Access Control FAQ
What are the Minimum Specs for NVMS7000 PC Client?
The Minimum Specs for NVMS7000 PC Client are as follows:
Quad Core i5 Processor
What is a Super User?
When you first install NVMS7000 PC Client you will need to create a username and password for logging into NVMS7000 PC Client. This is the Super User. This user is only local to the computer NVMS7000 is installed on. (This means that you cannot log into the same user account from another computer, since the username is only stored in NVMS7000 PC Client on the computer it was created on.)
How to Activate a Device.
You can use Platinum IP Portal to activate your Access Control Devices, just like you would an IP Camera, NVR/DVR. Additionally, on the lower portion “Online Device” of NVMS7000 PC Client “Device Management” Tab, you can activate your Devices, and assign IP Addresses to your Devices. This lower portion of NVMS7000 PC Client’s Device Management Tab functions similarly to Platinum IP Portal.
How to Add a Device to NVMS7000.
Once you have Activated your Device, you can then add the device into the software under the “Device Management” Tab. You can either select the “+ Add” button under “Device for Management” to manually enter all the device information. Or you can select the device in the lower portion “Online Device” of the “Device Management” Tab, which will automatically input some of the device information.
If you select the “+Add” button under “Device for Management,” the “Add” Window will pop up. Here you will manually enter all your Device Information to allow NVMS7000 to add the device successfully into the software.
The Device Information to enter are as follows:
Nickname – Make up a name for the device.
Address – This is the device’s IP Address.
Port – This is the device’s server port. (Default value is 8000, unless you have changed it)
Username – This will be “admin”
Password – This is the password to the device, created when activating the device.
Export to Group – This will automatically export the Encoding Channel, Alarm Input, Zone, and Access Control Point to the Group Folder for this Device.
Export to group will only work automatically if all the device information was inputted correctly and the device was added successfully the first time. You can tell if the device was added successfully because, 1 - a small window in the bottom right corner will say so, and 2 – The device serial number will populate under the “Device Serial No.” column on the “Device for Management” section of the “Device Management Tab”. If the small window in the bottom right corner says the device was not added successfully, and the device serial number does not populate automatically, then the device was not added successfully, and thus the Group has not been exported successfully either.
Additionally, after a device has been unsuccessfully added into the software, if you select your device and select modify, and correct the error that was made, you will notice you no longer have the option to “Export to Group,” and even if you add the device successfully after clicking modify, you will need to export the group manually. Therefore, it may be easier to simply delete the device that was unsuccessfully added and re-add it again. This will allow the software to export to group automatically.
If you select your device in the “Online Device” section on the “Device Management” Tab, and then click “+ Add to Client,” some of the device information will be inputted automatically. (Primarily the Address, and Port.) Adding this way, you will need to enter the rest of the device information. (Note – if there is a password entered automatically, it may be wise to re-enter the password manually, to ensure that the device is added successfully, and the group is exported automatically.
Where is the Access Control Tab? Where is the Status Monitor Tab? (Adding Additional Modules to NVMS7000 PC Client)
When you run NVMS7000 PC Client for the first time after installing you will need to open and add modules from the Control Panel Tab. Select the Control Panel Tab, and under “Operation and Control” select “Selecting Modules.” In this “Selecting Modules” window you can place a check mark in the box next to the module you want to add. For Access Control two of the main modules you will want are “Access Control,” and “Status Monitor.”
Can I Add an Access Control Unit to 2 Computer’s NVMS7000?
Access Control Units are designed to be configured and maintained by a single computer running NVMS7000 PC Client. The Access Control Unit cannot be added to more than 1 computer running NVMS7000 PC Client.
Moving the Access Control Unit to Another Computer.
If it is necessary to move the Access Control System to a different computer, the NVMS7000 PC Client “System Config File” can be Exported from the original computer and Imported on a different computer.
To export the “System Config File” go to [System --> Export System Config File] on the top left of NVMS7000 PC Client. Select the folder you would like to export the “System Config File” to, and enter a name for the file, then click “Save.”
To import the “System Config File” go to [System --> Import System Config File] on the top left of NVMS7000 PC Client. Select the file that you would like to import and click “Open.”
NVMS7000 PC Client will display a small blue box in the lower right-hand corner saying that the importing has been completed successfully, and that the software needs to be restarted to apply the changes. Close NVMS7000 PC Client, and re-open NVMS7000 PC Client to apply the changes.
