The Shift screen is where you define the begin, end and applicable days for a shift. From the Configure menu, select Shift.
The process is simple once you know the definitions of the shift types and exceptions.
Type a name for the shift into the Name text entry field.
Click the desired days of the week for this shift.
Set a Start and End time for the shift.
Click the Add button.
Add as many Shifts as needed. Click the Close button to return to the System Overview dialog.
Shift Type Definitions
Normal - Door will be released on a valid card read. Door will relock after the latch interval (3 seconds by default, configurable from the Doors screen under Advanced Configuration)
Unlock - Door will unlock at the shift start time and stay unlocked until the shift end time.
Unlock with a Card - The door will remain locked at the start of this shift until a person assigned to this shift presents their credential. Upon presentation of a valid credential, after the shift start time, the door will unlock and stay unlocked until the shift end time.
Toggle with a Card - The door will remain locked at the start of this shift until a person assigned to this shift presents their credential. Upon presentation of a valid credential, after the shift start time, the door will unlock and stay unlocked until the card is presented again. Each time the card is presented the door will toggle between locked and unlocked. At the shift end time, if the door is unlocked, it will return to locked mode.
Manager - This shift works with 2 credential modes (Manager and Managed). During the specified shift hours, the Managed credentials will not work until a Manager credential is first presented. Manager and Managed credential modes are configured from the Cardholders screen, via the Add/Search Credentials button.
Applies To: Definitions
Normal - This shift will be valid on Normal days ONLY. A Normal day is any day that is NOT defined as an Exception day by defining an Exception on the Exceptions tab of the Shift screen, and associating it with the door on the Cardholder Permissions screen, Exceptions tab.
Exception - This shift will be valid on Exception days ONLY. An Exception day (also known as a Holiday) is defined by creating an Exception on the Exceptions tab of the Shift screen, and associating it with the door on the Cardholder Permissions screen, Exceptions tab.
Both - This shift will be valid on Both Normal days AND Exception days.
The Use Count column indicates how many times a shift is used in a Permission.
You can sort the shifts by clicking on the Use Count column header. This may help you quickly identify unused shifts that you may want to either assign to a permission, or delete out of the system.
You can program exceptions to the normal Shift patterns using the Exceptions tab. For more information about configuring Exceptions, please refer to How To Configure Exceptions.
To delete a shift click on its name then Delete, click Yes to confirm.
To update a shift click on its name in the grid, edit the name and/or other fields as appropriate and click Apply.