1.0 Introduction

The Intelliprox Blue controller is an economical, single-door access controller, that is designed to grant access to a single point of entry for up to 250 cardholders.

By using Keri’s exit readers in parallel with standard entry readers, both ingress and egress may be attained at a protected door.

 

Intelliprox Blue was designed for quick implementation and ease of use, through a programming and control app that is available for free for either iOS or Android. The controllers are programmed wirelessly through the use of a bluetooth connection.

 

Intelliprox Blue offers everything one would require in the realm of basic access control, including: Door Sense, Door Held, Access Granted, Access Denied, Manual Lock/Unlock, Adjustable Lock/Unlock Times, Auto Unlock and Door Schedules. All this is provided in an easy to install, easy to manage, cost effective package.

 

Note: Compatible HID credentials includes (but not limited to): ProxCard II, ISOProx II, and ProxTag II.

 

 

IP Blue in Enclosure

2.0 Wiring Diagrams
2.1 Controller Diagram

 

IP Blue Drawing

2.2 Fail-Safe Lock Wiring

A fail-safe locking device requires power to keep a door secure. An example of a fail-safe device is a maglock. If power is lost at the lock the door will unlock. To power the lock via the controller's power supply you should ensure that the lock draws a maximum of 1 amp, otherwise the lock should have its own external power supply (separate from the controller's power-supply).

 

Fail Safe Lock Wiring

 

Note: the 1.5KE39C transorb is provided with the Intelliprox Blue ship kit. It should be installed as close as possible to the locking device to prevent transients from the lock affecting controller operation.

 

 

2.3 Fail Secure Lock Wiring

A fail-secure locking device requires power to unlock the door. If power is lost at the lock the door will remain locked. To power the lock via the controller's power supply you should ensure that the lock draws a maximum of 1 amp, otherwise the lock should have its own external power supply (separate from the controller's power-supply).

 

Fail Secure Lock Wiring

 

Note: the 1.5KE39C transorb is provided with the Intelliprox Blue ship kit. It should be installed as close as possible to the locking device to prevent transients from the lock affecting controller operation.

 

2.4 NXT Proximity Reader Wiring

 

 NXT Reader Wiring

 

2.5 NXT Proximity Exit Reader

 

NXT Exit Reader Wiring

 

 

2.6 Door Contact Wiring

 

Door Contact Wiring

 

 

2.7 Request-to-Exit (RTE) Wiring

 

Note:The Request-to-Exit input is a 'Normally-Closed' circuit (so the door will unlock when the RTE input circuit goes open).

 

RTE Wiring

 

 

 

 

 

3.0 Specifications

Size (Enclosure):

2.75” H x 4.25” W x 1.32” D

Controller Board Shell

7.25” H x 6.6” W x 1.8” D

Size (PC Board)

2.36” H x 4.0” W x 0.78” D

Input Voltage:

+ 12 VDC nom. (9-15 VDC)

Current Draw:

Intelliprox Blue Controller – 250 mA

Inputs (2):

Door Contact Switch (Normally-Closed) and Request to Exit (Normally-Open)

Outputs:

1.0 amp (24 VDC max.) dry circuit

Reader Capacity:

2 with NXT Readers * (NXT-xR/NXT-xRE)

Buffer Capacity:

250 Cardholders and 2,500 Event Capacity

Temperature / Humidity:

- 40°F to 140°F (-40°C to 60°C) /- 0-90% Non-Condensing

Communication

Bluetooth v4.2 BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy)

Lithium Battery:

5 years Memory Retention

 

Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

4.0 Factory Reset the Intelliprox Blue Controller

Before initially connecting to the controller you will need to perform a factory reset on it.

  1. Down-power the controller.
  2. Ensure the jumper is across both pins of the P2 jumper (see the diagram in section 2.0).
  3. Hold down the orange reset button (K2) as you apply the power.

