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)