ASSA ABLOY - Privacy Mode


Privacy mode allows a user to lock an IP lockset at any point when the door is secured. When privacy mode is entered standard user cards are no longer accepted, but override credentials are still allowed.

This function is useful in many cases, such as bathrooms or classrooms during shelter in place operation.


IP lockset with Privacy button (F/W 1430 or greater) or any IP lockset with 82276, ML20836 or ML20736 lockset.


Privacy Mode via push button is enabled as part of the configuration of the IP lockset by checking the privacy box in the LCT. If Privacy mode via button operation is desired, the user should check the privacy box as shown below. As each lock can be set up uniquely, a user can configure privacy on a lock by lock basis. Locksets with 82276, ML20836 or ML20736 lockset have privacy via deadbolt throw enabled by default and it cannot be disabled.
These configurations are managed only by the LCT and the IP Lockset and are not controlled or configured by the Access It! Universal.NET application.


Locksets configured with privacy will function as follows:

  • In all cases the door must be closed in order for privacy to be activated
    • If door is open and someone attempts to start privacy via the rear button there will be an audible and visual notification of failure to enter privacy mode
      • IN120 Pink Light with audible notification
      • Access 700 and Passport Yellow light with audible notification
  • Description of Operation by state
    • Door closed
      • Privacy Enabled
        • When button is pressed or deadbolt thrown, lockset locks if unlocked
        • Privacy button flashes for 2 minutes
          • Pattern is rapid at first and becomes slower over the two minutes
          • If button is pressed again – visual sequence restarts, lock remains locked and in privacy
          • If deadbolt is thrown after button press – Remains in Privacy Mode
          • If button is pressed after deadbolt – Remains in Privacy Mode
          • If deadbolt retracted, no button press – Privacy end
          • If deadbolt retracted and button pressed – Remains in Privacy Mode

Deadbolt on mortise with external DPS does not trigger privacy as it is not monitored

  • Privacy Disabled
    • When button is pressed there is no response from the lock
  • Inside handle turn while in Privacy Mode
    • Privacy Mode ends
    • If auto unlock schedule is in process door will resume auto unlock schedule
      • User will need to present badge again to resume a first person through auto unlock
  • Access while in Privacy Mode
    • Users of types other than Supervisor and Emergency will be denied with the standard denial visual and audible notification.
      • PCO uses the term deadbolt override user; deadbolt override users are supervisor user.
    • Lock will end privacy mode on valid access
      • Lock will return to auto unlock schedule if one is active
        • User will need to present badge again to resume a first person through auto unlock

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