How to Add a Person.
Once you have your Access Control Unit activated, added to the NVMS7000 Software, and your Access Control modules added to NVMS7000 Software, you can now add people. To do this you will go to the “Access Control” Tab. On the left-hand side select Person and Card. Now you will create the Main Organization, by clicking the “+ Add” button on the top left-hand side. There can only be 1 Main Organization, and you can add additional groups and sub groups under the 1 Main Organization. Create your Main Organization, and any group and sub group you will want this person to be filed under. Once this had been done, select the group or subgroup that you want this person to be added to. Then click the other “+ Add” button towards the right of the first “+ Add” button (This second “+Add” button is directly above the “Person No.” column.) The “Add person” window will pop up, and you can now enter all the Person Information that you would like to add (At the very least you will need to enter the Person Name.)
How to Link a Card to a Person.
Once you have added a person. You can now link a card to a person. If you still have the “Add Person” pop up window open. You can select the “Card” tab (located in the center of the “Add Person” pop up window. Next you will select the “+ Add” button, which will open the “Add Card” pop up window. Here you can select to use an Access Control Reader, or a Card Enrolment Station Device to scan the card that you are linking to the person. Select which ever Reader you would like to use, Click “Read” and then scan the card. The Card Information of the Card that you scanned will populate in the “Add Card” window. Once you have the card you want to link to this person listed, you can select “OK” on the “Add Card” pop up window, and “OK” on the “Add Person” pop up window. You will see the person is added to the list of People, and a small blue window in the bottom right corner say “Person Added”
Can I Link Multiple Cards to 1 Person? How Many Cards?
A maximum of 5 Cards can be issued to a single person.
How to Set Permissions.
Once you have added a person, and linked a card to the person, you can now grant the person/card permissions. On the left-hand side of NVMS7000 PC Client “Access Control” Tab select the third option down “Permission.” Select the “+ Add” button, which will open the “Add Permission” pop up window. Here you will create a name for this permission in “Permission Name.” Then you will select a person or multiple people from the left-hand side under “Person” and click the right arrow “>” to move the person or people to the right-hand side under “Selected Person.” The same will be done with the door or doors that we are granting this person or people access to. Select the door/doors you want to grant access to under “Access Control Point/Device” and click the right arrow “>” to move the door(s) to the right-hand side under “Selected Access Control Point/Device.” Once you have your person/people and your door/doors listed on the right-hand side under both the “Selected Person,” and “Selected Access Control Point/Device,” you can click “OK”. You will now be presented with the “Data Synchronization” pop up window. Click the “Apply Now” button to apply the updated data to the Access Control Devices. Allow the “Applying Permission Settings Progress” to reach 100% and then click “Close.”
How to Set the Reader to Accept Just a Code. (Card Reader Authentication Mode)
Card Readers have 3 “Authentication Modes,” the Readers can be set to release doors 3 ways.
1 – By Card Only. [Card]
2 – By Card AND Password Combo. [Card and Password]
3 – By EITHER Card OR Authentication Password. [Card Or Authentication Password]
To set a Reader to release a door by any of the above 3 ways you will select “Advanced Function.” “Advanced Function” can be found on the left-hand side of NVMS7000 PC Client “Access Control” Tab as the fourth option down. Once “Advanced Function” has been selected, select the second option “Card Reader Authentication.” Under the “Controller List” on this page, select the Reader that you would like to change the “Authentication Mode” on. Towards the right of “Authentication Mode” you may need to click “Configuration” to add in any missing “Authentication Modes.” Select “Configuration.” Here you will select any “Authentication Mode(s)” that you would like to add under “Optional Modes,” then click the Right Arrow Icon “>>” to add the selected “Authentication Mode” to the right-hand side “Selected Modes”. Now that all three “Authentication Modes” have been added as options, select the one that you would like to use under “Authentication Mode” (Either “Card”, “Card and Password”, or “Card Or Authentication Password”). Then Click and Drag to color in the “Card Reader Authentication Week Schedule Settings.” After you draw your first colored block, you can click the colored block and manually enter the Start and End Times of the Block (00:00 – 23:59 [Max]). This can be done for every day of the week, or you can select “Copy to Week” to the right of “Card Reader Authentication Week Schedule Settings” to copy the drawn block to the rest of the days of the week. If you wish to copy the “Card Reader Authentication Week Schedule Settings” from 1 Reader to Another you can select “Copy To” at the top right of the page. Once selected you can select the Reader(s) you would like to copy the of “Card Reader Authentication Week Schedule Settings” to.
