Set up location zones

Learn how to create location zones. You can add a zone group to link multiple zones in the same location. You need the Administrator user role to access these settings.

How it works

Zones are a way of breaking up your location into specific areas for many purposes. You may want to track who is in what area at any time, you may need the ability to evacuate only one area of the location, or you may want to create more secure zones that people are not allowed to access unless they have the right credentials.

If you have enabled the Desks and Spaces add-on, follow these instructions to create a zone with bookable spaces.

Create a new zone group

Zone groups are a way to group one or more zones under a common name. For example, a location has multiple buildings and multiple floors in each building. The building is a zone group and the floors are zones in that group.

To create a new zone group:

  1. Go to Locations, then select the location from the drop-down list.
  2. Select Access Control Points & Zones.
  3. Select the Zones tab.
  4. Click Create Zone Group.

  5. Enter the name of the group.
  6. Click Save.

Create a new zone

To create a new zone:

  1. Go to Locations, then select the location from the drop-down list.
  2. Select Access Control Points & Zones.
  3. Select the Zones tab.
  4. Click Create Zone.

  5. Enter the Zone Name.
  6. (Optional) Enter a Reference.
  7. (Optional) Choose a Zone Group. If you do not have any zone groups set up, your zone will be added under No Group.
  8. Click Save.


Manage zones and zone groups

There are two views in the Zone tab: grid view and list view. The only difference between the views is that grid view shows a thumbnail image of the floor plan. To switch between the views, click the view link in the top right corner.

Edit or remove a zone

To edit a zone, click Edit next to the zone, update the details, then click Save

To remove a zone, either click Archive or Delete. You can only delete zones that aren't linked to an access point.

Rename or delete zone group

To rename a zone group

  1. Click the settings icon next to the group, then click Rename
  2. Update the details, then click Save.

You can only delete a zone group that doesn't contain any zones. If there are any zones assigned, you'll need to edit the zone and reassign them to another group before you can delete the zone group. 

Update translations

If the multi-language add-on is enabled, the names of your zones and zone groups will need to be translated as they appear in the kiosk and Sign In/Out Manager.

To add translations, click Edit Translation next to each zone or zone group you want to translate.

Next step: Link your zones to your access points.