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KentixONE Operating mode

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Further information on the operating mode


The Kentix AccessManager (Bus) is the management unit for wired Kentix DoorLock components such as wall readers (DoorLock-WA) or rack locks (DoorLock-RA4). Depending on the reader type, up to 16 DoorLock wireless components can be taught into the AccessManager. The AccessManager is network-compatible and is supplied with power via Power over Ethernet (PoE). The AccessManager has an integrated 24VDC PoE splitter to supply the connected readers and locks with power.

The AccessManager can be operated as a main device (operating mode: Main Device) or in a network (operating mode: Satellite Device) with other AccessManagers. The KentixONE software is already integrated via the integrated web server (HTTPS). Configuration is performed via web browser and, depending on the operating mode (operating mode: Main Device), locally on the AccessManager itself or on a central instance such as the SiteManager or AlarmManager (operating mode: Satellite Device).

The AccessManager can be mounted on a standard DIN rail or alternatively in a 60mm switch box.

The AccessManager (bus) has 2 changeover relays and 2 digital inputs for door contacts and/or door openers. The assignment and use of the relays and digital inputs depends on different operating modes.
In normal door operation, two doors can be operated with door contacts. However, there are special operating modes (bypass, door opener) in which only one door per AccessManager can be operated.

Safety instructions

Installation and commissioning may only be carried out by trained specialist personnel in accordance with the instructions.
No modifications of any kind, other than those described in an appropriate manual, are permitted to Kentix GmbH products.
Certain levels of protection must be provided when installing Kentix equipment.
Observe the relevant regulations for installations in the respective environment.
Only operate the products within the defined temperature range.
The instructions should be passed on to the user by the person carrying out the installation.
Kentix accepts no liability for damage to the equipment or components resulting from incorrect installation. No liability is accepted for incorrectly programmed units.
Kentix shall not be liable in the event of malfunctions, damage to property or other damage.
Use of the products, transport and storage
Protect the device during transport, storage and operation from
Protect moisture, dirt and damage.
Battery powered products
Do not use products in potentially explosive atmospheres.
Only operate the products within the defined temperature range.
Installation and battery replacement may only be carried out by trained personnel in accordance with the instructions.
Do not charge, short circuit, open or heat batteries.
When inserting the batteries, pay attention to the correct polarity.
The devices must always be operated with the batteries intended for the product.
When changing batteries, always replace all batteries.
Dispose of old or used batteries properly.
Keep batteries out of the reach of children.
Kentix devices must be checked for functionality as part of annual maintenance.
Electrical appliances and batteries must be disposed of separately from household waste.

Connection and operating elements

Connections KXP-2-RS
  1. Terminal block 1 (terminal 1-8, IO terminal with relay 1+2, digital input 1+2)
  2. Terminal block 2 (terminal 1-6, BUS for RFID reader, PoE splitter 24VDC)
  3. Ethernet port with PoE power supply, Class 3 (12.95W)
  4. Jumper for switching the logic for relay output 1+2 (NC, NO)

ATTENTION! Terminals 1-4 on terminal block 2 supply a voltage of 24VDC (integrated PoE splitter) and are not intended for the power supply of the module. Applying an external voltage (e.g. connecting a power supply unit) can destroy the module. The power supply of the AccessManager is exclusively via PoE.

Terminal block 1Function connection
1Digital input DI 1 (For potential-free wiring, e.g. door contact)
2Digital input DI 1 (For potential-free wiring)
3Digital input DI 2 (For potential-free wiring)
4Digital input DI 2 (For potential-free wiring)
5Relay 2 NO/NC (Default=NO)
6Relay 2 COM (relay power max. 60VDC/1A)
7Relay 1 NO/NC (Default=NO)
8Relay 1 COM (relay power max. 60VDC/1A)
Terminal block 1
Terminal block 2Function connection
1(+) 24VDC (power supply door opener, max. 0.5A)
2(-) GND (power supply door opener, max. 0.5A)
3(+) 24VDC (power supply RFID reader)
4(-) GND (power supply RFID reader)
5BUS-B (communication line to RFID reader)
6BUS-A (communication line to RFID reader)
Terminal block 2
Bottom side with reset button, SD card slot
Mounting on 35mm DIN rail

General connection diagram SmartRelay with RFID wall reader

General connection diagram AccessManager (SmartRelay)

When connecting directly to the AccessManager (internal PoE splitter), only use door openers/motor locks with 24DC control and a maximum current consumption of 0.5A.
For other voltage and current ranges, use an external power supply to power the electric strikes/motor locks.

Use of “Version 2” wall readers

In order to use wall readers of generation “version 2”, the AccessManager LAN must operate in mode “v2”. These devices are clearly marked as such on the sticker on the product and packaging.

Wall readers of both versions cannot be operated simultaneously on one SmartRelay.

Commissioning of two wall readers on one AccessManager
If two wall readers are to be operated with one AccessManager, proceed as follows for commissioning:
Connect the first wall reader to the AccessManager. Add it in the main device with “DoorLock (IP)”. Only when the first wall reader has been put into operation, they connect the second device and add it as well.

