Establishing Host Communications with Azure/ZK Atlas Panels

Steps to adding Azure Controllers (IC2/IC4) and ZK Atlas Panels (Atlas 100/160/200/260/400/460) 


  • Azure requires a minimum firmware of 2.3.8. (We recommend updating to firmware 2.3.10 for stability fixes)
  • ZK Atlas requires a minimum firmware of 3.5.4
  • Requires a minimum UnityIS version of 11.17.87
  1. Downloading the Host Com certificate:
    • Login to UnityIS Web as an administrator. Navigate to Configuration ➔ Hardware Manager
    • In the Hardware tree, select the Access Control Driver
    • In the Property window, scroll down the properties to Host COM Certificate section and click on “Download Certificate
    • Save this certificate file and note the location of
  2. Add IC2 controller to the driver.
  3. Click on the newly added controller.
  4. Scroll down in the hardware properties to the MAC Address.
  5. Enter the full MAC address of the panel xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx. The MAC Address of the panel can be found by logging into the panel, clicking “Menu” ➔ “About”.
    • For IC2, the MAC Address typically starts with 00:60:ee
    • For ZK Atlas, the MAC Address typically starts with 00:17:61
  6. Copy the shared password of the panel to notepad.
  7. Log into the IC2 panel.
    • If the panel has not been configured or has factory reset, enter the default username/password:
      • IC2/IC4 – admin/pass
      • ZK Atlas – admin/admin
    • If the panel has connected to UnityIS, the username will be “admin” and the default password will be:
      • IC2/IC4 – “ic-xxxxxx”, where the xxxxxx is the last 6 digits of the MAC address, in lower case.
      • ZK Atlas – “pass”

  8. Click on “Admin” ➔ “Host Communications”.
  9. Upload the certificate that was downloaded in step 1.
  10. Ensure that the “Host Communications Enabled” is check.
  11. Enter the URL if it is a cloud site ( or an IP address into the “Host” field.
  12. Enter 9723 into the “Port” field.
  13. Click the “Change” button to change the password on the panel. Use the password from step 5.
  14. Click on the “Save” button.
  15. The panel should now come online in UnityIS. Make sure to download hardware to configure the panel.


It is recommended to change the password for the panel to ensure the security of the panel. To change the login password of the panel, change the password from UnityIS.  

Once the password is updated in UnityIS, perform one of the following:

  • Download hardware
  • Stop/start polling the panel
  • Restart the driver
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