NAPCO Introduces Indoor/Outdoor BioReader Keypad

The BioReader is easy to program, and functions as a mean and lean biometric access controller when deployed as a standalone, or an element in a powerful security management device when integrated with a GEM or other alarm panel.


The ENTER key must be pressed after entering a PIN Code. Entering a PIN Code without pressing ENTER will result in a time out in 10 seconds, and access will not be granted.

When a correct code is entered or a valid finger is presented,the integral relay activates, the green LED flashes and three beeps sound.

The Stand-Alone Master Code is used when enrolling and deleting User IDs or when programming the system.

This code is managed by the GEM-BIOPRINT internal firmware memory. (The factory default Stand-Alone Master Code is “’123”).

NOTE: To ensure maximum security, it is recommended to change the Stand Alone Master Code. Extreme care must be taken to save and store the Master Code.

The Stand Alone Master Code can be from 1 to 6 digits long, or a fingerprint can be programmed to be used in place of the numeric Stand-Alone Master Code.

User ID

In Stand-Alone Mode, each user must be given a User ID number (from 1-100) to which a fingerprint is then assigned.

A PIN Code may also be assigned to this same User ID number if desired. Therefore, if a User ID number is assigned both a PIN Code and fingerprint, either may be used to operate the integral relay when the unit is in use.

Assigning fingerprints and/or PIN to a User ID number requires first placing the GEM-BIOPRINT into “ADD Mode.” Then User ID numbers can be entered, and newly presented fingerprints (and PINs) can be assigned to the User ID number.

When in ADD Mode, the green LED blinks slowly. After 10 seconds of inactivity, ADD Mode will time-out and exit, so pay attention, and don’t dilly dally. The process is very simple and fast to perform.

Adding “Fingerprint Only”

Enter into ‘ADD Mode’ by pressing “CMD”, followed by “7”; the Standalone Master Code (default is 1-2-3), then ENTER.

The unit will beep and the red and green LEDs will blink in unison three times, indicating you’ve performed this step correctly.

The green LED will blink slowly. You have 10 seconds to begin the enrollment process, or else the BioReader will leave programming mode and you will need to begin all over again.

Next enter a User# ID (from 1 to 100) by pressing the number then ENTER (the unit will beep twice)

lf a User ID number is already used, the GEM-BIOPRINT sounder sounds a one-second steady tone and rejects the entry. Next press “0” and ENTER; (two beeps);

Present the finger to be enrolled to the fingerscanner. Successful enrollment will produce three beeps. You are done enrolling this finger.

Adding “Fingerprint & PIN”

Enter into ‘Add Mode’ by pressing “CMD”; “7”; The Standalone Master Code (default is 1-2-3); then ENTER.

The unit will beep and the red and green LEDs will blink in unison three times indicating you’ve performed this step correctly.

The green LED will blink slowly. You have ten seconds to begin the enrollment process, or else the unit will leave programming mode and you will need to begin all over again.

Next enter a User# ID (from 1 to 100) by pressing the number then ENTER (the unit will beep twice)

lf a User ID number is already used, the GEM-BIOPRINT sounder sounds a one-second steady tone and rejects the entry.

Next press the desired PIN Code, then ENTER; (two beeps).

Present the finger to be enrolled to the fingerscanner. Successful enrollment will produce three beeps. You are done enrolling this finger & PIN Code.

Deleting a Fingerprint

Deleting a fingerprint requires first placing the GEM- BIOPRINT into “DELETE Mode”, then “clearing” the User ID number

Enter DELETE Mode by pressing CMD; “9”; Standalone Master Code (default is 1-2-3); then ENTER (3 beeps).

Note: When in DELETE Mode, the red LED blinks slowly; after 10 seconds of inactivity, DELETE Mode will time-out and exit.

Enter the User lD# associated with that fingerprint; ENTER (3 beeps)

Leave DELETE Mode by pressing “CMD”; “CMD.”

Our BioReader was able to read fingers fast, and displayed a lower false reject ratio than most of the other units we’ve tried. This means faster throughput and better user acceptance once it is deployed.

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