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Opening modes in Space

Overview

An opening mode is a type of behavior that can be applied to a specific lock or collection of locks. Opening modes can either be applied 24/7 to the lock or they can be scheduled using the timed periods functionality. A timed period represents the days and hours in which an opening mode is valid.

Door opening modes

Although not an opening mode as such, the Automatic changes option allows you to make a number of different opening modes switch automatically and vary across specific time periods that you define. Automatic changes can only be applied to doors. They are not applicable to other access point types like lockers, for example.

If you select certain opening modes, additional information fields and drop-down list options are displayed. For example, selecting a timed opening mode like Timed office will display the Timed period option.

The following table describes the different opening mode options:

OptionDescription
StandardThe lock only opens when an authorized key is used.
OfficeThe lock can be left open by any user who has the Office option selected in their user profile and has access to the door. See Key options for more information. To activate Office mode, present the key to the lock, while keeping the inner handle pressed down. To disable the Office mode, repeat the procedure.
Timed officeThis is the same as the Office mode detailed above except that the Office mode is only allowed during defined time periods (for example from 08:00 to 15:00). The time periods must be previously defined. See Access point timed period for more information. The lock automatically reverts to Standard mode at the end of each period.
Automatic openingThe lock opens automatically at specific times and remains open during a defined time period (for example from 08:00 to 18:00). At the end of each time period, the lock closes and reverts to Standard mode. It is essential to set an access point timed period for this mode.
ToggleThe lock can be left open by any authorized user who presents a valid key. You do not need to hold down the inner handle. The next authorized key presented then closes the door. This continues switching (toggling) on presentation of each valid key.
Timed toggleThis mode operates in the same way as the Toggle mode described above. However, you can only toggle the Office mode on and off within set access point timed periods.
Keypad onlyThe lock can be opened at any time by typing a valid code on a keypad. The keypad code must contain between one and eight digits and is the same for every user. When you select the Keypad only option from the Open mode drop-down list, a keypad code field is displayed in which you can define the code. The lock can also be opened with a valid key.
Timed keypadThis mode is the same as the Keypad only mode described above except that the Keypad only mode is only allowed during a defined timed period. The lock can be opened with a key at any time.
PIN + KeyThe lock can only be opened using both a valid key and by typing a valid PIN on the keypad. This acts as a dual security control. If the PIN code is incorrect, access will not be granted. The PIN must be defined in the user profile. See PIN within the Key option section for more information. You can also configure the order of the sequence of PIN + Key, that is, the PIN can be entered before or after presenting the key. By default, the PIN will be required to be entered before presenting the key in new installations. See the Access point tab section for more information.
Timed PIN + KeyThis is the same as the PIN + Key mode above except that the Timed PIN + Key mode is only allowed during specific time periods. Outside of these time periods, the lock operates in Standard mode.
Automatic opening + OfficeThe lock is in Office mode. If the door is closed, it opens automatically at specific times and remains open during a defined time period (for example from 08:00 to 18:00). At the end of each time period, if the door is opened, the lock closes and stays in Office mode. It is essential to set an access point timed period for this mode.
Automatic opening + ToggleThe lock is in Toggle mode. If the door is closed it opens automatically at specific times and remains open during a defined time period (for example from 08:00 to 18:00). At the end of each time period, if the door is opened, the lock closes and stays in Toggle mode. It is essential to set an access point timed period for this mode.
Automatic changesThis 'mode' acts as an indication that the lock will work with a mixture of modes during certain time periods throughout the day. The combination of modes is defined in an automatic changes entry, for example, Automatic change#001. You can select an automatic changes entry using the drop-down list in the Automatic changes field. See Access point automatic changes for more information.
Keypad + OfficeThis mode is a combination of Keypad mode and Office mode. The lock opens when an authorized key is presented or when the defined keypad code of the door is typed. This code must contain between one and eight digits and is the same for every user. This opening mode allows also taking the lock into and out of the Office mode, if the Office option is selected in their user profile, and has access to the door. Office enabler option must be used when configuring a CU42X0 control unit.
Exit leaves openThe lock remains open when the inner handle is used until a valid key is presented. To activate this opening mode option, you must enable the EXIT_LEAVES_OPEN parameter in General options. See Advanced tab for more information. This also activates the Toggle + Exit leaves open and the Keypad + Exit leaves open mode options in the Open mode drop-down list.
Toggle + Exit leaves openThis mode is a combination of the Toggle mode and the Exit leaves open mode. The lock opens when an authorized key is presented and closes when the next authorized key is presented. The lock continues to switch back and forth on presentation of each valid key. However, when the inner handle is lowered, the lock remains open. To activate this opening mode option, you must enable the EXIT_LEAVES_OPEN parameter in Space General options. See Advanced tab for more information.
Keypad + Exit leaves openThis mode is a combination of Keypad mode and Exit leaves open mode. The lock opens when an authorized key is presented or when the defined keypad code of the door is typed. This code must contain between one and eight digits and is the same for every user. In this opening mode the lock remains open when the inner handle is used until a valid key is presented or until that the keypad code is typed on the escutcheon. To activate this opening mode option, you must enable the EXIT_LEAVES_OPEN parameter in General options. See Advanced tab for more information.
Keypad + ToggleThis mode is a combination of Keypad mode and Toggle mode. The lock can be left open by any authorized user who presents a valid key or types the defined keypad code of the door. You do not need to hold down the inner handle. The next authorized key presented or keypad code typed then closes the door. This continues switching (toggling) on presentation of each valid key or typing of the keypad code of the door. For this mode to work, you need to update the firmware of the locks to the latest version.

Locker opening modes

The following table describes the different opening modes available for lockers:

OptionDescription
StandardThe locker can only be opened using an authorized key.
Automatic openingThe locker can be opened without a key during the automatic opening time period. Outside of this, a key is required. You must select a timetable with this option.

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