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Feature Focus

Spotlight on key features of the Cogito system and the value they provide to customers.

Customizing User Profiles

Cogito comes with a comprehensive set of identification criteria for each user’s access control profile.

These include the standard name and title, address, employee number, title, department and so on. However, several customers have needed to add additional data to a cardholder’s profile. One major corporate client recently added 40 “custom fields” to their company's user database such as:

  • Driver’s License number
  • Whether they had any special accessibility needs
  • Mother’s maiden name (to prove identity)
  • Vehicle license plate, make, model and color
  • Date of hiring
  • Serial numbers of equipment issued (laptop and phone)
  • Additional details of their office location

All these were easily added through the Cogito’s Custom Field Editor. The Custom Field Editor enables fields to be created, edited and moved around the interface. Fields can be created in a number of formats:

  • Text
  • Time & Date
  • Check Box
  • Combo Box (drop down menu)
  • Number

Further features enable the content of a field to be made non-editable once it has been entered.

A typical user profile appears on a number of tabs including:

  • General (name and other identifying info)
  • Credentials (information regarding cards, PIN access etc.)
  • Pictures of user and their signature
  • Absences schedule

Fields can be added to an existing tab, or a new tab can be created. There is no limit to the number of tabs or the number of fields.

Additionally, through our software development kit (SDK) we were able to link the Cogito integrated security system with other corporate systems such as the human resources management system which contained much of the identifying information for the users; and asset tracking for details on laptops and phones.

Please contact us for more information on how we can create fully customized user profiles for your customer.

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