Configuring door access using keypad without access card.

Issue

Is it possible to configure a door so that a card holder can gain access using only his unique pin number.

Product Line

Andover Continuum

Environment

Continuum

Access control

Personnel objects

unique PIN

Cause

Cardholders often lose their cards and need access to an area.

Resolution

  • For PIN only validation to work the Unique PIN option under Allowed Credentials must be selected. *
  • On door object
    • Deselect all Access Validation.
    • Under General Access Validation, select Validate PIN.

*  If Unique PIN is not selected, cardholders using a valid pin will be able to gain access through the door, but Continuum will be able to provide reliable cardholder information for access events at this door.

There are security issues that make it necessary for the badging personnel to issue a predetermined and available pin number to the cardholder.