Specifying a PIN Keypad Reader
By Francisco Alcala
West Coast Sales Manager, Farpointe Data
In access control, a PIN stands for Personal Identification Number. This is the code entered into the system via a keypad. Farpointe's keypad readers support PINs comprised of characters, including numbers, letters and symbols. PINs are typically four to six characters in length, though they may be longer or shorter, depending upon purpose. PINs are not just used in electronic access control. They are used just about everywhere including applications as varied as banking, computer unlock and car access. There's even an international standard that applies to PINs, ISO-9564, published by the International Organization for Standardization.