- Card Only
- Card + Pin
- Pin Only
Basically every manufacturer offers 1 and 2. RS2 does offer 3, but it is set at the reader level (meaning everybody has to use a pin for access at that reader and can't use the prox card).
I have a customer who's facility houses some permanent residents and offices for employees. They would like to disperse prox cards to those folks for their convenience.
Occasionally, they also rent parts of their facility to small groups for a few nights at a time. They would like to be forgoe generating and dispersing prox cards to those people and just give them a temporary pin for access. I've explained the inherent flaws in a PIN-only system, and they accept the additional risk in exchange for the convenience.
The problem is that I am not finding a system that makes that easy. I have read manuals for both RS2 and Kantech - and it is just not doable with those systems.
My last resort solution would be a separate reader and keypad at each door and just parallel the lock outputs. But then I am paying for extra controller inputs, separate keypad wiring, and a separate keypad itself. I would prefer putting a single device at the door (i.e. HID RPK40), and have the software handle this for me.
It feels like this is a simple matter of finding the right vendor that allows this option, but my goto Access Control vendors don't support it.