Once we have set a Reader to accept either a “Password”, or an “Authentication Password,” we must enter each person’s Password and/or Authentication Password into the system.
If we set a Reader to accept Card and Password, we will go to “Person and Card,” the first option on the left-hand side of the “Access Control” Tab in NVMS7000 PC Client. Here we will select the person that we want to enter a password for, and then click “Modify.” This will open the “Edit person” pop up window, Select “Card,” Select the Card listed and click “Modify.” Here you will see “Card Password,” this is where we will enter the 4-8 digit “Password” for this person. After the password has been entered click “OK” on the “Modify Card” pop up window, and then click “OK” on the “Edit person” pop up window.
If we set a Reader to accept Card Or Authentication Password, then we will need to enter the person’s “Authentication Password” into the system. To do this we will go to “Advanced Function,” the 4th option down on the left-hand side of the “Access Control” Tab in NVMS7000 PC Client. Then we will go to “Authentication Password,” the 8th option on this page. On the “Authentication Password” page, select the Access Control Unit under the “Controller List” on the left-hand side of the page. This will load all the People/Cards for this unit, and we can enter the person’s 4-8 digit “Authentication Password” under the “Password” column on this page. Once the changes have been made, click “Save” in the top right corner of this page.
How to set the Access Control Unit Time (Time, Time Zone, NTP, DST, Sync with PC Time)
There are 2 ways to set the Time for an Access Control Unit.
1 – Sync with PC Time.
2 – NTP.
To Sync the Access Control Unit Time with PC Time go to:
Tool --> Batch Time Sync
This will open the “Batch Time Sync” pop up window. Select your Access Control Device by placing a check mark in the box to the left of the Device Nickname. Then click “OK”.
To set the Access Control Unit Time to NTP go to the “Device Management” Tab, select your Access Control Device under “Device for Management,” and click “Remote Configuration.” This will open the “Remote Configuration” pop up window. Select “Time” under “System,” and place a check mark next to “Enable NTP.” The NTP settings should be set to the following:
Server Address: time.windows.com
NTP Port: 123
Sync Interval: 60 Minute(s)
Here you will also select your Time Zone using the “Select Time Sone” drop down menu.
Here you can also enable DST (Daylight Savings Time) by placing a check mark next to “Enable DST.” The DST settings should be set to the following:
Start Time: March, Second Week, Sun, 2:00
End Time: November, First Week, Sun, 2:00
DST Bias: 60 min
Card Reading in 8 Digit and 10 Digit?
Card Readers can be set to read Cards in either 8 Digits or 10 Digits. It is best practice to have all the Card Readers on site to read the same number of digits. Some Card Readers have a set of dipswitches on their back side. To set a Card Reader with dipswitches to read Cards in 8 Digits, dipswitches 6 and 7 will be “On” (Up). To set a Card Reader with dipswitches to read Cards in 10 Digits, only dipswitch 6 will be “On” (Up). Card Readers that do not have any dipswitches will have an extra wire for “26/34.” Card Readers with the “26/34” wire can be set to read in 10 Digits by leaving the “26/34” wire disconnected from the Reader Terminal on the Access Control Unit. Card Readers with the “26/34” wire can be set to read in 8 Digits by connecting the “26/34” wire to the G (ground) Terminal on the Door Terminal of the Access Control Unit. When changing a Card Reader from reading in 8 Digits to 10 Digits or 10 Digits to 8 Digits, the Card Reader must be power cycled to apply the change.
How to do a Firmware Update?
