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Set Up an In/Out Door with Two Readers
Set Up an In/Out Door with Two Readers

Set up a single door with an inbound reader and an outbound reader

Updated over a week ago

An in/out door uses two consecutive door ports on an access controller:

  • Door slot 1 (and sequentially any odd numbered port) is used for:

    • Door relay output

    • REX input(s)

    • DPI input

    • Inbound access reader, wired into the Wiegand or RS-485 reader inputs

  • Door port 2 (and sequentially any even numbered port) is used for an Outbound access reader, wired into the Wiegand or RS-485 reader inputs:

Set up an in/out door from Verkada Command

In/out door setup is very similar as normal door setup, with two small differences:

  • When you add the door to the access controller, select In/Out Door instead of Door.

  • When you configure the in/out door, select two consecutive door ports on the access controller.


  • Ensure that you have a Verkada access controller. This access controller must have two available reader slots for the in/out door that you set up.

  • To set up in/out doors in Verkada Command, you must be logged in to the organization.

Recommendation. You can use any two compatible readers of your choice, but we recommend two Verkada readers.

How it works

  1. In Command, go to the Devices page.

  2. Select the access controller where you want to set up the in/out door.

  3. Click Add.

  4. In the Add Entity modal, select In/Out Door.

    The next screen allows you to populate a door name, building/floor, nearby camera, thumbnail, and set up the door slots for the Inbound and Outbound readers. The Inbound Reader is always the first slot, and the Outbound Reader is always the second slot.

  5. For Settings, type your values for each field and click Next.

  6. Configure your Installer Setup settings and click Next.

  7. Select your desired Access levels and click Done. On your access controller’s screen, you should now see the door setup similar to the example below. Note how there are 2 ports in the Port column of the table.

You can now continue to set up this door as if it was a normal door. If you apply a schedule to the door, the schedules carries over to both readers.

Changes in the door events page

The Inbound and Outbound Readers can produce events that are tagged with the inbound or outbound direction. Access attempts, such as Keycard Unlock/Keycard Denied, now appear annotated with direction they are associated with (as shown below).

There is now an added filter on the door events page that allows users to choose to filter events based on the direction (Inbound/Outbound). This filter can be used in conjunction with all the other existing filters (as shown below).

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