  4. Continue to hold down the K2 button for 20 seconds.
  5. You will notice the green DS1 LED go off then on (twice).

  6. Release your finger from the K2 button. The DS4 and DS5 LEDs next to the reader port will start blinking very quickly. The controller is now reset and ready to setup.

Note: If the app is open when you perform the factory reset, Keri recommends closing then re-opening the app to avoid any connection difficulties.

 

 

 

5.0 App Installation

The Intelliprox Blue uses iOS and Android apps, (available for free) from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

  1. Search for 'Intelliprox Blue' and download the Keri Systems Intelliprox Blue app.
  2. Tap the INSTALL option.
  3. The app will download and install on your device.
  4. A new Intelliprox Blue icon will be visible on the home screen.

    Home screen icon

 

6.0 Hardware Connection
  1. Open the Intelliprox Blue app.
  2. Log into the app (the default user name is 'admin' and the default password is 'pass').

    Log in Screen
  3. Once logged-in, you will see the home screen.
  4. Press the Hardware Setup Icon.

    Hardware Setup Icon

  5. Press the “Connect” button to the right of the Intelliprox device.

    Connect_Button

  6. If you are connecting to the unit for the first time, you will be prompted to pair with the device. The default password for initial pairing is '123456'. Enter this code when prompted, then press OK.

    Note: To connect to the controller and go straight to the door settings screen, tap the device name. To just connect to the controller (and perform other administrative functions via the home screen), simply tap CONNECT.

    Bluetooth Pairing Prompt

Note: On some older Android devices you may experience a few seconds delay with the display of the password prompt.

 

 

7.0 Changing the Device Name or Pairing Password

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. Connect to the Intelliprox Blue (tap the controller name to go to the Settings screen).
  2. Tap Device Info.

    Device Info

  3. Change the device name (up to 20 characters).
  4. Save the settings (top right of the screen).
  5. Close the Intelliprox Blue app.
  6. Go to your Bluetooth network settings.
  7. Review your list of paired devices.
  8. Select to 'Unpair or 'Forget' the connection to the controller.
  9. Re-open the app.
  10. Select the Intelliprox controller in the app (the new controller name will be displayed).
  11. Connect to the unit and pair with it again.

 

 

 

8.0 Hardware Configuration

Settings

 

The following options are available on  the Settings screen:


Note: You will need to be connected to the controller to make any configuration changes.

 

8.1 Device Info

View or modify the device name and/or password.


8.2 Open Door

Press the OPEN   button to temporary unlock the door. The door unlock time is determined by the door 'Unlock Time' (which is adjustable).


8.3 Auto Unlock

The auto-unlock feature allows you to specify a time schedule when the door will automatically unlock and automatically re-lock again. This assumes you have already added additional time schedules to the system (for Time Schedule setup, go to section 11).

  1. Enable the feature.
  2. Press the time schedule settings.
  3. Select the time schedule to assign as an auto-unlock schedule.
  4. Press OK.
  5. The door will now be programmed to auto-unlock/relock at the specified times and days defined in the time schedule.

8.4 Set Date/Time

Set the correct time and date on the controller. The controller will be set to the exact time on your smart device.


8.5 Door Type

Configure the controller with the number of readers being used. NXT readers support an exit reader to control the same door but the doors are treated separately for reporting purposes.

 

8.6 Door Alarm

Enables/disables door alarms (if the door is forced/or held-open for longer than the programmed unlock time, then the reader will go into alarm state). While in alarm state, the reader LED will be flashing red and you will hear a constant 'beep-beep'.

 

8.7 Unlock Time

This setting determines how long the door will unlock either from a valid card read or via a remote unlock via the app. To adjust the unlock time:

  1. Press the current unlock time.
  2. Scroll to the new value.
  3. Press OK.
  4. The door will now be programmed with the new unlock time.

 

8.8 Anti-Passback

Enabled/disables the anti-passback feature which is supported when using an additional NXT Exit reader. When this feature is enabled, cardholders will not be able to 'pass back' their card to be used at the same reader by somebody else. Valid card presentation must always alternate between the entry and exit readers.

