Cipher mode might sound like a complicated technological function, but it’s actually easy to understand and put into use. Any readers in your space that have a keypad can enter cipher mode, which restricts access and improves office security. In simple terms, cipher mode is an operating function that requires users to enter a master key before allowing card access. This means that spaces normally protected just by card readers, like conference rooms and elevators, say, can gain an extra layer of security at the click of a button.
When your readers are in cipher mode, anyone whose access card normally works on these spaces must also know a certain code that they must physically enter into the keypad to allow their cards to work. In the event of a lost card or a security breach, cipher mode keeps your space safer by refusing use to anyone who might have a card that is not theirs, preventing unwanted access.