Alarm zone has introduced with BioStar 2.5. It is used to detect any attempts of intrusion during an armed status.
You can trigger the device to make sounds or send a relay on the event of an intrusion.
This is basically something you would turn on at the end of the day after closing your offices and you would disarm the device when you start work on the next day.
Refer to the bottom of the article to see which devices support this zone.
Note that only local zone with RS485 connection is supported right now. Global zone, which would be server matching of the zone information is currently unavailable.
The alarm zone can detect intrusion based on the configured input and the sensor of the door is also used for detecting intrusion.
You can configure various output and sound for the Alarm status. In the Trigger & Action menu you can configure the zone settings so that an email is sent to the administrator on a specific event.
During an armed status, users will be unable to enter and an attempt to authenticate will be logged as intrusion alarm access denied. For further information on the types of event logs, please refer to the knowledge base configuration guide regarding Alarm Zone.
1. Add a device to BioStar 2.
2. Add the device to a door.
Refer to door configuration link How to make door
3. Click the ZONE menu.
4. Click ADD ZONE.
5. Select Intrusion Alarm and click Apply.
6. Select a Name for your Alarm zone.
7. Select your Door that will sense the intrusion.
8. Set the Zone to Active.
9. Set the Delay Time as required.
Disarm Delay Time: device will not make an alarm action on Intrusion alarm detected event for the configured number of seconds when intrusion is detected.
10. Click +Add to choose the method to arm/disarm the device.
1. Access Card: This will require registering a CSN/Wiegand Card for arming and user authentication to arm/disarm the device. You can make up to 128 Access Cards.
2. Device: This option is available for devices that have a keypad.
- A2: Press the red Arm button that appears on the LCD screen beside the menu button. Press the same button to disarm.
- BioStation 2, BioStation L2: Press F1 for 1 second to arm and press F2 for 1 second.
3. Input: Use this option to arm/disarm a device with external input signals.
11. Choose the Access Group that will be able to arm/disarm the zone. Up to 128 access groups may be configured.
13. Configure the Alarm to trigger on a specific event by clicking +Add and choosing your option. You can configure a sound to be made by the device or send an output relay.
The events shown in the image below are the events available for the Alarm zone.
Below are the devices that support alarm zone in BioStar 2.5:
- BioStation 2 FW 1.5.0
- BioStation A2 FW 1.4.0
- CoreStation FW 1.0.0
- P2 FW 1.0.0
- R2 FW 1.0.0
The devices below supports alarm zone from BioStar 2.6.0
- BioStation L2 FW 1.3.0 or above - W2 FW 1.2.0 or above - FaceStation 2 FW 1.1.0 or above
Other entry devices do not support this zone.