Access Control Schedules & Holidays only impact features related to Access Control. They are used in the following ways:
Schedules can be used to define when doors accept different modes of access (Access Modes)
Schedules can be used for Unlock Schedules to define when doors are unlocked for public access
Schedules can be used in combination with Access Levels to define when people have access to doors
Holidays, in all cases they can be applied, define days that schedules are ignored
To Create a Schedule
Navigate to the Schedules section of Access Control
Notice that there is a 24/7 Default schedule that you cannot edit. This schedule can be used anywhere you want to apply a setting that "always" applies. It is also used for the Default Access Modes.
Click the + icon on the left menu to add a new Schedule
Enter a name and description that helps people that apply Holidays understand the general ways it may be used such as "Office Hours for regular staff at HQ (8am-8pm access)
Enter the hours and days of the week for your schedule. You can also click "Add More" to add addition time/day series. For example 9-5 Monday-Friday can be in one time slot and 9-12 on weekends can be in another time slot. Schedules are flexible in that you can group many time slots in one schedule or use separate schedules to suit your needs. When you're done, Save your changes
To Create a Holiday
Holidays are days that a Schedule should be ignored. In some cases such as a Access Modes for doors, the default 24/7 Schedule will be applied during Holidays.
Navigate to the Holidays section of Access Control
Click the + icon on the left menu to add a new Holiday
Enter a name and description that helps people that apply Holidays understand the general ways it may be used such as "All Company 2019 Holidays" or "Thanksgiving period"
Enter a start and end date for the Holiday, and select either All Day or choose a start and end time of the schedule such as Starting on 9AM 5/5/2019 Ending at 5PM 5/6/2019.
You can add additional Dates in one Holiday. For example, you can create one Holiday called "All Company Holidays" that includes all annual holiday dates. This makes it easier to manage holidays and where you apply them.