Access Control

For Users and Admins using the Genea Access Control to open doors to your office or community, this is the place for you.

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For Administrators With Mercury Hardware

How to provide temporary access to a user for a time limit?

Learn how to add access group for a limited time to a user
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Updated this week

How to setup Door Strike Follower?

Learn how to setup follow up action on door strike using door strike follower
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Written by Archa K
Updated over a week ago

How to create paired reader?

If you have reader at both the side of the door then you require to pair them together
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Written by Archa K
Updated over a week ago

Global Overview

Learn how to get a quick overview of all your locations, alarms, users, hardware, and more.
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Written by Ankita
Updated over a week ago

Global Overview - Dashboard

Gain valuable insight into your locations by referring to the Global dashboard.
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Written by Ankita
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Global Overview - Alarm Management

Learn more about the alarm management within Global overview.
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Written by Ankita
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Global Overview - Control Center

Learn how to perform remote operations on door from anywhere in the world.
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Written by Ankita
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Global Overview - API Keys

Manage your API keys to authenticate requests with Genea.
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Written by Ankita
Updated over a week ago

How to configure anti-passback with Mercury hardware?

Strengthen security at your office or community by enabling Anti-Passback.
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Written by Ankita
Updated over a week ago

How do holiday schedules work with Mercury hardware?

Learn how to override your regular system schedules with temporary holiday schedules with Mercury hardware.
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Written by Ankita
Updated over a week ago
For Administrators

Integration with Sumo Logic

Learn how to send data from Genea to Sumo Logic - A data analytics tool
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Written by Archa K
Updated over a week ago

How to setup badge type to link badge templates and set global card settings

Learn how to globally manage your credentials settings at one place
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Written by Archa K
Updated over a week ago

How to create or clone badge templates?

Learn how to setup new custom badge template for your team
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Configure the Onboarding Emails

Learn about how to customize the on-boarding emails.
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Written by Ankita
Updated over a week ago

Set up two-factor authentication on your Genea account

Learn how to set up two-factor authentication to your Genea account!
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Written by Ankita
Updated over a week ago

Genea App: How to Use the Emergency Lockdown & Hold Open Features

In case of emergency, you may perform an Emergency Lockdown or Hold Open to lock or unlock all doors at your property.
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Written by Noe Avalos
Updated over a week ago

How do I temporarily suspend or activate access for users?

Learn how to temporarily block a user's access to your property by suspending their access rights.
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Written by Ankita
Updated over a week ago

Mobile Device Management Settings

Learn to centrally manage Genea Mobile Access settings for your users.
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Written by Ankita
Updated over a week ago

How do I create custom attributes for users?

Custom attributes, allow admins to add additional information in addition to the default personnel data fields.
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Written by Ankita
Updated over a week ago

How to Configure a Reader to Accept Genea Mobile Keys & Credentials

Learn how to configure a reader to read and accept Genea mobile keys and credentials.
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Written by Noe Avalos
Updated over a week ago

Genea + Okta : Migrate to New Genea Access Control App

Learn how to migrate from the old Okta Genea app to new Genea Access Control app.
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Written by Noe Avalos
Updated over a week ago

Genea + Okta: Provisioning Custom Attributes

Add custom attributes from Okta to Genea Provisioning, such as Employee Number and Department.
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Written by Mishit
Updated over a week ago

Building Sync - Building Administrator's Guide

Learn how to easily keep your building's access control system in sync with your tenant's access control systems.
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Written by Noe Avalos
Updated over a week ago

Setting Up Genea Visitor Management

Learn how to set up your Genea Visitor Management sign-in and sign-out flows.
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Written by Noe Avalos
Updated over a week ago

How to Reissue An Existing Physical Credential

Physical credentials, such as keycards and key fobs, can be reused and reissued to different users.
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Written by Noe Avalos
Updated over a week ago

Keycard Access Unavailable

If you cannot issue physical credentials, such as keycards or key fobs, then you might need to have the card format enabled for your system.
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How can I decipher a credential's card format?

Every credential is made with a specific card format. If you upload a key with an incorrect format, the key will not grant access.
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Updated over a week ago

What is a door forced alarm?