See also the Kentix video tutorial“KentixONE First Steps Part 7: Adding RackLock RA4 and Wall Reader IP“.

Detailed wiring and terminal diagram for two doors

The following connection diagram shows the general wiring of the SmartRelay with two wall readers and two door contacts for monitoring the door status. The readers are connected via a BUS (RS485) with a total cable length of up to approx. 500m. As connection cable we recommend J-Y(ST)Y-2x2x0.8mm2 between AccessManager and wall reader. The power supply of the AccessManager is done via Ethernet PoE. The module provides two 24VDC voltage outputs for the supply of the readers and the lock control via the integrated PoE splitter. When powering the locks (door opener, motor lock, magnetic holder), note that the splitter can supply a maximum of 10W of power. If more power is required for control, the locks must be supplied with power via an external power supply unit. The advantage of using the splitter and PoE is the simultaneous emergency power supply of the door control when using a UPS at the PoE supplying switch.

Connection diagram AccessManager (SmartRelay) with 2x wall reader, 2x door opener, 2x door contact
  • The two RFID readers (address 1+2) are always supplied with voltage from the SmartRelays. Power supply and communication bus (A+B) are routed in one line.
  • The two relays (Rel1+2) can be set to the required logic NC/NO (Normally Closed/Normally Opend) via jumpers. Important! Use only door openers or motor locks with 24VDC control. Note the current consumption.
  • The two door contacts at input 1+2 (DI1+2) require a potential-free contact (e.g. reed contact) for connection to DI1+2.

The power supply from the integrated PoE splitter must be replaced by an external power supply as soon as the door opener/motor lock draws more than 0.5A current. Depending on the door opener, current peaks >0.5A can occur when activating the door opener, which can lead to voltage fluctuations with subsequent reboot of the AccessManager. The system becomes unstable as a result; in this case, it is imperative that the power supply for the door opener is provided by an adequately dimensioned external power supply unit.

Control of external intrusion detection systems

By means of an appropriate software configuration in KentixOne, it is possible to control external intrusion detection systems with control of forced operation. Forced operation in this context means that arming the alarm system or an alarm zone is only possible if, for example, all windows/doors are closed and the alarm system gives the go-ahead for this to the SmartRelay. In principle, the circuitry is always the same, depending on the software setting, the evaluation can be performed with or without a query of the constraint. The inputs must always be connected potential-free, the logic levels for the transfer are always continuous levels, no pulses. One alarm zone can be controlled per SmartRelay; several doors in a zone require the corresponding number of SmartRelays.

  • READY TO ARM (INPUT: DI2): External alarm system signals that arming is possible (forced operation)
  • ARMED (INPUT: DI1) : External alarm system signals that zone/system is armed
  • ARM-DISARM (OUTPUT: Rel1): Arm/disarm switching of the alarm system via output relay 1.
  • DOOR-LOCK (OUTPUT: Rel2): Control of the door lock, independent of the alarm system.

All levels are continuous levels (no pulses) and are permanently on according to the switching time. The logic of the relay (Rel1) can be changed via jumper JP1. The input levels of the digital inputs (DI1+2) are fixed.

The HIGH level signals the described function, such as READY-TO-ARM = 1 or ARMED = 1.

When controlling an external alarm system, the SmartRelay can only control one door, as the second relay is required to switch the alarm function. However, two readers (door inside/outside) can still be used.

Factory settings

For initial configuration, use the IP address printed on the device or the address assigned via DHCP in a web browser (HTTPS). Please note the network settings of your connected PC.

The factory IP addresses at a glance:

SiteManager and AlarmManager192.168.100.222
Factory IP addresses, subnet mask:

For devices with a firmware version lower than 8.x.x, the login data for the preset administrator account are: admin / password

The default IP address for the AccessManager radio (KXP-16-B/W) and the AccessManager cable (KXP-2-RS) are identical. During the initial setup, make sure to adjust the IP addresses.

Reset to factory settings

  1. Restart the device (disconnect and reconnect the power supply).
  2. As soon as the status LED lights up green continuously, press and hold the reset button for 15 seconds until the device emits an acoustic feedback.
  3. The device loads the factory settings and performs a restart.
  4. After approx. 2 minutes, the device can be reached with the factory settings.

All existing settings and data will be irrevocably deleted !
We recommend regular backup of the system.

Configuration with KentixONE

The configuration is done via web browser (HTTPS) using the already integrated KentixONE software. Depending on the operating mode (Main or Satellite) of the device, the configuration takes place on the device itself (operating mode: Main), or on a central instance such as the SiteManager or AlarmManager (operating mode: Satellite).

All information about the software is available in the KentixONE section and the related documentation.

Before you start the configuration, make sure that the software is up to date on all network-enabled Kentix devices. The version status must be the same on all devices.
You can download the latest software here: KentixONE

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