Custom card formats - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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Security Center 5.9
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In addition to the standard card formats that are supported in Security Center, you can define custom card formats with unique data fields.

You can define custom card formats in Config Tool from the General settings view in the Access control task.

Benefits of custom card formats

Creating custom card formats has the following benefits:
  • You can manually enroll a new card using a standard workstation keyboard, whereas a card with an unknown format can only be enrolled using a card reader.
  • You can view the card number in the Config Tool and the Security Desk, whereas data for unknown card formats cannot be displayed.
  • You can import cards using custom formats with the Import tool.
  • You can enroll cards automatically, with a card reader, or manually in bulk, without a card reader, using the Credential management task.