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February 4, 2020

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February 2020

Zone Exception Time Rules

New Time Rules are now available, Zone(s) in Exception, Zone(s) Bypassed, and Zone(s) Not Active. 

These new Time Rules allow for monitoring zone conditions when they persist or in the case of the "Not Active" rule, aren't activated, after a specified duration. These rules allow for a check of the zone(s) at a specific time (or multiple times) of the day, as well as they can also be checked after a specified duration has elapsed.

For Example: You may configure a Zone(s) in Exception Time Rule to check every day at 8pm if any zones are in an exception status and if not generate a Time Violation Event.  You may also configure a Time Rule to check every half-hour if the zone has been in exception for at least 1 hour (time configurable) and if so then generate the Time Violation Event.  There is also a max time setting so after a period of time, 4 hours for instance, the event can stop.

The Time Violation Event will be stored just like any other Connect ONE event and therefore accessible via Monitor->Activity and Reporting as well as allow processing via Event Rules for notifications, Task Rule activations, etc.


Mass Notification and User Contact Updates

A new option for Mass Notification to user contacts is available for email, text messaging, and push notifications.  The Mass Notification feature allows for a 'blanket' rule to send to all primary, secondary, tertiary, or other priority user contacts without needing to specify each user individually in the rule action.

Furthermore there is now also a parameter added to allow for restricting the notification to occur only to users which have last accessed the Site referenced in the event within a time period.  This way if the notification occurs during 3rd shift it doesn't notify users which were last there in the first shift, for example.  This application works solely from a time specification but if you install 'Exit' readers and the users swipe to leave the building, a new option on the Dealer Site allows the areas assigned to those 'Exit' readers to clear their activity.  This means exiting the building will immediately disregard the user from the Mass Notification processing.

A priority setting has been added for user contacts.  Those priorities are: primary, secondary, tertiary, and other.  This helps when assigning a user contact to a notification since when applying it, the priority will be shown so you know which one to use for the best effect of the rule.  

Lastly to assist with configuring push notifications, we've added a Test feature located where the push address is shown for the user's contacts.  This allows you to send a quick push notification test to easily identify the device referenced in the push address.

Send Any Command with Delay Parameter

Now ANY command from the Monitor screens can be sent with a delayed action. Previously commands could only be sent with a delay when configured within a Task Rule.  When selecting the command(s) to send there is a clock icon next to the Send Commands button at the bottom of the screen.  Pressing it will give the options shown below which allow your customer to selectively add a delay parameter before the command will actually process to the system(s).  A good example of this is for a timed unlock of a door.  You could issue the unlock command now and then issue a lock command with a delay of one hour.  This will ensure you do not forget to lock the door later since you already told Connect ONE to issue the lock command for you in one hour.

Lockdown Options Expanded

The lockdown popup window has been revamped to show an easier to follow flow of steps as well as now allows the actions to be individually selected and can be deselected entirely.  Perhaps your customer does not want the doors to lock or users deactivated but rather just wants to set a message to appear across the top of all screens in the application and to be sent out as a notification with a preconfigured Event Rule.  Now this is is possible.

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