To find the latest firmware for your Access Control Unit go to:
( www.ltsecurityinc.com ) go to:
Support --> Downloads ( http://www.ltsecurityinc.com/downloads )
Scroll down the page until you see “Product Firmware.” Enter the Full and Complete Model Number of your Access Control Device into the Search box under “Product Firmware.” The list will then populate with firmware for the Model Number entered in the search bar. Click the “Download” link and save the zipped folder containing the firmware to your computer. Go to the folder where you have saved the zipped folder and unzip the folder (Extract the contents of the zipped folder). This will yield a folder containing the firmware “.bin” file. Return to the “Device Management” Tab in NVMS7000 PC Client. Select your Access Control Device and click “Remote Configuration.” When the “Remote Configuration” pop up window loads go to “System Maintenance” under “System.” Select the “…” button towards the right of “Select File” under “Remote Upgrade.” This will open up a window that will allow you to navigate to and select the “.bin” file from above. Find the correct “.bin” file, select the correct “.bin” file and click “Open.” Then Click the “Upgrade” button. Once the upgrade is complete a pop-up window will say “Upgrading succeeded. Reboot the device to activate the new settings. Continue?” Click “OK”. The Device will reboot and will now be running the updated firmware.
How to Wire Card Readers.
All Card Readers will come with a Sticker Label identifying each of the Card Reader’s wires by color. The Card Reader Terminals on the Access Control Unit are as follows:
OK = Okay
ERR = Error
BEEP = Beep
W1 = Weigand 1 / Data 1
W0 = Weigand 0 / Data 0
12V = 12 Volts Power Supply for Card Reader
G = Ground
How to Wire Doors.
V+ from the Power Supply always connects to COM Terminal on the Door Terminal of the Access Control Unit
V+ for a Mag Lock always connects to N.C. Terminal (Normally Closed Circuit) on the Door Terminal of the Access Control Unit
V+ for a Strike will connect to either N.C. (Normally Closed Circuit) or N.O. (Normally Open Circuit) depending on the Strike.
V- for a Mag Lock or Strike will always connect to V- from the Power Supply.
The Door Terminals on the Access Control Unit are as follows:
N.C = Normally Closed Circuit
COM = Common
N.O. = Normally Open Circuit
B = Button
G = Ground
S = Sensor
How to determine if a Strike is N.O. or N.C.
Strikes can be either Normally Open Circuits, or Normally Closed Circuits, depending on the Strike. To determine whether a Strike is N.O. or N.C., disconnect the Strike from any power and check to see if the Latch is released or locked. If the Strike is disconnected from power, and the Strike’s Latch is released, then the Strike needs power to lock the Latch, and is thus a Normally Closed Circuit (The Strike needs a closed circuit to provide power to lock the Latch). If the Strike is disconnected from power, and the Strike’s Latch is locked, then the Strike does not need power to lock the Latch, and is thus a Normally Opened Circuit (The Strike needs an opened circuit to keep the Latch locked).
How to Wire a Button
A button can be wired to the Door Terminal of the Access Control Unit, to allow the Door to be opened with the push of a button. For a 2 wired N.O. button, connect 1 wire to the B (Button) Terminal on the Door Terminal of the Access Control Unit, and connect 1 wire to the G (Ground) Terminal on the Door Terminal of the Access Control Unit.
For Buttons with more than 2 wires, consult with the button’s packaging to determine what each of the colored wires is designated for. An Example is:
V+ = V+ Power for Button LED
V- = V- Power for Button LED
N.O. = Normally Open Button Connection
COM = Common Button Connection
N.C. = Normally Closed Button Connection
For a 5 wire button, COM will connect to the B (Button) Terminal on the Door Terminal of the Access Control Unit, and N.O. will connect to the G (Ground) Terminal on the Door Terminal of the Access Control Unit.
Which Button is for what, on the LTK3500S?
The Button on the left-hand side, (Bell Shaped Button) is for calling the Cell Phone App. The Button on the right-hand side, (Phone Shaped Button) is for calling the PC Software.
How to Link a Camera to a Card Reader?
A Camera can be linked to an Access Control Device for recording video upon Access Control Device Usage. To do this go to the “Control Panel” Tab in NVMS7000 PC Client. Under the “Maintenance and Management” Section, select “Event Management.” This will open the “Event Management” Tab. Select the “Access Control Event” Tab. On the left-hand side expand your Access Control Device, to view the Doors and Readers. Select the Reader that you want to link to a camera. Then under “Trigger Camera” select the camera that you want to trigger and link a recording from. Once you have selected the camera click “Save” in the top right. Now in the “Card Swiping Record” of the “Status Monitor” Tab you will have a “Start Live View” button. Additionally, in the Access Control Event Log you will have a button for viewing the recorded video file, and for exporting the recorded video file to your computer.