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Identification using PIN code

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Sigur is compatible with code pads, which can be used not only for the identification with a PIN code but also to send certain commands to the system such as activate the alarm system or trigger the alarm if forced to access the territory.

The most inexpensive identifier

A PIN code is the most inexpensive identifier of all: it is absolutely free and can be sent remotely via electronic communication channels. As such, this identification method is highly useful for non-regular visits.

Connection of a code pad

To enter a PIN code, a digital pad is used. It can be built into a proximity reader or connected as a standalone device.

A code pad is connected to Sigur controller via Wiegand interface; however, the devices can use different data encryption methods.

Sigur controllers work with devices that send a PIN code:

  • as a packet: when entered, the entire code is stored in the memory of the reader and sent to the controller after the dedicated button has been pressed or a certain length (number of symbols) has been reached.
  • bit by bit (Wiegand-4, Wiegand-HID, Wiegand-Motorola): as each symbol of the code is entered it is immediately sent to the controller (you can find the code tables in the documents to your Sigur controller).

Examples of use of a code pad

Here is a list of example scenarios of using a PIN code in Sigur:

  • for non-recurring or limited-time access, including guest badges
  • as an additional identifier, including together with a card
  • to send commands to the system (activate / deactivate the alarm system, send an alarm message, lock / unlock a door)
  • to send an alarm signal in case of forced access

Using a PIN code as an additional identifier

If a PIN code is used as an additional identifier together with a card (or another credential), it can be automatically generated in Sigur software on a respective cardholder’s account. PIN codes are randomly generated by the system and their uniqueness is ensured by reference to the software license number.

With this method, access will only be provided if a card is swiped and then the PIN code is entered. You can choose:

  • which doors will be accessed in this way
  • which employees will be subject to this access scheme
  • which direction of access will be affected (entry, exit or both)