Ingress software update – version 3.0.1

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 FingerTec 0 Comments



In this month’s update for Ingress, we have added 7 new features for Ingress users.

1.      Record and display card ID of loss/stolen card for individual employee.

In case your employee lost his/her card (or stolen), you can record the previous card number as Lost/Stolen Card under his/her profile (under Card tab). The software will alert the administrator (under Monitoring mode) if someone waves this lost card at any devices.

To report Lost/Stolen Card, you can go into individual profile à Card tab à Edit à Add à Insert the information to save as record.
 

2.     Configure and display leave taken in hour under Attendance Sheet

You can record the leave taken by employee in hours for example Emergency leave in 4 hours.

To assign leave in hours, you can go to Attendance tab à Attendance Sheet à Edit à Select leave type à Insert value in hours à Save settings


3.      Select dedicated devices to capture in-out records to mark attendance.

You can assign devices to capture employees’ in-out records to mark their attendance. For example, you can configure the device installed at front door to capture records as In time only. Records from other devices will not treated as In even employees are on time. This feature forces employees to report attendance at specific devices to suit their working environment. In case he/she reports attendance at the wrong devices, Ingress ignores the records.

To activate this, go to Attendance module à Select any Clocking Schedule à Clocking Range à Enable attendance records from selected devices only à Select the device for every column
 

 
4.      New "Reset Access Right" button to reset Time Zone and Group Time Zone settings for all employee to Full Access.
 
 
5.      New "Fire Roll Call" report to provide name list of employees still inside the building.
The Fire Roll Call report displays the names of employees who remain inside the building during emergencies.
 
 
To develop this report, you must define one device as Emergency Exit for every door. Go to Door à Details à Select one device as Entry device à Check the checkbox “Emergency Exit” à Save settings
Ingress recognises the Entry device (as configured under Entry Device) and it takes another device (exit device) as Emergency Exit device. In case of an emergency, employees verify their departure at the Exit device to unlock door in order to leave the area. Ingress captures his/her record and treats he/she as leaving the area. For those who have yet to verify their departure from the emergency area, his/her name will display on the Fire Roll Call report.
 
 
6.      New "Reset or Retrieve Password" feature.
In any case that you have forgotten your Ingress admin login password, provide us the 5 digit number at the bottom left of the login screen and we will provide you a temporary password.
 


7.      Indonesian language added as new display language
 
 
6 Error Fixes
1.      Fixed User ID sorting issue
2.      Fixed Group Duty Roster allow empty schedule for any day type
3.      Fixed Employee Time Card display issue in Spanish language
4.      Fixed door integrated with Ingressus always offline issue
5.      Fixed user info gone after synchronize Ingressus
6.      Fixed Ingressus remote open and close door
 
 
 

 

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Fire Roll Call Report is Now Available in Ingress Software

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 FingerTec 0 Comments


Ever since the release of Ingress version 3.0.1.20 in February 2015, Ingress software has been loaded with a new feature, which is the Fire Roll Call Report. This report will show users who are still within the building during an emergency. However, do take note that this report only works if you install an In-Out reader system. Therefore, you will at least need 2 devices installed at a door, one each for entry and exit. 

The In-Out reader system is a system where you have records of users who enter a zone and users are required to verify their fingerprints when leaving that zone. Ingress Software constantly checks on users who are entering and leaving the zone by gathering transaction logs from these 2 readers. The report will ONLY display the user ID of any person who has not checked out from a zone.

Below this are some questions related to using this report:

1. How do I establish the In-Out reader system?
You can use access control devices in various combinations, for instance:
a) R2 - R2c 
b) Kadex – k-Kadex 
c) R2 - R2
Kindly refer to this link for more information about FingerTec models.

2. I have just purchased a TA200 Plus to use with Ingress. Will I be able to generate this report?
TA200 Plus is a time attendance device. Access control devices configured with the In-Out system is required before a fire roll call report can be generated.

3. Can the fire roll call be generated and printed automatically upon an event‎?
At the moment, there is no sensor to trigger a signal to the system so you will need to preview the report manually.

Steps
1. Install an In-Out reader system and in Ingress, add the devices to the designated Door.

2. Next, you must assign one device as Emergency Exit for every door. To do this, at the ‘Doors’ > ‘Details’ tab, select one of the devices as ‘Entry Device’. Following that, tick the option ‘Emergency Exit’ and click Save, then sync it with the FingerTec Terminals.
 Note: Ingress recognises the Entry device (as configured under Entry Device) and it takes another device (exit device) as Emergency Exit device. In case of an emergency, employees verify their departure at the Exit device to unlock door in order to leave the area. Fire Roll Call report will display the name of users, who do not exit through this door.


