Password Management for Administrators and Other Users in Ingress

Friday, June 28, 2013 FingerTec 0 Comments

In FingerTec's integrated access control management application, Ingress, an administrator holds the authority to not only set or change his own password, but also for those of other users. This enables the administrator to manage other users' passwords in emergency cases such as forgetting your password. Read below for the step-by-step guide to change the passwords for both the administrator and other users. 

To Change the Administrator Password

1. Click on the Ingress icon and click on Change Password.


2. Insert the details of the old and new passwords in the relevant boxes before clicking Update


3. Click the OK button. Voila! You have now changed the password for the administrator. 


To Change Other Users' Passwords

1. Go to System Settings and click on User Account


2. Select the user account which you wish to change its password to. Click Edit Account to proceed. 


3. Insert the new password in Password and Confirm Password. Click the OK button to proceed. Voila! You have successfully changed the user's password. 



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Configure Anti-Passback Mode Using Ingress

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 FingerTec 0 Comments


In FingerTec's integrated access control application, Ingress, there is a function called anti-passback. This function is primarily used to prevent the misuse of access control systems by establishing a specific sequence in which access cards must be used in order for the system to grant access. For instance, users can be stopped from entering an area a second time without first leaving it.

If you would like to move straight to configuring the anti-passback feature in Ingress, do skip to the ‘Configuration Steps (Standalone Device)’ section below for a step-by-step guide. Those steps are applicable when you are using standalone devices e.g R2, Kadex and etc. However, if you are using Ingressus controller, please refer to another post here.

Before we proceed to the configuration steps though, let’s look at some of the basic questions users may have on this feature:
Q1:  If I have “X” number of doors and require the Anti-passback function, how many devices should I use?
One Door: Install 2 standalone devices that must be configured with a Master and slave connection for entry and exit at the door. Also, please be informed that for standalone devices, anti-passback can only be configured on one door.
2 to 4 doors: Install Ingressus II (up to 2 doors) or Ingressus IV (up to 4 doors) with slave readers. e.g. If there are 2 doors, after activating the anti-passback between Door 1 and Door 2, users must have an Out record from Door 1, before granted access to Door 2. For more information on how to use an Ingressus controller for this, refer here.
More than 4 doors: Currently, the available devices do not support anti-passback for more than 4 doors. However, please write in to us at support@fingertec.com with your requirements for us to provide you with our recommendations.

Q2: Then which are the models that support the Anti-passback function? 
Fingerprint models: R2, R3, H2i, Q2i and the R2c slave device
Card: Kadex, m-Kadex with k-Kadex, i-Kadex slave
Facial Recognition: Face ID3
Controller: Ingressus I, Ingressus II, Ingressus IV
For more information on the features available for all of our devices, please click here.

Q3: For the configuration on one door, can we use 2 master devices, e.g. 2 Kadex devices, one Kadex will be 'In' and the other 'Out'?
You must configure the first reader as Master and second reader as Slave before you can set the anti-passback function in Ingress. For more information, refer to tips here.

Configuration Steps (Standalone Device):
1. Click Device > Click on the terminal where you wish to apply the anti-passback mode.


2. Click Access Control > Edit.


3. Choose the anti-passback mode you wish to apply and click Save. Click here for more info on anti-passback modes.


4. Click OK to confirm the changes you have made.


5. Click Upload Device Settings > Click Yes to confirm your selection.


6. Click Start Synchronize.


7. Click Close.


8. Click at Other > Reboot Device > Click Yes to confirm your selection. After the reboot, the selected terminal will function according to the configurations you have made. Voila!




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Updating Ingress Software Version via Online and Offline Method

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 FingerTec 1 Comments

FingerTec's Ingress is an integrated access control management application that runs on the familiar MS Windows operating environment. To fully utilize the software, it is recommended that you update Ingress accordingly. There are two ways to update the software, either online or offline. Read more for our step-by-step pictorial guide to updating Ingress!

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Additional Tips About Ingress Software Implementation!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 FingerTec 0 Comments

THE advanced access control system for YOU
In my continuing effort to talk about Ingress, lets learn 5 more important things to pay attention to when it comes to Ingress Software implementation. For the less initiated, Ingress is FingerTec’s latest software; highly recommended for door access control installation. It’s packed with powerful access control features which include graphical floor maps, real-time monitoring, centralized management, data analysis, reporting and much more.

If you are dealing with door access control products and market, request for the trial version of Ingress to experience the greatness of its software. The best part, it comes bundled with FingerTec door access products. 

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Ingress Online Product Training is Released!

Monday, June 03, 2013 FingerTec 0 Comments

At FingerTec, we believe in making it easy for our family of partners, distributors, resellers and even end-users. In order to do that, we have set-up easily accessible online training modules for our products. The latest module to be released is for the Ingress software.

To access the training module, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Go to our Product Training site.
  2. Click on Software, and
  3. Click on Ingress.
Voila! You can now use our training module for Ingress, and master the integrated access control management application now! To try out the amazing software for FREE, register for the trial version here.

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