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Genea Access Control System Integration with Assa Abloy Intelligent IP Locks
Genea Access Control System Integration with Assa Abloy Intelligent IP Locks

Learn how to integrate your Genea Access Control Application with Assa Abloy Intelligent IP Locks

Ankita Chakraborty avatar
Written by Ankita Chakraborty
Updated over a week ago

Genea integrates with ASSA ABLOY's IN220 Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) locks and IN120 Wi-Fi locks creating a cost-effective and scalable access control solution. ASSA ABLOY PoE IP Locks leverage an existing LAN for both power and data, eliminating the need for an additional power supply or electrical wiring for added cost savings.

Enable Genea + Assa Abloy intelligent IP locks on Genea:

1) If you are a global admin, navigate to the 'Integrations' tab in your admin dashboard.

2) Go to the 'IP Locks' section, and click 'Install' under the Assa Abloy IP locks integration.

Add Assa Abloy door service router

3) Click on "Add", enter the name of the DSR, select the time zone and click Save.

The Assa Abloy Door Service Router (DSR) provides an abstraction to Genea for using the POE and WiFi locks as part of our access control solution. Assa Abloy locks communicate to Genea via the DSR.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You'll need to reach out to Genea support (acsupport@getgenea.com) for some necessary configuration adjustments once the DSR has been added.

Attach and confirm locks to Genea location

5) You can now go ahead and add the locks to your property location. To do so, click on "Add as door". Change the default name of the door, select the location and click Save.

Advanced configurations

Scan locks : This function will scan all mapped locks from the DSR and display on Genea dashboard. Please note that any new lock added to or removed from DSR will automatically get updated on Genea, and this function gives you an additional ability to force scan the locks from DSR.

Resync DSR : Resync will clear all configuration done from Genea side on DSR and then reload the configuration again.

Reload Locks : This function allows syncing individual locks.

Assa Abloy locks at the location view

6) The Assa Abloy locks once configured as doors to a specific location will function as regular door.

Configuring wake-up schedules for Assa Abloy Wi-Fi locks

Since Wi-Fi locks work on battery power, so it is important to configure the contact schedule for the Wi-Fi lockset to call in. Normally, this would be about once a day to report transactions. However, during initial commissioning when you expect to be adding cardholders frequently, set the Alarm configuration/Access Denied to enable when secure. That will cause the lockset to wake up on any Access Denied and report it and at the same time update the configuration.

To configure the wakeup schedule of such locks, proceed as below:

7) From the "Hardware" tab, select the Wi-Fi lockset for which you wish to configure the wake-up schedule.

8) Under the door detailed page, scroll down to the "Wakeup Schedule" section.

9) Click Edit, select the regular wake-up schedule for the lock.

Please note the scheduled wakeup will execute at the same timezone as the DSR timezone.

10) Select optionally event-based wakeup schedule for the lock. Click Save.

Managing access groups for Assa Abloy locks

11) To create an access group for Assa Abloy locks, navigate to Access Control > Access Groups from your Genea dashboard.

12) Click on Add. From the Assa Abloy Locks section, select the doors, select schedule and Save the AG.

Sync users' cards from Genea to Assa Abloy locks

1) Assign a card to the user in Genea and the same card will get synced to Assa Abloy locks. Please note:

  • IMPORTANT: Assa Abloy locks expect the card number with a specific card format in their system. Hence, while adding a card on the Genea portal, so it works with Assa Abloy locks, it is mandatory to select the card format while adding them.

Advanced user access

1) Extended User Access: When any user is added as extended, their credentials will get access to the standalone locks for an extended duration as configured in the lock.

Configuring extended access time to locks:

a. Navigate to the Hardware section. Click on the lock for which you would like to set an extended access time.

b. Under the door access section, edit the Extended Access Grant Time and click Save.

Add users to extended user access:

a. To do so, click Add under Extended User Access, select the name of the users and select Proceed.

2) Supervisory User Access: Credentials for the users added as supervisory will have access to the standalone locks all the time, independent of the schedules assigned to their access groups. Credentials of the members from the supervisory access group will work on Assa Abloy doors during the lockdown.

a. Click in Add. Select the location, access groups, and select the mode as "Supervisory", then click Proceed.

3) Passage Mode Access Type: When a credential assigned with passage mode is presented to an authorized standalone lock during the assigned schedule, it will change the state of the lock from locked to unlocked and vice versa.

a. Click in Add. Select the location, access groups, and select the mode as "Passage", then click Proceed.

If the same credential is provided with both passage mode and supervisory mode, the supervisory mode will take precedence.

If you would like to learn more about this feature, please send inquiries to acsupport@getgenea.com.

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