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Control Points

Control Points Control
The Control Point Control screen enables users to monitor, activate, or deactivate Control Points from one or more systems from one visually intuitive location .

Controlling and Monitoring Control Points

If you are using the Control Points Control screen for the first time you may need to select the Systems and Facilities you want to control. If you don't see this option, don't worry, BluSKY was able to select your default System. These settings can be changed at any time by clicking the filter icon in the top left-hand side of the screen. This can be a useful way to filter the results for larger systems or when controlling more than one System at a time.

Control Point Control Filter

Once you have selected all of the criteria needed, click the  button to load the selected Control Points. 

Key Features

  • Complete Control - You are able to select/deselect one one or more systems and/or individual points and control them all from the one screen. This capability can span multiple systems and provide a single point of control for an entire networks of systems. 
  • Multi-System/Multi-Facility - BluSKY's unique architecture is not limited by distance. You can control multiple buildings and systems all at once. 
  • "At-a-glance Information" -  Visual cues provide information on the system at-a-glance. 

Control

Once the Control Points load you will be able to control them easily. Simply click on each one you want to control, or click on the System to select them all. Then use the buttons at the bottom of the screen to Activate, Deactivate or Pulse the selected Control Points. 

Control Point Control

Definitions

Item Description
Active - This indicates that the Control Point is currently activated.
Inactive - This indicates that the Control Point is not currently active.
Activate - Turns the Control Point on. What activate means for this control point is determined by how the output was setup and the settings in Setup->Control Points.
Deactivate - Turns the Control Point off. What deactivate means for this control point is determined by how the output was setup and the settings in Setup->Control Points.
Pulse - This pulses the Control Point. Determining what a pulse does and for how long is determined by how the output was setup and the settings in Setup->Control Points.
Expand - This exposes all the control points under each system.
Collapse - This hides all the control points so only the system's icon is exposed. 

 

Elevators

Elevator Control
This article will discuss how to use the real time elevator control interface. It is important to note that for safety reasons and manufacturer specifications, BluSKY access control system controls the access rights to an elevator and not to the elevator itself. BluSKY is only enabling or disabling the ability to access the elevator on a specific floor or floors depending on your access rights.

Controlling the Elevators

Getting Started 

When using the Elevator Control screen for the first time you may be prompted to select the Systems and Facilities you want to control. Don't worry if you don't see this prompt, it is always available by clicking the filter icon in the top right-hand side of the screen. The "View" field enables the user to choose between displaying floor stops by Floors or Elevator Cars.

Once you select the  button, the screen will display all floor stops, allowing you to select and control each of the Elevators or Floor Stops. 

 

Monitoring Elevators

The Elevator Control screen provides a powerful tool for viewing the real-time state of the elevator system at-a-glance. The rich visual language can help you quickly diagnose issues. 

Elevator Statuses

Item Description
  The Floor or Elevator Car's Floor Stop is currently secured and on schedule. 
  The Floor or Elevator Car's Floor Stop is currently unsecured and on schedule..
Toggles between  and  The Floor or Elevator Car's Floor Stop is currently in a release cycle.  This is usually due to a timed release.
The Floor or Elevator Car's Floor Stop schedule has been interrupted by a manual override.
  The Floor or Elevator Car's Floor Stop is currently secured due to a manual override.
  The Floor or Elevator Car's Floor Stop is unsecured due to a manual override.
   The Destination Dispatch Elevator is on schedule.
   The Destination Dispatch Elevator has manually been put on Card Only Access.
  The Destination Dispatch Elevator is on Scheduled and Card Only Access

 


Controlling Elevators

You are also able to control the Elevators and Floor Stops from this screen directly. Simply select the System, Elevator Bank, Car, Floor or Floor Stop you wish to control and use the buttons located at the bottom of the screen. 

Definitions

Item Description
Unlock - This will allow unrestricted access to the selected Floor Stops.
Lock - This will disallow ALL access to the Floor Stop. This will prevent people from accessing even if they have valid credentials
Release - This will cause a timed unlocked period, allowing a person to use the Floor Stop temporarily without a credential.
Schedule - This return the Floor Stops to their normal operating schedule.
Timer - A custom timed release of the Floor Stop.
Credential - This will allow the operator to simulate a person's credential without needing a physical copy.
Mode - This will set the Floor Stop to a specific access mode. See List below.
Expand - Makes all of the individual Floor Stops visible
Collapse - Show only the topmost level of the Elevator Control hierarchy. 

 


Monitoring Points

Monitoring Point Control
The Monitoring Point monitoring screen is a great tool for getting real-time statuses on the operation of IPS Points and Monitoring Points.

Controlling and Monitoring Control Points

If you are using the Control Points Control screen for the first time you may need to select the Systems and Facilities you want to control. If you don't see this option, don't worry, BluSKY was able to select your default System. These settings can be changed at any time by clicking the filter icon in the top left-hand side of the screen. This can be a useful way to filter the results for larger systems or when controlling more than one System at a time.

Once you have selected all of the criteria needed, click the  button to load the available Control Points. 

Key Features

  • Multi-System/Multi-Facility - BluSKY's unique architecture is not limited by distance. You can control multiple buildings and systems all at once. 
  •  "At-a-glance Information" -  Visual cues provide information on the system at-a-glance. 
  • This shows you the status of the alarm, means open, or not active,  means closed, or active.

Monitoring

Unlike some of the similar screens, there are no ways to control the Monitoring Points. They, by definition, are suppose to be passive but they can provide a lot of insight into the operation of the Facility. 

Definitions

Item Description
Active - This indicates that the Monitoring Point is currently activated.
Inactive - This indicates that the Monitoring Point is not currently active.
The following symbols will only appear for Monitoring Points that are associated with the Intrusion Prevention System ( IPS ).
The IPS Group associated with the Monitoring Point is armed instantly.
The IPS Group associated with the Monitoring Point is disabled.
The IPS Group associated with the Monitoring Point is Armed Stay.
The IPS Group associated with the Monitoring Point is Armed Away.

More on IPS States

 

Visitor Administration

Visitor Admission
Visitor Administration is the primary means for Security or an office administrator to process a visitor into a building or a facility. With this interface the user can take a picture, assign an access card, check a visitor in at the beginning of the day and out at the end of the day. This is also where a user can see who is expected, who is in, and who has left the building.

Add a Card to a Visitor

We will discuss how to add a Card to a Visitor. Adding a Card can be done before hand or during the time of Check In. This Card will be used to operate the Readers in the Facility. Remember that the Card will only work on Readers and during the times defined in the Visitor Access Level.

Edit a Visitor Request

Check In a Visitor

Check Out a Visitor

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