An Entry State defines whether an Entry is locked and what Trigger Methods you can use to unlock it. Openpath provides the following default Entry States that you can view under Sites > Entry State Management:
- Unlocked – no credential is required for access
- Locked - No Entry – no entry allowed, regardless of credential type
- Convenience – allows all valid credentials and trigger methods
- Onsite Only – allows all valid onsite credentials and trigger methods (no remote unlocks)
- Standard – allows most mobile access and cards, and excludes remote mobile 1FA and third-party Wiegand methods
- Strict Security – allows only interactive 2FA onsite mobile access and encrypted smart cards; excludes all remote, 1FA, and non-encrypted methods
Trigger Methods refer to the ways that an Entry can be unlocked. A Trigger Method is a combination of credential type (mobile, cloud key, or card) whether the request is 1FA or 2FA, and the connection method (BLE, WiFi, or Cloud).
You can create custom Entry States by going to Sites > Entry State Management and clicking Create Entry State. Then select all of the Trigger Methods you wish to allow.
An Entry must have a Default Entry State that you set when creating the Entry under Entry Behavior. For example, you can set the default state to Convenience if you want the Entry to remain locked but allow all Trigger Methods.
An Entry can have a different Scheduled State that you can set using Entry Schedules. For example, you may want the Front Door Entry unlocked during normal business hours. See How do I assign Schedules to Entries? If you'd rather limit Trigger Methods on a User and Group basis, see How do I assign Schedules to Users/Groups?