Weekly Rules are schedules that control WHO will have access to which doors (WHERE) during a specified period of time (WHEN).

By default, there are three types of weekly rules to choose from:

  • Grant Access: provides credential access to Users/User Groups for the specified Access Point(s) or Access Point Group(s)
  • Auto-Unlock: unlocks the Access Point(s) or Access Point Group(s) for the scheduled duration
  • Auto-Unlock w/ Badge: once a user (with permission) has presented their credential, the Access Point(s) or Access Point Group(s) remain unlocked for the scheduled duration

Additionally, if Two-Factor Authentication is enabled on your tenant, a special rule type (Grant Access with Two-Factor Authentication) becomes available.

In order to visualize your weekly rules better, you may want to map them out using columns:

  1. A column for the name of the rule (best practice is to be as descriptive as possible).
  2. A column for those who need access (users and/or user groups).
  3. A column for which doors they will need to access (access points or access point groups).
  4. A column for the days of the week and times (scheduled times).


Rule Name Who? [users/user groups] Where? [access points/access point groups] When? [scheduled days and times]
24/7 Admin Access Upper Management All Doors 24/7
IT Closet & Server Access IT Managers Server Room + IT Closet M-F 5AM to 9PM

You should review every scenario and ensure there is little to no overlap or redundancies. In general, it’s best to keep rules as simple as possible.

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