General Lock Helix 100: Stand-Alone Fingerprint Door Security

Designed to operate in outdoor and indoor applications, the Helix 100 can be used to control virtually any electrical device including lighting, switching and security systems.

A. The steady Blue indicates the Helix 100 is waiting to enroll an administrator. Correct finger placement is required to get an acceptable reading. Using the crease at the first knuckle joint as a guide, place the crease on the locating ridge. Lift your finger off the sensor slightly and repeat this motion until you get 5 acceptable readings. After each press, a low or high pitch tone will sound. Low pitch is not accepted; high pitch indicates a verified reading.

B. After administrator enrollment, users are added with the same process after administrator has put unit in an ‘Enroll User’ mode. Users can be deleted in a similar fashion. Deleting all users can be accomplished with administrator approval.

C. Six basic programming actions are possible with the Helix 100 installed in the standalone configuration. The action performed is determined by the number of times the Administrator activates their fingerprint on the Sensor Array. One application activates a solid green LED that opens the door in the normal fashion. Two applications activate a Blue LED flashing, then solid to add a new user. Three applications activate a Red LED flashing, then solid to delete a finger or user. Four applications activate a Green LED flashing, then solid to add or delete a PIN entry. Five applications activate Green, Blue and Red LEDs flashing, to delete all entries, repeat action to confirm delete. Six applications activate a Blue LED, solid, to confirm ‘delete all’ and enter a new administrator fingerprint.

D. A unique option for this fingerprint reader is the use of a PIN entry. Although there is no keypad, the sensor can be utilized as a pin entry device. A PIN number can be used to allow access without having a fingerprint enrolled. After the administrator sets the unit to ‘PIN’ mode, the Green LED will flash then turn solid. Tap the sensor with a fingertip entering the PIN code, pausing after each digit until the Green LED flashes in acknowledgement. For example; The four-digit PIN 3-2-4-1 is entered by tapping three times and pausing for a flashing Green LED, then tap two times, pause, etc. until the code is entered. PIN numbers may also be entered via the web pages with Advanced Settings in the software.

E. The Helix 100 has a built-in web server with a lot of available information. Connect the Helix to a PC with an Ethernet LAN cable into the RJ45 socket on the Helix cable. Note: if you are connecting directly to a PC or laptop that is not capable of auto-switching, a crossover Ethernet cable must be used.
Additional features are available in the advanced settings mode. The detailed instructions and Helix 100 Windows™ software package are included in the kit and allow for multiple door or devices with a single enrollment for the users.

Time zone access control allows control of individual accessibility while customizable access logs can be exported to other applications in a flexible format. The Helix 100 CD-ROM software can be used as supplied or downloaded from and the installation instructions are included. Once installed, follow the online help to initialize the Helix and add or enroll users.

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The Helix 100 is a strong rugged unit that is simple to use in either a stand-alone or networked installation. The quick enrollment procedure and the unique ability to use a PIN number combine to give this unit features and benefits that will satisfy your customer’s needs.

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