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Openpath Entry Control

Using OpenPath, you will enter the temple using a secure access control system that will authenticate the identity of anyone entering the building at appropriate times through a phone-based (IOS or Android) app. Access will be contactless, requiring only that you wave a hand in front of the reader. 

The phone based app is not only more secure than traditional cards or fobs, since they are less easily hacked, lost or stolen, it is more convenient since you no longer have to remember your keycard; your smartphone becomes the key. It’s one less thing to worry about. For those unable to use the app, a keycard is available as an alternative.

Here’s a few tips about setup:

You will be asked to install the Openpath mobile app. It is available in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

  • If presented with the option, DO NOT ask Openpath to send you a setup email. You have already received the email so this step is not needed.

Enable Bluetooth on your device and allow Openpath to use Bluetooth.

Set location permission to Allow While Using App. To do this go to ‘settings’ on your phone, scroll down to Openpath, and select ‘always’ for location.

Openpath Procedures

1) Each member will be assigned to a group or set of groups that corresponds with their role(s), with each group having specific authorized hours of entry. These groups are:

  • Congregants – Includes all full members age 13 and older (may enter with credentials 6:30-9 PM Fridays, Saturday mornings when services are held and for other scheduled temple events)
  • Religious School Community – Includes teachers, parents and students age 13 and over (added hours of 8:30-1:30 Sundays)
  • Tutors (added hours of 9 AM – 10 PM daily)
  • Service Leaders (including cantorial soloists), staff and Board members have all hours access.

2) To enter the temple, you should have your device with you but it may remain in your pocket – you do not need to open the app. All you need to do is wave your hand directly in front of the transponder as shown until the circle lights and you hear the door unlock.

3) To ensure building security, DO NOT let unfamiliar people ‘piggyback’ on your entry. Those persons should use the video doorbell (pictured below) to request authorization to enter. 

4) If you need to enter during a time not covered by your schedule, the credentials WILL NOT allow entry – you should instead use the video doorbell if there will be someone in the building to let you in, or email office@bcrcva.org to arrange for one-time electronic access in advance.

5) You should be aware that we have a critical SECOND LAYER of security which is our alarm system, activated whenever nobody will be present in the building. When armed, the alarm system detects anyone entering the building and calls the sheriff’s office to respond. Unless you have been issued a code for the alarm system you will be unable to disarm it so you must avoid being the first person into the building. This is very important because the temple will be billed by the sheriff’s office for false alarms. 
 

Arming Hours:

  • During business hours most weekdays the Montessori school will be in session so the alarm will not be armed.
  • After 6 PM Mon-Thurs please do not enter the building if you do not have an alarm system code unless you know someone has entered before you to disarm the alarm.
  • Friday evening through Sunday a sign will be placed in the door telling you when you may enter safely if you do not have an alarm code – avoid entering first if you don’t see the sign.
Fri, January 21 2022 19 Sh'vat 5782