule" and the "Access Levels" associated.