Create locking system

With AXM Classic, you have the freedom to use multiple locking systems (see Locking systems for background information on locking systems).

You have probably already created your first locking system with the wizard after starting your project (see First steps after a new installation). You can create additional locking systems in the Locking Systems tab:


Keep locking system password accessible and secure

The locking system password is the most important password of all. For security reasons, SimonsVoss is not able to reset any components without a locking system password or backup. There is no general master key.

It is no longer possible to program components if the locking system password is no longer known or can no longer be recovered from a backup. The components must be removed from locks and disposed of, which takes a great deal of effort.

  1. Ensure that authorised persons can be view and/or access the locking system password at any time.
  2. Take into account both foreseeable events (e.g. locking system administrator retires) and unforeseeable events (e.g. locking system administrator leaves post).
  1. AXM Classic open.
  1. Click on the orange AXM icon .
  2. AXM bar opens.
  3. Select the Locking Systems entry in the SETTINGS group.
  4. The Locking Systems tab with a list of all locking systems in the database will open.
  5. Click on the New button.
  6. The Locking system window will open.
  7. Enter a name for your locking system in the Name field.
  8. Select which identification media your locking system should support ( ,Transponder only Cards only or Transponders & cards) from the Type drop-down menu.
  9. NOTE


    Do not activate cards as a “precaution”

    Cards (or RFID inlays, tags, etc.) have limited storage space. For this reason, only a limited number of locking device IDs from your locking system can be used with cards (see Cards and locking device IDs). You can find the exact number in Section Card templates – the locking device IDs 0 to 127 are reserved for internal purposes.

    Example: MC1000L_AV uses locking device IDs 0-1127. You can create 64,000 locking devices and use them for transponders, but only 1,000 of them can be used for your cards (namely those with a locking device ID between 128 and 1127).

    1. Select Transponder if you do not expect cards or similar RFID identification media to be used.
    2. Activate cards later if required (see Enable cards or transponders).
  10. The Card configurations tab is displayed for Cards only or Transponders & cards.
  11. Enter a description in the Description field if required.
  12. If you wish to use PIN code keypads in your locking system: Expand the Options area and activate the Use PIN code keypads check box.
  13. Click on the Password tab
  14. