How to open a door from an Input or Numeric value changing state

Issue

Doors need to be released when a fire alarm is triggered.

Product Line

Andover Continuum

Environment

Continuum Access Control

Doors on ACX57xx, AC1 range, CX9702, ACX7xx

Cause

Automatic door release is required.

Resolution

Doors can be released either electrically by releasing the power to the doors directly from a Fire system or other 3rd party system output.

Alternatively it can be done in software, Use the "Door Force Unlock Schedule" in the Door options tab to link to an Input point or Numeric value that signifies the doors should be released. When this point turns on the door will be released.

Multiple doors can be linked to the same point if required. No Schedules or Plain English programming is required to achieve this functionality.

Note: Always ensure any fire alarm control is in accordance with local regulations and legal requirements.