Notes:
- Door contacts must be installed at the door for this feature to function correctly.
- Requires an additional NXT Exit reader.

 

Anti-Passback Definitions

 

9.0 Cardholders and Credential Enrollment

Credentials can be enrolled either using the controller enrollment button or using the Intelliprox Blue app. One credential is supported per cardholder and the controller will support a maximum of 250 cardholders.

 

9.1 Enrollment Using the Controller
  1. Enter Enrollment Mode - Press and hold the green add credential button until the Add Credential LED (DS1) flashes. The reader LED will also flash Amber.

    Add Credential Button

  2. Present a credential or multiple credentials to the reader.
  3. Exit enrollment mode - Press and hold the Green Add Credential button until the Add Credential LED stops flashing.
  4. You can now present any of the credentials a second time and you should be getting access granted.

 

Credentials added via the above method will be given total access with no expiration date. Name and other data can be modified at a later time using the app. Access the cardholder section via the Cardholders icon located on the home screen.

Cardholders Icon

Note: When enrolling HID 125KHz credentials, the imprint number will not be displayed (only the internal number). The cards will be displayed in the app in order that they were presented to the reader. For simplicity and ease of use we recommend enrolling HID cards in blocks of no more than 10 at a time. The reason the internal number is used is to allow for the cardholder database to be upgradeable to the Doors.NET software at a later time.

 

9.2 Enrollment via the Credentials Screen
  1. Log into the app.
  2. Connect to the controller.
  3. Press the Cardholders icon from the home screen.

    Cardholders Icon
  4. The full cardholder list will load and the total cardholder count will be shown at the bottom of the screen:

    Cardholder Count

    Notes: A large cardholder database (more than 100 cardholders) will take a minute or two to load.

  5. Press the add button.

    Add Icon
  6. Enter Cardholder Details.

    Cardholder Details

    a. Name - Cardholder Full Name.
    b. Card Number - The number printed on the credential.
    c. Valid Period - The date range for which the credential will be active.
    d. Access Group - The times and days-of-the-week that the credential is active.

  7. Press Save to send the changes to the controller.

 

10.0 Searching for Cardholders

The app allows you to search for cardholders using the cardholders full name.

 

Note: You must enter the cardholder name EXACTLY as it exists in the database:

  1. Ensure you are connected to the controller.
  2. From the home screen, tap the Cardholders icon.
  3. Wait for the full cardholder list to load... (this may take a few minutes with a very large database).
  4. When the card count appears in blue at the bottom of the screen, tap the blue search icon.

    Cardholder Search Icon

  5. Enter the cardholder name exactly has it is enrolled (it is case-sensitive).
  6. Tap OK and if found, the cardholder record will appear.
  7. Tap the record to open it for editing.

 

Note: If you have recently edited the name of a cardholder or enrolled a new cardholder and it is not found when you perform a search, you should re-open the full list of cardholders and then search again. You can refresh the cardholder list by swiping-down on your screen.

 

 

11.0 Time Schedules

Time Schedules contain a list of valid access times for each day of the week. These times are associated with access groups. Access groups are assigned to cardholders to determine when the cardholder can gain access at the door. One advantage of this is that a change to a time schedule will automatically affect all cardholders which are assigned the associated access group.

 

You can also use a time schedule as an auto-unlock schedule for automatically unlocking and re-locking the door during the day.

 

11.1 Add a New Time Schedule

The Intelliprox Blue supports two time intervals per day  - so if a time schedule is to be active from 09:00 - 17:00 simply set the Start time as 09:00 and the End time as 17:00 for interval 1.

 

Time Interval Setup

 

You also have an optional second interval which can be used to automatically unlock and relock the door at a later time in the day. If you do not edit the second schedule it will automatically be disabled and only the settings in interval 1 will be used.

