Proper planning is the key to successful implementation of any technology project. While the iGuard system is very easy to install and operate, there are some things to consider before you begin installation.
iGuard is designed for indoor use or use in a protective enclosure. If you plan to install it outdoors, be aware that exposing it to water, heat, or other harsh conditions can damage the device and it may not operate properly. Do not install iGuard next to heat sources or in direct sunlight.
For iGuard units equipped with the fingerprint sensor (LM520-FOSC), make sure the iGuard’s back metal panel is properly grounded to earth, to prevent electrical impulses and shocks from affecting users and the iGuard units. To prevent electrical shortcircuits or overload, power the iGuard independently with the power supply provided.
Do not share the power with other device such as the electric door strike. For security and safety purposes, do not connect the door button to the iGuard terminals. Instead, connect it directly to the door strike, to avoid failure in case of a power outage or other emergencies.
To increase the security level in access control applications, use the optional Remote Relay (IG-ER-01) together with the iGuard unit. This device is sold separately, and it assures that malicious damage to or tampering with the iGuard does not result in a release of the electric door strike. Please refer to the Appendix for more information.Make sure the Smartcard Company Code is properly set before assigning any smartcard to users. This code is a configurable, 4character code, which is to set your iGuard system apart from any other iGuard system. Any smartcard with a code that does not match is not recognized by the system. So once the smartcards have been assigned, do not change this Company Code. Please refer to the download manual for more information
When deciding where to install…
Your iGuard is a wallmounted or deskmounted unit with a miniscule footprint, and can be conveniently installed anywhere. However, for access control applications, it is recommended that the iGuard should be installed as close to the door as possible, so that the user can open the door within the timeout period, which is 5 seconds by default. Also note the following points:
- Make sure that air can circulate freely through the ventilation slots.
- Do not install the product next to heatemitting sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight and excessive dust.
- If fingerprint sensor iGuard is used, the Metal Back Panel must be grounded