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Access Levels are defined as an entry point (such as a door or elevator) and an associated time schedule or floor group that when added to a card record determines where and when the cardholder has access within the system.

Access Levels can be added to individual cards or groups of cards in the system. Each card can be assigned 32 access levels per each SSP controller in the system. This section shows you how to create and remove access levels. See page 7-21 for information on assigning access levels to a cardholder.

Access Levels

The are 3 different types of access levels that can be created.

  • Basic Legacy Door Access Level - The simplest access level; includes a door and a time schedule to determine access. This option requires that the access level to be created at the SSP header. Legacy Access Level Groups are then created to group the access levels from the multiple SSPs together for easy of distribution to cardholders.
  • Global Access Level Group - Global Access Level Groups provides an easy way for doors and elevators from multiple controllers to be grouped together. This will allow a card holder to have access to doors on multiple controllers with a single global access level group. See page 6-7 for information.
  • Basic Legacy Elevator Access Level - Controls access to elevators. Doors can be added to this type of access level to control access to doors as well as elevators.

There are 2 features that are available for all types of access level.

  • Escort Required Access Level - Requires at least 2 access levels: the escort and the escort required. The cardholder with the Escort Requirement must have a cardholder that is assigned the Escort Access Level badge after them in order to gain access.
  • Auto Expiring Access Level - Allows for the assignment of an Activation and Deactivation Date. The Access Level will automatically activate and deactivate based upon the dates. NOTE: Can be used in conjunction with an Escort Requirement setting.

Editing an Access Level

  1. Right-click on the Access Level to be edited and select Properties.
  2. Edit the Access Level. Click OK to save the changes.

Deleting an Access Level

  1. Right-click on the access level and select Remove Access Level. A confirmation dialog will appear.
  2. Click Yes to confirm the deletion. The Access Level is remove from the list.


Access Level Groups

An Access Level Group allows for the grouping of access levels for ease of distribution to cardholders. The DNA Fusion 6. 1. 0. 12 update provides the ability for an access level group to span multiple SSPs. There are 2 types of Access Levels that can be created :

  • Legacy Access Level Group - Provides the ability to group legacy access levels from various controllers to get her. See page 6-3 for more information on Legacy Access Levels and see below for information on Legacy Access Level Groups.
  • Global Access Level Group - Allows doors from multiple controllers to be grouped together· in a common access level. This will allow a cardholder to have access to doors on multiple controllers with a single global access level group without the need to create SSP specific access levels . See page 6-9 for information on setting up Global Access Level Groups.

Creating a Global Access Level Group

Global Access Level Groups provides an easy way for doors and elevators from multiple controllers to be grouped together in a common access level. This will allow a card holder to have access to doors on multiple controllers with a single global access level group without the need to create SSP specific access levels.

  1. With the Access Levels Browser open, right-click on Access Level Groups and select Add Global Access Level Group from the resulting menu. The Global Access Level dialog opens.
2. Enter a Name for the global access level group.
3. Select the Assigned column for the desired ACMs (Doors & Elevators). A will appear in the Assigned column. If the group has access levels already assigned, a + will appear in the Assigned column.


4 In the Time Schedule/Flo or Group section, if desired, select a Time Schedule for each door from the drop down menu. This setting applies a specific time schedule to the selected door.


If Time Schedule Sets have been assigned to the controller, the door will appear with a Yellow highlight and a time schedule must be selected. See page 6-8 for information.

5. If an elevator is selected, select a Flo or Group for each elevator from the Time Schedule/Floor Group drop down menu. See page 6-9 for information on creating floor groups.

6. If desired, select any other Access Level options. See page 6-11 and 6-13 for more information.

7. Click OK to close the Group Properties dialog. The Global Access Level Group will appear in the browser. Global Access Level Groups can be identified by the folder with the red access level icon.



Editing a Global Access Level Group

  1. Right-click on the desired Global Access Level Group and select Properties.
  2. Edit the Global Access Level Group.

To add a door or elevator: Click the Assigned column next to the desired ACM. A will appear in the Assigned column.

To remove a door or elevator: If the group has access levels already assigned, a will appear in the Assigned column. Click the icon to remove the access level and a will be displayed.

      3. Click OK to save the changes.


Removing an Access Level from a Global Access Level Group
Access levels can quickly be removed from a Global Access Level Group via a right-click from the Access Levels Browser.
  1. From the Access Level Browser, right-click on the desired Access Level under the Access Level Group and select Remove from Group.
The access level is removed to the global access level group.

Deleting a Global Access Level Group

  1. Right-click on the Global Access Level Group and select Remove Group from the resulting menu. A confirmation dialog will appear.
  2. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.

The access level group will be removed from the list.



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