  1. Press the Time Schedules icon on the home screen.
    Time Schedules Icon
  2. Press the add button.

    Add Icon

  3. Enter a name for the new schedule
  4. Configure the time range for time interval 1 - for example: 09:00 - 12:00.

    Time Interval 1

  5. Next, define the time range for the second interval (if you need to). For example: 14:00 - 17:00 (to configure a schedule covering 2pm - 5pm).

    Interval Settings 2

  6. Press the Save button to commit the changes.

 

 

12.0 Add a New Time Profile

Cardholders are assigned a Time Profile to determine when the cardholders can gain access. The default All User group gives a cardholder access at the door/doors all day, seven days a week). For new time profiles you will first need to create a time schedule (see section 6.0) - unless you will use the default 'All Time' group.

 

Note: Multiple controllers can be managed from a single app, but only on a one-to-one basis - (because each controller has its own database). For this reason, a time profile will only contain the reader(s) for a single controller (you cannot setup a time profile that includes readers from multiple controllers).

  1. Press the Time Profiles icon located on the home screen.

    Time Profiles

  2. Press the red add icon.

    Add icon

  3. Select which readers will be added to the time profile.
  4. Select a time schedule to assign to the time profile.

    Add new Access Group

  5. Press SAVE.
  6. The new time profile can now be assigned to cardholders.

 

13.0 Assign a Time Profile
  1. Press the Cardholders icon on the home screen.
  2. You will see the list of cardholders.
  3. Select a cardholder to open the cardholder record.
  4. Press on the assigned time profile name.

    Assigned Time Profile

  5. Select a different access group for the cardholder.

    Assigned New Time Profile

  6. Press SAVE.
  7. The new access group will now be assigned.

 

 

14.0 Firmware Upgrade Procedure

 

14.1 Update the Controller Firmware

The following steps explain how download the most current firmware file and then update the controller.

  1. Ensure you are connected to the Intelliprox Blue controller.
  2. Go to the home screen.
  3. Tap the Backup/Restore icon.
    Backup Restore Icon
  4. Select Get Firmware From Cloud.
  5. Wait a few seconds you will then see a Firmware Download Success message.
  6. Tap Update Firmware.
  7. Navigate to: IntelliproxBlue >> Firmware directory and you will see the most current (recently downloaded) firmware file.

    Firmware File

  8. Select the firmware file then click OK (in the top right).
  9. The firmware upgrade will begin.
  10. A progress bar will display the update progress percentage.

    FW Upgrading

    IMPORTANT NOTE: As per the on-screen notification: Do NOT remove power from the controller while the firmware upgrade is in progress.

  11. Once completed you will see an update success message.
  12. To check the current firmware version on the controller, tap 'Firmware Version'.

 

15.0 Creating a Backup

Note: When performing a database backup you will be making a copy of the database stored on the controller. If you have recently enrolled new cardholders using the controller enrollment button you will need to re-open the full cardholder list (this will synchronize the data in the app with the database on the controller). Failure to do this will results in the newly enrolled cards NOT being included in the backup.

 

The following steps explain how to perform a full backup of the database.

  1. From the homescreen, press Backup/Restore.
  2. Press Back-up.
  3. On your smart device, navigate to the 'IntelliproxBlue' folder and then 'Backups' .
  4. Press OK (in the top right corner) once you have selected the Backups folder.

    OK

  5. You should then connect the smart device to a PC and use File Explorer to transfer the backup file from the smart device to a portable store device (such as USB thumb-drive).

 

15.1 Save Backup File to a PC - iOS Device

If you are using an iOS device you will have to use iTunes to obtain a copy of the backup file. The following steps explain how to copy the backup file to the PC via iTUNES.

 

  1. Connect your iOS device to the PC.
  2. Open iTunes on the PC.
  3. Log into iTunes.
  4. Click on the small iPhone/iPad icon.
  5. The device main menu will appear on the left side of the screen.
  6. Click on File Sharing.

    File Sharing Link

  7. Select the Intelliprox Blue installed app.
  8. You will see the controller main directories.
  9. Select the Intelliprox Blue folder then click the SAVE TO... button.
  10. Save the folder to a location on the PC.