If your system has door monitors, a forced alarm may indicate that someone has gained access to your property without scanning a valid key.
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Updated over a week ago

Where Can I Find My Genea API Token?

For certain integrations, you might need a Genea API Token.
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How to Use Your AUX Relay Controls

Remotely reboot or power down your system readers by utilizing your AUX Relay controls.
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How to Deactivate A User

Once deactivated, a user will no longer have access to your office or community.
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Customizing Your Activity Log View

Learn how to hide or re-add data columns in your activity log.
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How do I add a new user?

Have a new user? Learn how to add them into your Genea system so they can access your property.
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How to Edit a User's Access Group

Learn how to change a user's access group or groups to either grant or revoke their access to certain doors at certain times.
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Revoking User Access to Specific Properties

Learn how to revoke user access to certain properties, while maintaining their access at others.
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How do I issue credentials?

Learn how to assign credentials to users. These can be physical credentials, like keycards, or mobile keys for your smartphone.
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Written by Archa K
Updated over a week ago

Filtering Activity Log Data by Date & Time

Learn how to filter your activity log by date and time.
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Written by Noe Avalos
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Granting a User Access to Multiple Properties

Learn how to grant your users access to multiple properties.
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How to Create Activity Log Reports

Learn how to build a customized report containing your system's activity log data.
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Deciphering Your Dashboard Statistics

Gain valuable insight about your access control system usage by referring to your admin dashboard.
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Two-factor Authentication Exemptions

Learn how to exempt users from the two-factor authentication process.
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Enabling Two-Factor Authentication

Enable two-factor authentication at your property by utilizing an RPK40 pin reader.
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How to Issue PIN Codes to Users

Give your users an alternative way of accessing your property by assigning them PIN codes.
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Filtering Users By Attendance

Learn how to filter your users based upon their presence...or lack thereof.
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How to Create Key Reports

Learn how to build a customized report containing your system's key data.
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How to Create User Reports

Learn how to build a customized report containing your system's user data.
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Filtering Keys By Usage

Filter your data to determine which keys aren't being used at your property.
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Assigning Users to Work Departments

Learn how to assign or edit user work departments.
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Filtering Users By Work Department

Learn how to search for your users based upon their work department.
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'My Profile' User Settings

User related settings can now be found under the 'My Profile' section of your Genea web dashboard.
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How do I increase our user licenses?

For more information about your user license plan, contact acsupport@getgenea.com.
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Adding "No Format" Keycards

Learn how to add a keycard with an unknown format card.
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Written by Mishit
Updated over a week ago

Controlling Your Request to Exit Settings

Learn how to customize your system's REX setting behavior.
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Written by Mishit
Updated over a week ago

First-Person-In Rule: How to Suppress An Automatic Door Unlock Schedule If No Users Are Present

Implement the First-Person-In rule to ensure that your office is kept secure when all users are away.
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Written by Noe Avalos
Updated over a week ago

Our reader isn't accepting mobile keys. How can I fix this?

If one of your office readers isn't accepting mobile keys, it's possible that the reader's bluetooth chip may have come loose.
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Written by Noe Avalos
Updated over a week ago

Facility Code Suppression for 26-bit Key Cards

If your existing credentials have a variety of facility codes, you can suppress your system's facility code so that all keys will work.
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Written by Noe Avalos
Updated over a week ago

Genea Events Webhook

Learn how to configure webhooks for your Genea system.
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Written by Archa K
Updated over a week ago

Setting Up Your Single Sign-On - SAML Integration

Enable Single Sign-On for Admins and Employees
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Written by Mishit
Updated over a week ago

Automatic Unlock Schedules: How to Unlock Doors On A Regular Schedule

Learn how to unlock doors at your property on a regular schedule by using automatic unlock schedules.
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Written by Noe Avalos
Updated over a week ago

How do holiday schedules work with Vertx hardware?

Learn how to override your regular system schedules with temporary holiday schedules.
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Written by Mishit
Updated over a week ago

How do I add new tenants to my Genea system?

If you oversee a building with multiple tenants, you may need to add new tenants to your system as occupants come and go.
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Written by Noe Avalos
Updated over a week ago

Can I remotely unlock doors through my Genea admin dashboard?

