Zipato RFID Keypad Setup
Zipato RFID Keypad Setup
This article will be about applcations with The Zipato RFID keypad and how to set it up! The Zipato RFID keypad is a very handy product that speaks Z-wave back to the controller. We can use these in a variety of different ways but the may function is to arm and disarm your Zipato controller. The keypad uses RFID technology to support keytags and keycards as well as a 1-4 digit keypad for numeric user codes. Other uses include using the keypad as a trigger to control lighting, unlock door locks and other things.
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Zipato RFID Keypad with Key tag
First thing you will need to do is register your Zipato controller. That is done at www.my.zipato.com. Once you get your controller set up you will want to add the RFID keypad to the network. To do that you will go into the device browser on the left side menu and select ‘Add New Device’
The next thing you will need to do is select Z-wave and then initiate the add process on the keypad which includes holding the tamper switch on the back of the keypad for approximately 1 second. The controller should then confirm that it has found a Z-Wave device and it will configure it automatically.
After the keypad is learned into your controller, you will need to set up your Users.
Once the Users are set up then we can program the keypad. To do this we will need to go to Device browser located on the left side menu. (#1 below) Then we want to open up the Z-Wave section and expand the “Zipato Mini Keypad” and then we will select Keypad (#2 below)
Once we are there, we will need to open the options under “User Entry RFID Keypad”. To do that we will just click on the cog wheel to the right as pictured below.
Once there we can click on “Configuration”(#1 Below) and set up our key tags and our user pins.
Once we are in the configuration, if we are adding a key tag then it is very simple. First we name the Event name. (Example: Key tag 1) You will then select your name under the User section. After that we click “Learn” (#2 above), then press the “Home” button on the keypad itself and place the key tag in front of the keypad. This should automatically set up your key tag. If it was done correctly the “status” will change from Available to Occupied. Make sure to click the Save button above.
Once that is set up we will then need to basically associate the keypad with the alarm partition.
The way to do that is to navigate back to the device browser which looks like a magnifying glass on the left side menu. (#1 Below) Then we will continue to the strobe light icon and select the cog wheel to the right of Partition 1(#2 below).
Once there it will ask for the security pin which by default is 0000. After you punch in the code you will see the menu that will let you set entry and exit delays. If you want to change those settings you may. Then we will navigate over to the users button (#1 below).
Once we get to that tab we will need to select your RFID kepad as the device you are working with. The reason for this option is if you have multiple keypads. Once your keypad is selected you can enter your key tag as “Arm away” (#3 above) and then “Disarm” (#4 above).
Once you enter that information and click “Save” above Users you will then have to sync ALL if your changes which is located at the top right of the browser window. (Pictured below)
If you have set up everything successfully, you should be able to Arm and Disarm your Zipato with the key tag that you’ve registered with the keypad. To test this you can click on the “Arm” button on the keypad, then hold the key tag in front of the keypad. If done successfully, the LED light on your Zipato will turn red and you will also see the state of the alarm partition in your Zipato interface. Not only can you arm and disarm the system but you can set your alarm partition state as a trigger in the programming to turn lights on and off. This will be covered in a separate article.
This article written by Joel DeYoung