Event Bridge on the AX11 allows customers to use their existing door contacts and access controllers by sitting between the two devices. The door position indicator (door contact) ties into an input on the AX11 which then triggers the corresponding output that is then connected to your existing third-party access controller. Once everything is connected, a simple toggle in Verkada Command enables Event Bridge on your new monitored door, which allows you to take advantage of the Verkada Platform.
AX11 Event Bridge Features
Installing Event Bridge on the AX11
Currently, Event Bridge on the AX11 can be installed with a door contact. It sits between the door contact and the existing access controller.
Door Contact Sensor
The door contact sensor can be installed using the input on the top row of the AX11 and the same numbered output located below the inputs.
For example, if we use input 1 (IN1) we would use the output 1 relay.
In this example, we are using input 1 (IN1). IN1 is going to connect to the door contact sensor.
The output goes to the existing third-party access controller. When wiring the output on the AX11, you must use NO and COM to simulate the door contact properly.
In Event Bridge Mode:
If IN1 = OPEN then OUTPUT1 = NORMAL STATE
If IN1 = CLOSED then OUTPUT1 = TRIGGERED
Enabling Event Bridge in Command
Event Bridge can be enabled in two ways:
When setting up your monitored door for the first time
From the Installer Settings
First Time Setup
Once your inputs & outputs are installed and your AX11 is added to your organization, you're ready to program your monitored door.
First, select your AX11 from the Devices page in your Command dashboard. Once selected you should see the Add Input option located in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
You should see the option to add a door monitor.
After selecting door monitor, configure your door monitor:
Name your door
Set the location
Select a camera to pair (optional)
Select the input port (the number which you wired your door contact to)
Once the input is selected, select Next and toggle on Event Bridge.
Enabling Event Bridge from Installer Settings
If your monitored door is already set up, select your AX11 from the Devices page. Once on the device page, find and click the monitored door you'd like to enable Event Bridge on.
From here, click on the Settings gear located on the right side of the page.
Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Installer Settings, you should now see the toggle to enable Event Bridge mode as well as the dropdown to reconfigure the input port if needed.