Access sites allow for the management of access controllers on a per-site basis to parallel how Verkada cameras are managed. This scales well for large deployments and gives granular control of managing access and monitoring events at the site level. Customers using access control before access sites were released will have all of their controllers in the default access site. See below for how to rename the default access site, or move the controllers to a new access site.

Note: Access levels, schedules, and exceptions are defined at a site level. Make sure to create these for the new site(s) and apply them to the desired doors to ensure they have their expected access.

Renaming the Default Access Site

Note: You must be an Organization Admin in order to complete these steps.

If you only have one location or wish for all doors to be in the same site, you can rename the default access site. There is no problem with utilizing the default access site permanently.

To do this, select the Access tab from the Home page and select the by Default Access Site, and select Settings

From here enter your desired site name, and it will automatically save.

Creating a New Access Site and Moving a Controller

Navigate to the Access tab from the Home page and select Manage Sites in the top right-hand corner.

Select + Add..., then enter the site name and add any Access Admins or Access Managers you wish to be Site Access Admins. To move a controller between sites, the user must be a Site Access Admin for the initial and destination site, as well as be an Access Admin. Press Next to continue.

Next, you can assign any access controllers you have permissions for to the new site. Doors will move along with the controllers as the doors must be in the same site as the access controller they are connected to. Select any controllers you wish to move to the new access site.

We can see the doors associated with the access controller are now in the new site in the Home tab.

The access controller will list the new site on the Devices page.

The moved doors will not have any levels configured, as these are site-specific. You'll need to create the desired ones for the new site and apply them to the doors. See the articles on adding access levels and schedules/exceptions for more information on this.

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