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Duress signal from an I/NET key pad

Duress signal from an I/NET key pad

Issue

A message that can be intercepted by a guard at a monitoring station. When you configure your access control system to accept PINs, I/NET has the ability to detect PIN entries

When you configure your access control system to accept PINs, I/NET has the ability to detect PIN entries made under duress conditions. For example, if an employee is being forced to provide an unauthorized individual access into a secure area, the employee can substitute the final digit of their PIN with a digit that indicates a duress condition. In this case, I/NET will allow access but will also silently generate a duress message that can be intercepted by a guard at a monitoring station.

Product Line

TAC INET

Environment

TAC I/NET Seven with Access Control using a pin pad.

Cause

Duress entrance causes a security guard to be notified that there is a situation to be resolved.

Resolution

Duress detection is active anytime a door is operating in a mode that requires the entry of a PIN. I/NET supports selectable duress schemes that you can assign on a per-tenant basis. The following duress schemes are available:

  • Default — I/NET's default duress scheme detects when an individual substitutes their PIN with a substitute number. The default duress last pin is 9. The duress code is the user's PIN number with the last digit changed. For example, 12345 becomes 12349.
  • Add n (where n is a value from 1 to 9) — I/NET detects when an individual substitutes a digit of their PIN with a predetermined digit.

For more information on this sensitive topic, contact Product Support to begin a conversation about Duress Notification in I/NET.

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