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Printing Integration with InstantCard
Valuable new service offering for
A new integration is now available with a cloud badge printing service,
can become a
dealer/distributor with InstantCard (instantcard.net) which allows you
create custom badge templates for your customer and
the printing and shipping of the badge to your customer. The
with Connect ONE allows your customer to associate a user with
template to automatically supply the user information and
image to the
template at InstantCard, and your customer can complete an order for a
badge print all on their own. As a
dealer/distributor you will
receive revenue sharing from InstantCard with this service, contact
to get started, let them know you need the Connected Technologies -
integration enabled on your account.
Thermostats Now Supported
WIFI thermostats are now supported in Connect ONE.
For technicians they are easy to install and
configure without the necessity of a mobile phone app.
Some thermostats require a mobile phone app
to configure the WIFI network setup which can be cumbersome since the
requires an end-user account configuration.
For the Connect ONE integration, the end-user
does need to activate a
free Ecobee account but this can be done online from a PC web browser.
the thermostats are configured within Connect ONE your customer will be
view real-time data and make on-the-fly adjustments.
Thermostats may also be closely integrated
with alarm or access systems so upon arming the thermostats in the area
automatically switch to the alternate schedule mode, saving energy. Then upon disarming the
thermostats in the
area will automatically switch back to the standard schedule mode.
full schedule programming may be configured as well as the ability to
program to multiple thermostats.
Also, some thermostat configuration options may
Spectrum NVR Integration
ONE can now send and receive events to and from the Digital Watchdog
Spectrum NVR. Utilizing the DW Cloud, this does not require
any port forwarding configuration on the customers’ network.
One example of receiving events can be to monitor the health status of
the NVR. Another example could be used for special logging of
activity or analytic events generated on the NVR. All of the
Connect ONE Event Rules can be activated in response to the NVR events,
such as report logging, notifications to users, system control –
arming, disarming, output control, lockdown, etc.
Pushing system events to the NVR is also now
event can be sent to the NVR such as
arming, alarm, access, trouble, audit changes.
To configure, create an
Interaction->Event Rule with the action type
Trigger System Event Push from the Customer Site.
The event ‘Source’ will be set to the
following depending on what information is available: Site / Area, Site
System, User, [Event Rule]. The ‘Caption’ sent will contain the Event
description such as Access Granted.
‘Description’ sent will contain the event text from the
Events received by the NVR may be used to
record bookmarks, trigger a camera preset, increase recording quality,
-> Time Rule Zone Status Exception Improved
The Time Rule for checking Zone Exception Status
improved. Now the
happens once per minute which allows for greater control of timing to
Time Violation events for notification if a zone stays in exception
(Alarm, Trouble, etc.) for longer than the desired duration set in the
This is a great option for door prop events and environmental
sensors, such as temperature probes.
the case of temperature probes, a Time Rule may be created to check if
probe stays in alarm status for longer than X minutes.
If this happens then a Time Violation event
will be generated indicating the current temperature and programmed
which can be sent out for notifications.
Now your customer can receive more than one
notification of the
temperature alarm, once when the temperature exceeds the programmed
and a second notification when the temperature remains beyond the
a designated period of time.
The user delete/deactivate options now
the same action to the user’s system codes.
Previously a second confirmation was
required for the user to
apply the action to the system codes, in practice this step was
the initial delete or
deactivate confirmation informs the user of how the operation will also
to system codes without requiring any additional action by the user. If the user wishes to
retain the codes for
some reason they can first un-assign the codes from the current user
perform the deactivation or deletion.
On code+pin systems
an error will show to the
user if they attempt to apply a pin for a profile which doesn't require
this conforms to the control panel requirement.
Now the Forgive
button will not be shown when
anti-passback is not enabled in any System Profile, which should help
any confusion for customers which aren’t using anti-passback and don’t
understand what it means to forgive a user.
An improvement has
been made to the System Code
status to include terminology when a code is pending activation or
Lastly, if a System
Code is inactive and has an
expiration date set in the past when the user chooses to Save &
the previous expiration date will automatically be cleared and the code
-> Code Duplication Feature
new customer level option may be enabled by the dealer which allows the
customer-wide code duplication check to be overridden by the customer
on a user-by-user basis. If enabled, while the customer is
adding/editing the code, if a duplicate exists in some other system, they
will see the duplication error yet will be provided with a prompt to
override this security restriction by confirming they understand the
risks yet want to continue with the duplicate entry anyway. By making
this a customer option you enable on the dealer site, all of your other
customers will still operate in the same way without any new prompt to
avoid confusion. This method ensures they are reminded each time of the
concerns of duplication across sites and still shows them the duplicate
From the Dealer Site, go to the Customer then click on the customer
name and then go to Customer Options on the left side. Set
the Duplicate Codes option as shown in the screenshot below.
Now your customer will see a prompt to override the customer-wide
duplicate rule, see screenshot below. This will not show if
there is a duplicate on the same system as this is still not
allowed. If they choose to override, then the audit trail
will include a message that they added/edited the code and the
duplicate security rule was overridden.
Interaction -> Event Rule Bypass by Date
Your customer can now set a specific time/date
bypass Event Rule actions. Previously
the option was limited to a preset 2 hour window.
This is a great option for system maintenance
testing as notifications and other actions will be skipped temporarily
such time that maintenance/testing is complete.
Question: Why is a
user only seeing one site when their login profile allows viewing of
Answer: The user previously saved a filter preference
which is limiting their viewing results. They can go to any
Monitor page, select Options then Filter Results and change their
preferences. Also, now a button will appear at the top of any
Monitor page labeled ‘Results Filtered’ as a reminder, pressing this
button will show them options to view/modify their preferences.
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