3. Repeat the same settings for each door (e.g Production floor, canteen, office). 

4. Then, go to Reports Tab > Choose Fire Roll Call Report to view user who has not checked out from a zone.

For additional information about other security measures that cater to emergency situations, refer to links below:


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Tips on Ingress Software Only for Attendance

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 FingerTec 3 Comments

Ingress software is designed as an access control software first and doors are the main subject in Ingress instead of devices. When there are no doors involved, that’s where things get confusing. But, don’t pull your hair just yet. Ingress also has been loaded with comprehensive time attendance features to cater to clients who want to use this software for time attendance only so this article will explain to you what you should to use Ingress Software solely for attendance.

Take this for an example. You install a TA200 Plus at a corridor of production area where there is no door but Ingress requires you to pair the device to door to complete the setup. How do you proceed?

You still need to create door under Door section, name it the same name as you named the device. If you named the TA200 Plus at the corridor of production area as Attendance Station 1, name the door under Door module as Attendance Station 1 as well. Now, pair the device to the door with the same name. By giving them the same name, you eliminate confusion and make the system easier to operate.
 
 

Since you are using the system solely as attendance, lets skip some modules. First, skip Zone which is only applicable to Ingressus controller, then please skip Monitoring and Visual Map. Focus more
on Users, Attendance and Report to fully utilize attendance features in Ingress. 
 
 
 
 

 

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When Employees Need To Clock Out Later than Usual, Use “Replace with Latest Clocking” in Ingress & TCMS V3

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 FingerTec 2 Comments


Under certain circumstances, some employees need to return to the office after they’ve clocked out to complete some tasks. How do employer deal with this situation in Ingress & TCMS V3?

Ingress & TCMS V3 can capture the last recorded time in the terminal instead of taking the first clock out time. This applies when you are using Weekly or Daily schedule.
Note:
Please be informed that the below configurations are done on Ingress software, as shown in the accompanying images. However, this can also be applied in TCMSV3 to achieve comparable results, as the configuration is similar with only a slight difference in the interface.

To set this, go to Attendance > Clocking Schedule > Range > Edit. You will find “Replace with latest clocking” option below the Range table. The boxes are available at every range column and you can determine your own sets of attendance rules. However, it is highly recommended that you only check this for Out and Done column only.


For example: The OUT time defined in the clocking schedule is 6:00pm and during the interval an employee checked out a few times at 6:15pm, 6:20pm and 6:50pm. If you have checked the box under the “Replace with latest clocking” for Out column, Ingress will select 6:50pm as the OUT record, leaving nothing missing in translation.




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How to Create Different User Roles for Different Levels of Authority in Ingress & TCMSv3

Friday, February 13, 2015 FingerTec 0 Comments


Note: This post was originally published in February 2015 and has been updated in November 2017.

In Ingress or TCMSv3, you have the ability to assign and control what other users can do in the software depending on the responsibility and task assigned to them. However, you will need to consider the role carefully before allowing the users to take on the role, as they might be able to remove other users or change the settings if the settings are turned on.

There is no limit on the number of user roles that you can create in the Ingress or TCMSv3 software.

Before you can create a login account for the users, you will first have to create the user role.


Note

The images below are from Ingress software, however the steps also applies to TCMSv3 which has a

slightly different interface.


To Create User Role

1) Go to System Settings > System User > User Role
2) Click Add Role


3) Name the Role accordingly
4) Select which modules you want to allow to this role.


3) Click OK to save the settings
4) Repeat the steps above to create a new role.

You can select to update the existing roles by selecting them from the list, and click on Edit Role. Select the existing role and click Remove Role to remove it if it is no longer in use.

To Create Login Account and Assigning User Role

Once you have created the role, you can now assign the role to the employees. Each employee will have a different login name and password to access the software.

1) Go to System Settings > System Users > User Account
2) Click Add Account


3) Key in the User name and create the password.
4) Select the role from the drop down button.


5) At the Account Status tab, select active status to grant access to this user.
6) It is optional to enroll fingerprints for this user. They can verify their fingerprints to access Ingress instead of keying in the password. However, you must plug in the OFIS-Y scanner into the PC before clicking on the Register button. Follow the onscreen instructions to enroll fingerprints for this user.    


7) Click OK to save the settings.

Repeat the steps above to create a new user login.

Select the account and click Edit if there's any information that needs to be edited or click remove account to delete the account permanently.

TCMSv3 – Enable Username and Password Authentication

For TCMSv3, before you give this new login account credential to another user, you also need to tick the option for ‘Enable Username and Password Authentication’ at System Parameter Settings. 


The Default Admin login credential:



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