Description of LED patterns on access readers, and how to change them

Issue

Description of LED patterns on access readers, and how to change them

Product Line

Andover Continuum

Environment

Continuum site

Cause

Description of LED patterns on access readers, and how to change them

Resolution

How to control LED patterns on access readers

****For all Continuum controllers that support access control and modules except AC1 and AC-1A****

Card Reader LED Patterns

The LED pattern of the card reader is determined by the creation of an InfinityNumeric called AccessLEDPattern.

TAC LED Pattern (AccessLEDPattern=0)
This pattern is transaction based, meaning the reader LED indicates the state of the access transaction.

Solid Red
No door configured for this reader channel. The system will not process any transaction coming from this reader.

Solid Green
Door configured on this reader channel. System is ready to process an access transaction.

Solid Red for 3 seconds following an access transaction
Invalid attempt.

Rapid flashing following an access transaction
Valid access

Slow flashing following an access transaction
System is waiting for information needed to process the transaction. For example, transaction is being processed (remote validation) or the system is waiting for user entry. (PIN needed after card swipe.)

Alternate LED (Default) Pattern (AccessLEDPattern=1)
This pattern follows the state of the door lock itself. This is the default LED pattern.

Solid Red
Door is locked

Solid Green
Door is unlocked

Rapid flashing following an access transaction
Invalid attempt

Slow flashing following an access transaction
System is waiting for information needed to process the transaction. For example, transaction is being processed (remote validation) or the system is waiting for user entry. (PIN needed after card swipe.)


The above LED patterns are the most commonly used.
LED Patterns 3 and 4 are for CardKey and Dorado Model 780 ABA Reader/Keypad please refer to the documentation in the ACX II Controller Operation and Technical Reference Guide for more information on these readers and further information on LED Patterns