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Gatekicker Installation

Overview

This article will show you how to configure and install a Gate Kicker device. 

Important Note

Successful check-ins to the configured membership packages will trigger the Gate Kicker that is connected to the computer performing check-ins. Gate Kicker is only configurable with the check-in option located along the top of screen and not within the activities module.

Instructions

  1. Plug in the Gate Kicker device to the computer that you will use for check-ins
  2. Install CivicRec tray application.
  3. Ensure that the CivicRec tray application is running
  4. Navigate to your CivicRec website
  5. Navigate to Configuration > Organization > Organization Options
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  6. Scroll down and change Gate Kicker settings
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    • Gate Kicker Enabled for Check-ins: Select Yes
    • Gate Kicker COM Port: Key in the appropriate COM port.
      • Note: If the COM port is unknown you can use your computers “Device Manager” to identify the COM port at which Gate Kicker is located.
    • Gate Kicker Time (in seconds): This setting allows you to set how long it will unlock the door
      • Note: Recommended value is ten (10) seconds.
  7. Click Send to Gate Kicker Device
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    • If you did not receive a verification message, please verify the CivicRec Tray app is running.
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    • Consult the CivicRec Tray App log to confirm communication
  8. Click Save Settings at the bottom of the page
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  9. Navigate to Activities > Activity List
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  10. Find the Activity or Activities you wish to edit
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  11. Edit the Membership Session
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  12. Select the Advanced tab
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  13. Under Membership Settings, select the Trigger Gate Kicker option
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  14. Click Save Session 
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  15. You will now be able to see Gate Kicker-related options in the Check-In drop-down menu
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  16. The Open Gate Kicker button referenced above allows a manual open option for staff
  17. The Reset Gate Kicker button referenced above allows a staff member to reset the device



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