Lock control by time profile is a feature that can be configured in 2N® IP Intercom thanks to "Automation" settings. When can be this feature useful for you and how can you use it? Let´s imagine that you are a salesman (saleswoman) in a shop with opening hours from 8:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. During this time you want to leave entry door unlocked in order to let customers go inside the shop. After the opening hours the door will be locked and you have to use 2N® IP Intercom to open it (DTMF code or RFID card reader). This feature can be also very useful in office building with separated departments where are fixed working hours and somebody is still there. Then you can leave the door opened for the working time and only after this time employees will have to use their codes or RFID cards to open the door.
How to set lock control in 2N® IP Intercom?
Note: to be able to configure this feature (Automation section) you will need Enhanced Integration license or Gold license uploaded to your 2N® IP Intercom!
The automation setting is relatively easy and is made in three steps. First of all you have to specify time (period of time) how often do you want 2N® IP Intercom to check whether the time profile is valid. In the picture above 15 seconds time interval is set. Of course you can set a longer period - it depends on you! In the next step set the condition for profile status specifying which time profile should control the lock. Finally specify the action for switch activation. Parameters of this action are events and conditions set above plus the number of the switch which controls the output.
Automation you can download here: Lock_control.am
In the next step you have to configure switch parameters. Set the switch to "Monostable" mode with duration matching the period in Event.Timer (it can be longer in order to be sure that the lock will be constantly opened). It is also recommended to turn off the sound signalisation if you do not want to hear sound beep each 15 s. Configuration is shown in the picture below.
FIRMWARE 2.20 and later - you can set up the feature without using Automation:
Note: All commands used in the Automation section are deeply described in our 2N® IP Intercom Automation manual where are also some examples. This manual is available on our web pages: