5.2.1 Users


 
The Users list is one of the crucial parts of the intercom configuration. It contains user information relevant for such intercom functions as quick dialing, RFID card/code door unlocking, missed call e-mails and so on. 


The Users list contains up to 10 000 users (variable in the 2N IP intercom models). Also includes the users that can be called via the quick dial buttons and the users that are assigned the RFID card, code, etc. access to the building.  

If your external card reader is connected to the intercom via the Wiegand interface, the card ID is shortened to 6 or 8 characters for transmission (depending on the transmission parameters). If you apply a card to the reader, you will receive a complete ID, which is typically longer (8 chars or more). The last 6 or 8 characters, however, are identical. This is useful for comparing card IDs with the intercom database: if the IDs to be compared have different lengths, they are compared from the end and match has to be found in 6 characters at least. If they have identical lengths, all the characters are compared. This ensures mutual compatibility of the internal and external readers. 

All cards applied via the reader or the Wiegand interface are recorded. Refer to the Status / Access Log menu for the last 10 cards including the card ID/type, card tapping time and other information if necessary. With small systems, you can make a trick to enter card IDs: tap the card on the intercom reader and find it in the Access Log. Double-click to select the card ID and push CTRL+C. Now that you have the card ID in your box, you can insert it with CTRL+V in any intercom setting field. 

Having been read, the card ID is compared with the intercom card database. If the card ID matches any of the cards in the database, the appropriate action will be executed: switch activation (door unlocking, etc.). To change the switch number to be activated, use the Associated Switch parameter in the Hardware / Card Reader menu (2N® IP Base, Vario, Force, Safety models) or the Associated Switch parameter in the Hardware / Modules menu of the card reader module (2N® IP Style2N® IP Verso model).

Use the Hardware / Buttons menu to assign the quick dial users. You can change the user and button settings as necessary. Most of the 2N IP intercoms are equipped with one or more quick dial buttons. Refer to the Installation Manual of your intercom model for the quick dial button count and extending options.

Warning

  • You are not advised to edit the device directory that is managed by 2N® Access Commander via the device web interface. Due to synchronization with 2N® Access Commander the directory changes made via the web interface will be lost.


The Search in directory function works as a fulltext search in user names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses. It searches for all matches in the list. The  icon helps find registered devices and add them to the Directory list if necessary. Click  to create a new user and  to show the user details. Click  to set the table column display; the default table setting displays the user name, e-mail and assigned accesses. Pressto remove a user and delete its details. The  icons in the access column describe the active user authentications. The user's position in the list is sorted alphabetically.



Every record in the Users list includes the following parameters:


  • Name – mandatory parameter for easier user search, for example.
  • Photo – load the user photo. Click the photo adding frame to display the Photo editor to load a photo from a file or create a user photo using an integrated camera. The supported photo formats are .jpg, .png and .bmp. This function is only available in display-equipped models: 2N® IP Style2N® IP Verso and 2N® IP Vario.


Caution

  • If the cropped image does not fill the whole crop window space, the resultant picture is centered on 2N® IP Style.
  • E-mail – user e-mail address for sending missed call information. You can enter more e-mail addresses separated with commas.
  • Virtual Number – number to be used for user calling via a numeric keypad. The number can have 2 to 4 digits. Virtual numbers are not associated with user telephone numbers. They are included in an independent numbering plan allowing you to withhold user telephone numbers, especially in installations where the quick dial button count is insufficient. The visitor enters a virtual number via the numerical keypad and presses the * key. You are recommended to place a clear user/virtual number list nearby including simple instructions for use to facilitate this type of user calls. Enable this function Calling Virtual Numbers in the Services / Phone / Calls / Outgoing calls menu. The number may include 1–7 digits.



  • Position within a Phonebook – the root directory is only created by default, to which users from the directory can be added directly. The root directory cannot be deleted or renamed. One user can be assigned to up to 5 root directory subgroups.
  • Call group – enter a user group name to be displayed in the directory. By dialing the group you make calls to all of its users at the same time. When one call is answered, the other calls will be terminated automatically.

Caution

  • The <, > and / characters are not allowed for the Name, Position within a Phonebook and Call group parameters. 


Each user in the list can be assigned up to three phone numbers. In case the user is inaccessible on one number, the following number will be dialed after a ringing timeout. Enable the Parallel call to following number to enable dialing multiple numbers simultaneously. The phone number validity can also be time profile-limited.


  • Phone Number – enter the phone number of the station to which the call shall be routed. Enter the address sip:[user_id@]domain[:port] for Direct SIP calling, e.g.: sip:200@192.168.22.15 or sip:name@yourcompany. For local calls to the 2N IP intercoms and answering units enter device:device ID. Set the device name in the respective devices. For calls to Crestron enter RAVA:device_name. Enter /1 or /2 behind the phone number to specify which SIP account shall be used for outgoing calls (account 1 or 2). Enter /S or /N to force an encrypted or unencrypted call respectively. Enter /B to activate door opening via Callback. Combine account selection, encryption and Callback door opening by e.g. /1S, /1B. etc. The parameter can contain up to 255 characters.
  • Time Profile – assign a time profile to each phone number to define the number validity. If the profile in inactive, the phone number is not used and the following phone number is dialed if defined.
  • IP® Eye Address – set the address of the PC to be sent a special UDP message on each active user phone number call. With the aid of this message, the 2N® IP Eye application displays the camera image screen for those users who are not provided with a display-equipped videophone. Enter the address as follows: domain[:port1][:port2], e.g.: computer.yourcompany.com or 192.168.22.111. The port1 and port2 parameters are optional and are used in case there is Network Address Translation (NAT) between the PC and intercom and the addresses have to comply with the router or another NAT-executing device. The port1 (default value: 8003) parameter defines the destination port for the UDP messages sent to 2N® IP Eye. The port2 (default value: 80) parameter defines the destination port for the 2N® IP Eye – intercom HTTP communication.

Note

  • The 'IP Eye Address' function is available in selected 2N IP intercom models only (refer to the model and license overview).
  • When Enhanced Integration is not licensed on a device, it is possible to control the locks only when a call is in progress. If a call with user, who has 2N® IP Eye address filled in, is in progress, no license is needed to control the locks.

 

 

  • Parallel call to following number – enable group calling, i.e. calling to more phone numbers at the same time. You can call the first two numbers, the last two numbers, or all of the three user numbers in parallel. Answering one call automatically terminates the other calls.
  • Parallel call to following deputy – enable group calling, i.e. calling to more phone numbers at the same time. You can call the first two numbers, the last two numbers or all of the three user numbers in parallel. Once one of the calls is answered, the other calls are automatically terminated. The maximum total count of numbers to be dialed in parallel is 16, which can occur when group calling and multiple numbers assigned to a speed dial button are used simultaneously.
  • User Deputy – select a user to which the user calls will be routed in the event of inaccessibility. Enter the user position number or use the search button. The maximum total count of calls to be dialed in parallel is 16, which can occur when group calling and multiple numbers assigned to a speed dial button are used simultaneously.

Note

  • The User Deputy function is available in selected 2N IP intercom models only (refer to the model and license overview).

 



  • Entry Rules 
    • Access Enabled – enable authentication via this access point.
    • Access Profiles – select one of the profiles pre-defined in Directory / Time profiles or set the time profile for this element manually.
  • Exit Rules 
    • Access Enabled – enable authentication via this access point.
    • Access Profiles – select one of the profiles pre-defined in Directory / Time profiles or set the time profile for this element manually.
  • Validity term  
    • Valid from – set the beginning of the mode validity term. 
    • Valid to – set the end of the mode validity term.


Each of the users can be assigned a unique private QR code / numerical code for switch activation. The user switch codes can be arbitrarily combined with the universal switch codes defined in the Hardware | Switches menu. If the codes are identical with the codes already defined in the intercom configuration, the  mark will appear at the colliding codes.


  • PIN Code – set the user's Personal Identification Number. The code must include 2 characters at least.
    • generate a QR code image. Codes shorter than 10 digits cannot be entered by QR code reading for security reasons.
  • Switch 1–4 – set a private user switch activation code: up to 16 characters including digits 0–9 only. The code must include 2 characters at least. The code must include at least two door unlocking characters via the intercom keypad and at least one door unlocking character via DTMF.
    • generate a QR code image. Codes shorter than 10 digits cannot be entered by QR code reading for security reasons.


Each of the intercom users can be assigned two access RFID card. 


  • Card ID – set the user access card ID: 6–32 characters including 0–9, A–F. Each user can be assigned up to two access cards. When a valid card is tapped on the reader, the switch associated with the card reader gets activated. If the double authentication mode is enabled, the switch can only be activated using both a card and numeric code.
  • Virtual Card ID – set the user virtual card ID for user identification in the devices that are integrated with the 2N IP intercoms via a Wiegand interface. Each user can be assigned just one virtual card. The virtual card ID is a sequence of 6–32 characters: 0–9, A–F. After the user is validated via the Bluetooth/biometric reader, the identifier is sent to the device integrated with the 2N IP intercom via Wiegand.



  • Auth ID – set a unique mobile device/user identifier. The parameter value is automatically generated for pairing. You can move Auth ID to another user or copy it to another device in the same location.
  • Pairing State – display the current pairing state (Inactive, Waiting for pairing, PIN validity expired or Paired).
  • Pairing valid until – display the date and time of the generated authorization PIN validity end.
    •  pair via USB reader
    •  pair via this device
    •  delete Auth ID

Pairing via Bluetooth Module in Intercom

To pair a mobile phone with the user:

  • Click  at Auth ID to start pairing for the selected user account.
  • A dialogue window with the PIN code is displayed.
  • Find the appropriate reader in the 2N® Mobile Key application and press Start pairing.
  • Enter the code from item 2 into the input field.
  • Pairing is completed.

Refer to 5.4.5 Mobile Key for 2N® Mobile Key configuration details.



  • User Fingerprints – display the set count of fingerprints; up to 2 different fingerprints can be set. This section is displayed only if the biometric reader module is available.
    •  enroll via USB reader
    •  enroll via Fingerprint scanner module 3

Caution

  •   The fingerprint loading capacity is up to 2000 per device.

Refer to Subs. 5.2.1.1 User Fingerprint Setting Instructions for user fingerprint loading details.

The 2N IP intercom helps you use the recognized license plates sent in the HTTP request by the AXIS cameras equipped with additional VaxALPR to api/lpr/licenseplate (refer to the HTTP API Manual for IP Intercoms for more details).


The function can be disabled or enabled whenever the license plate is recognized for a user who has currently valid access rights (parameters: Entry rulesExit rules, Validity term in Subs. 5.3.2 Door).

Door (gate etc.) opening after a valid license plate is detected works independently of the other Authentication ways set in the Access profiles.

In case the function is on, the event is recorded into the LicensePlateRecognized history when a valid HTTP request has been received.

If an image is sent within the HTTP request (photo part or whole photo of the license plate detecting scene), it is saved. The last five photos are stored in the device memory and can be retrieved via an HTTP request sent to api/lpr/image available in 2N® Access Commander.

The door is unlocked if the entry in the directory with the recognized license plate has currently the entry/exit right. Therefore, it is advisable that each license plate should be assigned to just one entry in the directory. Multiple license plate assignments may result in the inability to assign a license plate to an entry in the directory unambiguously (the first entry assigned the specified license plate is selected and given the access rights).

  • License Plates – set the car license plates for the selected entry in the directory. An entry can be assigned multiple license plates separated with commas (up to 20). The set license plates are used for recognizing license plates from external camera images (refer to the Interoperability Manual for details). One license plate may include up to 10 characters. The set string length is limited to 255 characters.



  • Floors – select the floors available to the user. 
  • Time Profile – select one or more time profiles to be applied. Set the time profiles in the Directory / Time Profiles section.
    •  mark the selection from predefined profiles or manual setting of a time profile for the given element.
    •  set a time profile for the given element.