Learn how to grant remote door opens from anywhere in the world.
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Our controller connection went offline. How do I fix this?

While offline, your Genea system will still operate as configured, though some features will not be available for use.
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How To Configure Anti-Passback with VertX Hardware

Strengthen security at your office or community by enabling Anti-Passback.
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Written by Mishit
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How to Upload a User's Profile Picture

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How do I enable or disable Genea system notifications?

You can enable your Genea system to notify you when certain events occur on your property.
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What does 'Deny Access - Card/PIN Not Found' mean?

This event indicates that an unrecognized card has been scanned at a property reader.
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How do I create an Access Group?

Access Groups combine door groups and schedules, so your users can have access to the doors they need at certain times.
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How to Use Your Genea App Admin Tab

Learn how to issue quick grants and lock or unlock doors remotely via your smartphone.
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How do I edit an Access Group?

Learn how to make changes to an existing access group.
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How do I edit a schedule?

Learn how to make changes to an existing schedule.
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How do I delete an Access Group?

Learn how to delete an access group from your system. Keep in mind that once deleted, an access group cannot be recovered.
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How do I edit a door group?

Learn how to make changes to an existing door group.
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How do I delete a schedule?

Learn how to delete a schedule from your system. Keep in mind that once deleted, a schedule cannot be recovered.
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How do I delete a door group?

Learn how to delete a door group from your system. Keep in mind that once deleted, a door group cannot be recovered.
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How do I create a schedule?

Learn how to create schedules so your users can have access to your property at certain times.
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How do I create a door group?

Learn how to create door groups so your users can have access to specific doors and gates at your property.
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How do I revoke a credential?

Learn how to delete a credential from your Genea access control system.
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For Users

Getting ready to print employee badges

Learn how to setup printer and configure badges to print for each employee
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Written by Archa K
Updated over a week ago

Genea Mobile Access App - Android User Guide

Learn how to use the Genea App on Android devices, and how to improve your app reliability.
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Is the Genea Mobile Access app compatible with my Android smartphone?

See if the Genea Mobile Access app is compatible with your specific model of Android mobile device.
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Is the Genea Mobile Access app compatible with my iPhone?

See if the Genea Mobile Access app is compatible with your specific type of Apple mobile device.
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Genea Mobile App - iPhone User Guide

Learn how to use the GeneaApp on iOS devices, and how to improve your app reliability.
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I forgot my Genea app password.

If you've forgotten your password and are unable to login to the Genea app, you will need to create a new password.
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How do I register for Genea?

If your property uses Genea and you've been granted your first mobile key, you will need to create your account before redeeming your key.
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Has my Genea mobile key invitation expired?

Genea mobile key invitations expire if not redeemed within 30 days of issuance.
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Can Genea Support send me a new mobile key?

For security reasons, Genea Support is unable to issue mobile keys to users.
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I need a new 16-digit invitation code.

16-digit invitation codes can be used to manually add a mobile key to a mobile device.
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Why is my physical keycard not granting access?

If your physical key has stopped granting access to your property, a number of factors may be at play.
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My phone was stolen and I need a new mobile key.

If your mobile device has been stolen, please contact one of your office or community administrators to request a new mobile key.
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I need a new Genea mobile key.

To obtain a new mobile key, you will need to contact one of your system administrators directly.
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How to Use a PIN Code

Learn how to gain access to your office or community by using an assigned PIN code.
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Why can't I add my mobile key to a secondary phone?

​For security reasons, Genea mobile keys cannot be downloaded onto multiple devices.
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How do I use my Genea mobile key?

Learn how to unlock doors and gates with your Genea mobile key.
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My Genea mobile key disappeared.

If your Genea key has vanished from your app's keychain, the following factors may explain why.
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Why is my mobile key not unlocking the door?

If your smartphone is failing to unlock doors or gates, try the following methods to see if they alleviate the problem.
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Using the Unlock Widget

How to install and use the lock screen widget to unlock doors and gates.
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Apple Pay turns on when I use Genea. How can I fix this?

Apple Pay will not affect your ability to access your office or community.
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Why can't I log into the Genea app?

If you are having problems logging into your account, there are a few things you'll want to check.
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