Access Control Sub-Sites
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Access Control Sub-Sites

Verkada recognizes the importance of efficient site management for its customers. With the introduction of nested sites (sub-sites) in the Access Control product line, users can now enjoy this organizational flexibility across Access and Verkada's other product lines. This enhancement allows you to use the same nested site structure for all of your Verkada products, providing a more streamlined and scalable solution.

How do AC sub-sites work?

  1. Nested sites are now visible in the Access Control areas of Verkada Command

  2. If a Command user is an Access Site Admin for a site (top-level or nested), they will also be an Access Site Admin for all sub-sites nested below that site

  3. Access Control devices are placed in a specific site (top-level or sub-site) and are scoped only to that site

  4. All doors on an Access Controller will be in the same site as the Access Controller

  5. Access levels and lockdowns are scoped to a single site and do not extend to child sub-sites or parent sites

Cloning Access Levels and Lockdowns

To further enhance the ease of configuration, Verkada has introduced a cloning feature for access levels and lockdowns. The cloning functionality allows customers to easily duplicate existing access levels and lockdowns, and place them in other sites, including sub-sites.

During the cloning process, the following aspects are cloned:

  • Access levels and lockdown configurations

  • Access level and lockdown settings, rules, and parameters

Notes: Doors controlled by an access level and locked by a lockdown are not cloned. This ensures that the proper door associations are maintained and avoids any unintended consequences during the cloning process.

Migration Considerations

Customers who have previously adopted a flat site structure (before sub-sites) may want to transition to the new nested site structure. It's important to note the following points during the migration process:

  1. When moving an ACU from one site to another, all doors on the ACU will lose their access level associations

  2. Doors will be removed from any lockdowns in the original site

What to do to resolve?

  1. Access Levels should be copied over immediately after all door controllers so that doors can be added. This reduces the downtime for these doors are gives access to the right people right away

  2. Make sure to clone Lockdowns into all sites where doors are expected to Lockdown

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