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Person Reader BluSKY™ Configuration Requisites

AC System in BluSKY must have unique PINs turned on


Remote Server with Person Reader Role must be created in BluSKY™



User must be created in BluSKY™


At least one card must be created and assigned to such user in BluSKY™

Cards must have a unique PIN associated with it


Note: A user can have multiple cards since access is assigned at the user level and not the card level. But the user can only use one of the Cards PIN when initially enrolling in the Person Reader if this is done by way of the PIN and afterward the same PIN will need to be provided when a Person Reader requests such user for a second factor to be provided in order to assert the user’s identity. The user can provide ANY of the cards associated to him when providing a second factor by way of using the Person Reader’s internal proximity reader when relevant (Not all Person Readers ship with an internal card reader, please confirm Person Reader bill of sale for further information related to the internal hardware included with your Person Reader).

Important: Once a user has been created in BluSKY, a card has been created and assigned with a unique PIN. The data will take 2 minutes in the worst-case scenario to download locally to the Person Reader via the LocalSynch process managed by the Remote Server functionality in BluSky.

Additionally, proper access rights must be assigned to such user when expecting the Person Reader to grant access based on a PAC connection to a Mercury Panel (Or any other Wiegand supported access control panel).



Person Reader Enrollment / Recognition Behavior

  • User presents his/her self in an arrival (Frontal face looking at the Person Reader camera area) to Person Reader where it was not previously biometrically enrolled. The Person Reader will provide feedback to the user when he or she is properly looking at the camera area every 3 seconds as a card reader would with a valid card read (single short beep)
  • The Person Reader attempts to biometrically recognize the user for at least 3 times. After failure to biometrically recognize the user for 3 times the Person Reader provides the user with the 2nd Factor Required, Feedback. Semi-circular LEDs on the Person Reader flashes yellow 5 times while making the sounds associated with access not granted (3 short beeps).
  • The Person Reader then shows in its display (Where a display is present) the PIN pad so the user can enter his/her unique PIN. Optionally in those Person Readers equipped with an internal card reader (See bill of sale to confirm your Person Reader has an internal card reader module installed), the user may present the card to the Reader. Below please note the area where the card reader module is present in the various Person Readers.


Note: Internal card reader module is located under the Person Reader camera area and to the left of the BluBØX logo.


Note: Card Reader module is located behind the mechanical PIN pad.

Important: When the user is providing his/her card to the Person Reader, the card MUST make physical contact with the surface of the Person Reader (Display Type, under the camera area and to the left of the BluB0X logo. PIN Pad Type: contact must be made against keypad) and allowed to remain for at least ½ second.

  • When the user presents his/her card or provides his/her uniquely associated PIN. The enrollment process then begins by using each Access Request (frontal face frame) during this arrival for beginning to develop an understanding of that Person’s unique biometric signature. Depending on the configuration (Recognition timeout) the Person Reader will continue using the Person’s access request for further maturing his/her biometric model at that particular Person Reader until initial completion. In the case of a short recognition timeout configured at the Person Reader, it will take several interactions (i.e. user presenting his/her second factor for being granted access at the particular access point) for the Person Reader to complete the initial enrollment process. The Person reader indicates completion of the data acquisition portion of the enrollment process for that particular user by quickly flashing its LEDs (top LED bar and semi-circular LEDs around the camera area) blue. This indicates the Person Reader has requested the users' information from memory and sends such data out to its retraining service for later recognition.
  • The biometric enrollment process for a user is completed when the Person Reader flashes its LEDs blue for a second time, indicating the retraining process has provided the result for its latest request. Even a user may have provided all of the required access requests for completing his/her enrollment process. The Person Reader will not begin to recognize him/her until the process above has taken place.


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