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Setup New HID Door Controller

Setup DHCP Reservation

  1. Go to the school's network block and then the Primary Data VLAN (usually 10.XX.40.0/22)
  2. Pick an unused IP address in the non-DHCP range (the icon will by white beside it) and click on the address
  3. Switch the Allocation Type from Static to DHCP Reserved
  4. Enter the MAC Address from the HID controller in the MAC Address field
  5. Uncheck Create Reverse Record and External box under Views
  6. For IP Address Name, enter something like "HID Door Controller Kindergarten Playground"
  7. Click Assign
  8. The assignment won't take effect until you deploy the change to the DHCP servers. Click the Servers tab in IPAM.
  9. Check the boxes beside Adonis1 and Adonis2 and pull down the Action menu to Deploy
  10. Uncheck everything except DHCP and click Yes
  11. IPAM will push the new DHCP Reservation you set to the DHCP servers

Wiring Setup

Maintenance normally installs the power supply, mag lock, exit button and panic bars. They also run conduit and install a work box on the outside of the door for us to install the badge reader.

Wiring Options

The wiring is slightly different, depending upon who installed it originally. The oldest doors that were installed by Keith or Travis use the gray and lavender wires for the lock circuit to the mag. That leaves us the black and red for the power and ground wires from the door controller to the badge reader. Kevin and the other maintenance guys recently have been using the red and black for the lock circuit, leaving us to use gray and lavender for the power and ground wires from the controller to reader.

8 wires are required for communication between the door controller and the badge reader: Power, Ground, Data0, Data1, Green LED, Red LED, Beep, and Hold. The colors are:

  • Power = Red or Lavender (see above paragraph)
  • Ground = Black or Gray (see above paragraph)
  • Data0 = Green
  • Data1 = White
  • Green LED = Orange
  • Red LED = Brown
  • Beep = Yellow
  • Hold = Blue

The lock circuit requires 2 wires: one coming from the power terminal on the power supply and one going back to the positive wire going to the mag lock circuit. The mag lock is locked when it has power and unlocked when power is cut. The Normally Closed (NC) and Common (COM) terminals on the door controller are what controls that part. Normally, the NC and COM terminals are shorted to each other so that power flows through them and keeps the door locked. When someone swipes their badge and access is granted, the door controller breaks the circuit between the NC and COM terminals, cutting power to the mag lock so that the door can open.

Diagrams and Photos

  • This shows the wiring for the terminal block on the door controller that connects to the badge reader. Note: the purple wire towards the bottom is not actually used, only the other 8, ignore the purple one in this photo:
  • This is the original wiring diagram that Keith Ford and I drew up that shows the relation between the power supply, mag lock, receptionist console, exit buttons, and badge reader/door controller. Some of the newer receptionist consoles are different now:

Install Badge Reader and Door Controller

Badge Reader

  1. Maintenance should have installed an outside work box and ran the 10 wires we need out to it.
  2. Drill a hole in a blank cover for the wires to pass from the badge reader to the work box.
  3. Pass the wires from the badge reader through the badge reader mount, then the hole in the blank cover, and then the cover gasket.
  4. Use splice connectors to connect the wires coming from the power supply to the same colors on the badge reader. The only exceptions might be for the power and ground wires where you would connect lavender to red and gray to black as noted above in the Wiring Options section.
  5. Fold the wires inside the work box and use screws to go through the badge reader mount, cover, and gasket into the work box. When tightening the screws, get them snug, but not tight enough that they start to distort the plastic of the badge reader mount.
  6. Install the badge reader onto the mount. There's a ridge at the top that it has to go over and then fold it down and put a screw in the bottom into the mount.

Door Controller

Note: The power supply has both 120V AC and 12V DC current in it. Be very careful when working inside the box not to touch any terminals or exposed wires. It is safest to unplug power before working inside it.

  1. Mount a deep wire mold box near the power supply. Leave enough room for the door controller to stick out on both sides and to install the screw into the bottom. Knock out an area to pass the cables into the box.
  2. Screw the door controller mounting plate to the box.
  3. Run the 8 wires from the power supply box that are unused out into the work box. Also, run a 2-conductor cable between the power supply and the box for the unlock circuit.
  4. Hook up the 8 wires as noted in the photo in the Diagrams and Photos section above.
  5. For the unlock circuit, hook up one wire to the NC terminal and one to the COM terminal. It doesn't matter which one you use for which terminal.
  6. On the power supply side, disconnect the wire from the +Positive terminal and use a splice connector to connect it to the wire you ran to the COM terminal on the door controller.
  7. Use the wire coming from the NC terminal on the door controller to connect back to the +Positive terminal on the power supply.
  8. Run a patch cord into the box and plug into the door controller. Don't plug it up to the jack until the controller is mounted and screwed to the box or it will give a tamper error.
  9. Snap the terminal blocks onto the door controller and install it to the mounting plate. There's a ridge on the top that it goes over first and then swings down flush so you can put the screw through it and into the mounting plate.
  10. Plug up the network cable. You should hear it beep a couple of times as it is booting up.
  11. Check the door to ensure it is locked while the controller is booting up.

SimpleID Setup

Door Controller Configuration

The door controller should have booted up and been assigned the IP address you set for its MAC address as a DHCP Reservation. You need to set a password and the SimpleID server's IP address:

  1. Connect to the IP address of the door controller with a web browser
  2. The default login is "admin" with no password.
  3. On the setup screen, set the Here I Am timer to 20 seconds, the server's IP address to and set the password to i1s8m3p4 and then save.

Add New Door to SimpleID

  1. Connect to the SimpleID server's console from vCenter.
  2. Use the local admin account with the i1s8m3p4 password to login.
  3. Launch the CredoID program from the desktop. The login and password are both admin.
  4. The Devices tab should have the new controller listed. It normally puts the newest one at the bottom of the list.
  5. Go to the Doors tab and click the Create New Item button on the right.
  6. Name it something similar to the existing doors for that school, like Damascus MS Playground Door.
  7. Set the Strike Time to 6, Extended Access to 8, and Held Open Time to 60.
  8. From the Device IP Address drop-down, select the device you just added.
  9. Leave everything else at the default and clock OK.
  10. Go the Access Levels tab and find the one for the school for which you are adding a new door.
  11. Click Add Door and select the new door and then click OK
  12. At the top right where it lists the status of all the doors, there should be one that says Out Of Sync. Click the Out Of Sync message, then Details for that door, and then click Upload All Data To Controller.
  13. SimpleID will now reset the controller and then upload all the users and badges to it. The controller will reboot at some point and you will hear it beep twice after a few minutes. It should be ready to use after the second beep.
  14. Try your badge on the reader and make sure the door unlocks and then locks back.
  15. Borrow a badge from an employee at the school and make sure theirs works as well.
new_hid_controller.txt · Last modified: 2020/01/29 11:02 by jlester