This FAQ demonstrates how to set an automation which will allow a global switch code to be set and modified via an intercom’s keypad.
A site administrator wishes to be able to quickly change a publicly known ‘global’ switch code via the intercom’s keypad. They either do not wish to do this via the intercom’s web interface or they do not have authority to access the interface.
They may enter a ‘service’ code into the keypad (not publicly known) to allow them to enter ‘code setting mode’. Once in this mode, they have a period of time (which the admin will set in the automation) to enter the new global switch code for subsequent use to access the premises. Each time a new code is set in this way then the old one becomes invalid.
Please note; the new code will open the door and this door opening will be accompanied by the usual ‘Door open’ pictogram on the intercom and the usual audio signalization. However, it will not be accompanied by the usual LED signalization on the capacitive or mechanical keypad. Furthermore, the ‘Unauthorised access’ message will still flash up on the touch display, where this is used for code entry.
Also: the newly defined global code will be lost upon any changes made in the web interface of the intercom since saving any changes will clear this 'temporary' memory.
Download the automation here: