There are more than 1,500 card readers in USF's One Card network, and each reader displays its current status.
SWIPING YOUR USF ONE CARD AT A CARD READER
A reader with a solid or blinking green light indicates that the door is unlocked and a card swipe is not required for entry. (This occurs on most perimeter doors during normal operating hours.) A reader with a solid or blinking red light indicates that the door is locked and a card swipe is required for entry.
Some doors will not have a light illuminated when they are in the
locked mode. Also, for added security, most doors to individual
residence-hall rooms and offices (when equipped with a card reader)
also require a PIN to unlock them.
When you swipe a card at a locked door, one of three responses is given: A green light indicates that access is granted A non-changing light indicates that a) you swiped your card
incorrectly, b) your card is damaged and possibly demagnetized, or c)
the card reader isn't reading cards at the moment. For issues with a
non-changing light, please visit our office or phone us to report the