Kisi now supports scheduled unlocks that activate after the first unlock of the day. This feature can be set up using Intrusion Detection. Follow the steps below with the accompanying screenshots to set up the feature.
Start by creating an unlock schedule, such as 7 am to 7 pm, or any other schedule that suits your needs.
Next we'll visit the Intrusion Detection Schedule. If you have not set up Intrusion Detection, this article assumes that you have, so please find our documentation for Intrusion Detection here.
Select your Zone Controller and scroll down to the Alarm Schedule table.
We're going to set an alarm schedule that overlaps with our Unlock schedule that we created above. This will cause that unlock schedule to remain dormant until the Alarm Schedule is disabled or expires for the day.
The unlock schedule will look like this, except for the times I have chosen.
There are three main settings necessary for setting this up.
1: Away Mode - this is necessary because the schedule nobody should be present during the armed alarm phase.
2: Disarm on access - when a user makes an authorized unlock the alarm is disabled.
3: Override Duration, until the end - this sets the alarm schedule up so that once an authorized unlock is performed the alarm is cancelled for the day and any unlock schedule set for the door can kick in.
You don't have to use these settings to set your entire alarm schedule. You'll likely implement something like this instead.
You likely don't want your alarm schedule override to disable your alarm at 2 am because authorized personell were leaving or entering the building. You can customize your alarm schedules so that you have one with the above settings kick in in the morning at say 5 am or 6 am so that when authorized personnel start arriving around 7 am the schedule is ready to kick in properly. So your weekend alarm schedule will likely look like this.
For this you'll want to make sure to customize your hardware settings on the zone controller to include a 0 minute arming delay.
This will prevent any downtime for the alarm between the two schedules.
The key here is that you have an Armed Away mode schedule that overlaps with your Unlock Schedule for the door. So long as the Alarm Schedule is active, the unlock schedule will not activate until it lapses or is disarmed!