The reader is self could have it be set to not be unless a proper card is presented also.
IPVMU Certified | 07/02/14 06:13pm
This could also mean the reader is not wired to beep when cards are read. For example, many HID readers use the yellow wire to connect the beeper to the controller:
The reader could function normally without beeping.
I have a HID 6005 (125 kHz only)reader that beeps regardless if I present an 125 kHz or 13.56 MHz card.
I think you actually need to examine the wiring between the reader and controller to confirm whether it is connected correctly.
IPVMU Certified | 07/02/14 06:32pm
Also, check to make sure the new card's facility code (or factory code) matches what the reader is configured to read.
If the reader does not beep, it is not a compatible format. If you have iClass readers, and your customer purchased his own cards, chances are he purchased Prox cards and not iClass cards.
Is the "beep" from the HID reader when you swipe a blank card, the only way to know if a card is incompatible ??
Also, semantically, you present a card to a reader, if you are swiping, it may be too quick for the reader to read it. And when you say blank card I am assuming you mean not programmed, because a blank card will not beep. I am also assuming you do not have two cards back to back, the reader will not beep with this configuration either.
Interesting. Don't you integrator ninjas all have a "data wedge" in your toolkit? Some sort of widget that reads a card and blurts out information (including tech used and card values) to RS-232 or something PC-readable?
All hid readers will beep when a compatible card is presented. The beeper wire will make the reader beep when the panel tells it to do so. We never connect the beep wire. A lot of modern access control panels have the capability to read the raw data from a card. Keep in mind that you may still need to determine the card format and bit break out ( facility code, site code, card number ...) A good tool to read card with a computer is from RF IDEAS. That have various card readers that can read any different card technologies.