 

 

16.0 Restore
16.1 Using an Android Device
  1. Insert the USB drive into a PC.
  2. Connect the smart device to the PC (you may have to wait a few moments while the device(s) are installed.
  3. Open the contents of the USB drive and copy the Intelliprox Blue database file.
  4. Open the contents of the smart device that will be used to administer the Intelliprox Blue.
  5. Navigate to the folder named 'IntelliproxBlue'.
  6. Open the contents of the IntelliproxBlue folder.
  7. Open the folder named 'Backups'.

    Backups folder
  8. Paste the backup file which you have copied from the USB drive.
  9. Once copied-across, disconnect the smart device from the PC.
  10. Log into the Intelliprox Blue app.
  11. On the home screen, press Backup/Restore.
  12. Press Restore.
  13. Navigate to the IntelliproxBlue folder >> then open the Backups folder.
  14. Selected the database file which you copied to that location.
  15. Press OK.

    OK

  16. While the database is being restored you will see on-screen an incremental count of the number of cardholders in the database.
  17. Once the database is restored you will see a restore success notification.

 

16.2 Using an iOS Device

The following steps assume you have the backup file saved on the PC.

  1. Connect the iOS device to the PC.
  2. Open and log in to iTunes.
  3. Click on the small iPhone or iPad icon.
  4. Click Apps/Installed Apps.
  5. You will see the main directories on the right.
  6. Select the Intelliprox Blue directory.
  7. Click the ADD FILE button.
  8. Navigate to the location of the backup file, then select the file.
  9. You can now close iTunes.
  10. Open the Intelliprox Blue app and connect to the unit.
  11. Once connected, tap the Backup Restore link on the homepage.
  12. Select Restore.
  13. Select the backup file (saved using iTunes).
  14. Press OK in the top right corner.

 

17.0 Events

Events Icon

Tap the events icon on the home screen to view the most recent event information generated by the system. These events include: Access granted, access denied, door opened/closed/forced/held, etc.

 

Event History

 

The list of events is not dynamic, so to retrieve the up-to-date list you will need to return to the home screen then re-open the events screen.

The events list is configurable, allowing you to specify the number of events to display when the events screen is opened. Press the 'config' link in the top right corner then enter the number of recent events to display (1-2500).

 

18.0 Transaction Reports

Tap the Transactions Reports icon to display the list of all recent system transactions. By default, all events will display:

 

18.1 Filter Transaction Types

Tap the ALL link and you will be able to specify which event types to list. For example; you may just want to list all the access granted or access denied events.

Tap Reader - Choose which reader events you wish to display. For example; you may just wish to display the events that have been generated by the Entry reader.

Tap Time - Choose whether to list the events in chronological order, or reverse chronological order.

 

18.2 Export a Report

The transaction reports screen also gives you the option to export a report as a .CSV file. Once you have generated a report, press the export link then select a folder where you wish to save the report. The report will contain all the event information displayed on screen. As it is a .CSV file it can be viewed with Microsoft Excel and can be saved to a PC (as with a database backup file). iOS users will require the use of iTunes to copy the backup file to another location (such as a USB drive).

 

 

19.0 Alerts

Tap the alerts icon on the home screen to open the alerts screen.

Alerts Icon

Within this section it is possible to filter critical events in the system, such as the forced door alarm, the door alarm held open, the Anti-passback violation, etc.

 

 

20.0 Technical Support

Tap the technical support icon on the home screen to open the technical support screen.

Tech Support Icon

The technical support section contains basic setup information for the Intelliprox Blue app and links to Keri Systems corporate website and knowledge base (where you can locate technical and marketing material related to all Keri Systems products). You will also find links to Twitter and YouTube accounts and technical support contact information.

 

 

20.1 Useful Online Resources

 

KB Screen

 

Keri Corporate Website - http://www.kerisys.com

Knowledge Base Articles - www.keri-kb.com/Intelliprox_Blue

Product Overview Video - https://youtu.be/DEH4SwNDgQY