This section explains how to use the Global Unlock feature activated from the Doors.NET software via icons located on the home tab. This feature allows you to immediately unlock all doors or a designated group of doors, over multiple controllers and even over different hardware platforms.
This feature is included in all versions of Doors.NET and is supported with all controller types. When configured, all configured doors on the system will automatically unlock when the operator presses the Global Unlock icon. All the doors will re-lock again when the Normal button is pressed.
Global Unlock is not supported with PXL controllers when communication is via a modem connection. Situation Manager with PXL controllers requires a Serial or Ethernet connection and all controllers must have the most up-to-date controller firmware 08.06.09.
The icon highlighted in orange is the currently active global state of the system.
You may want certain doors to always remain locked (or accessible only by a valid card) even in the event of an emergency. For example; store rooms or server/IT rooms. When doors are configured to ignore Global Unlock they will remained locked whilst the other doors globally unlock.
All hardware types, by default will automatically unlock via a Global Unlock command from the software, except for PXL controllers. To enable this feature on the PXLs you have to:
Note: When using the PXL controllers the doors will immediately unlock as a result of Global Unlock only if ALL doors are configured to unlock. If you program certain PXL doors to ignore Global Unlock you will experience a delay of up to 1 second between the unlocking of each door, which is not the desired behavior for many systems.