OpenPath

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Asmbly uses OpenPath smart readers for building access control (door locks). This system uses a smartphone app as a primary authentication mechanism, so you don't need to use a key fob or badge anymore.

To set up an OpenPath credential on your smartphone, click on the link in the OpenPath invitation email. If you haven't received an invitation, you can install the app but can't set up access to Asmbly.

For Users

Subscriber access is granted on successful completion of all pre-requisites for membership:

As of now (Aug 2021) OpenPath invites are sent in batches, so it could take up to 24 hours to receive an invitation after completing all your prerequisites. In the future the process will be speedier.

If your subscription lapses in Neon, your OpenPath access will be suspended. It will be re-enabled when you renew.

For Administrators

Board members and some stewards have access to Asmbly's management interface at https://control.openpath.com.

Our panel has a dual-voltage accessory power supply, which takes up a fair amount of space and we don't actually need since all our lock hardware is 24V. We could fit bigger backup batteries if we removed the 12V supply parts. On the other hand, the dual-voltage power supply includes individual fuses for each door lock, which may be prudent to retain.

Smart readers are connected to the panel via shielded CAT6. The install manual didn't specify a color code, so here's what we used:

Color Signal
Brown / Brown-White Ground
Orange / Orange-white +V
Blue Data+
Blue-white Data-
Green / Green-White Door position contact (NC)

Two conductors are used for power and ground to reduce voltage drop. Our runs may be short enough that this isn't strictly necessary, but I have not confirmed. The door lock hardware itself is actuated by a separate single-pair security cable.

We have not yet set up end-of-line supervision for door contacts for open/short detection. It would perhaps be prudent to do so.

All the hardware manuals have been scanned and saved in Google Drive.