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Locations in Space

Overview

In the Space system, a location is a large area of designated access points. For example, a company could create a location entry for each of its offices across Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth. You can assign access for each location.

A simple way of completing this process is described below:

  1. Location groupings added. The admin operator adds the location grouping in Space General options. See Locations/Functions tab for information about adding a location grouping.

  2. Locations created and configured. The admin operator creates locations and configures the location options in Space.

  3. Locations associated. The admin operator associates users and/or access points with the specified locations in Space.

Creating locations

To create a location, do the following:

  1. Select Access points > Locations. The Locations screen is displayed.

Locations screenLocations screen showing minimum memory size message

The number of locations you create in SALTO Space occupies a fixed amount of memory on keys. Maximum key memory is typically about 230 bytes but depending on the key technology, it may be smaller. The text "Minimum memory size (without cardholder timetables)" indicates the size of the fixed space allocated.

  1. Click on Add. The Location information screen is displayed.

Location information screenLocation information screen

  1. Type a name for the location in the Name field, a description for the location in the Description field and select the relevant partition from the Partition drop-down list, if required. See Partitions for more information.

Note that the partitions functionality is license-dependent. See Registering and licensing Space for more information.

  1. Click Save.

The ID field is automatically populated, but numbers from 1 to 1024 can be edited if required.

By default, if you skip ID numbers, for example from 5 to 125, SALTO reserves the memory space between these numbers, even if no ID numbers are created. This means that an amount of memory on keys will be unnecessarily taken up and therefore, SALTO recommends using this default setting.

SALTO Space generates an error if you enter a value higher than 1024.

Associating locations

Once you have created a location, you must associate users and access points with that location. An example of a user could be a staff member who habitually works at that location. For example, for a Sydney location, you could provide an IT manager with access to all IT areas in that location. The following sections describe how to associate locations with the various components.

Users

To associate a user with a location, do the following:

  1. Select Access points > Locations. The Locations screen is displayed.

  2. Click on the location that you want to associate with a user. The Location information screen is displayed.

  3. Click on Users in the sidebar. The Users dialog box is displayed. Note that the dialog box will be blank if you have not yet associated a user with this particular location.

  4. Click Add. The Add dialog box, showing a list of users, is displayed.

  5. Select the required users and click on Save & close. The selected user now has access permissions for that location.

Access points

See About access points for more information.

To associate a location with an access point, follow the steps below:

  1. Select Access points > Locations. The Locations screen is displayed.

  2. Click the location that you want to associate with an access point. The Location information screen is displayed.

  3. Click on Access points in the sidebar. The Access points dialog box is displayed. Note that the dialog box will be blank if you have not yet associated an access point with this particular location.

  4. Click Add. The Add dialog box, showing a list of access points, is displayed.

  5. Select the required access point and click on Save & close. The location is now associated with that access point.

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