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I/NET Access Functionality: Can I/NET use either Card or KeyPAD PIN to gain access through door?



Want to access door with 'Card only' or 'PIN only' not both of them.  


I/NET Seven Access


I/NET has two door mode schedules, Secure, the default setting, which provides access via card number or Secure with PIN, which requires card entry AND a PIN entry.  In this case it is possible to use either card or PIN to gain access if using specialized readers that support a Wiegand PIN output.


It is possible to achieve this provided the PIN output from your card reader supports one of the supported card types of I/NET (i.e. 26-bit, 32-bit Wiegand etc) you can assign a "card number" (PIN) for each individual. The PIN pad will output the entered PIN in Wiegand format and I/NET will then treat it as a normal card entry.

Once the PIN pad / card reader has been configured you simply enter this into the Individual editor as the card number card and it acts exactly the same as swiping a card. What this means is that the Individual can use either their card or PIN to gain access (if entered in this fashion).

So provided you have a suitable reader / pin pad (such as the P-640 Patagonia Proximity Reader from Keypad Farpointe Data, Inc ( here are the steps to configure this to work:

  1. In the Door editor set the reader type to Wiegand 26-bit (or other)
  2. Configure the PIN Type to 26-bit
  3. The Door mode is either left blank (Secure mode) or configured as 'Secure'
  4. Configure your Tenant (Refer to note below regarding Large Card number usage)
  5. Add your individual; The individual will have to have two card numbers associated to them:
    1. The number associated to the card,
    2. The number associated with the PIN number - what not to get confused with is that this PIN number is NOT the PIN number associated (or shown) in the Individual editor.

Large Card number usage:

How to calculate the "card number" if using Large Card Numbers:
The following two Excel spreadsheet calculators; 26-bit and 32-bit can be used calculate you the large card number. Enter the details (Facility Code / Card number) and the calculator produces the large card number in both decimal and hexadecimal. For example if you use Facility Code 26 and card number 255, the results would be 1704191 (Decimal) and 001A00FF (Hexadecimal).

Alternatively I/NET also displays this 'large card' number in the Message column if added to the Transaction window - you can use this also to ensure you have everything wired and configured correctly.

How to calculate the "card number" if using the Facility Code / Card number:
Once the reader has been programmed with the facility code and this number entered into the Tenant Code of the Tenant editor. The PIN number assigned to the individual then becomes the 'card number’. So for the same example used above, the Facility Code used is 26 and card number 255, the Tenant editor will have the Tenant code configured as 26 and the Individual number (ID) of 255 is used - so no card number is entered into I/NET. This ties the card number to the Individual ID. This is important and the major difference between using large card numbers and facility codes.

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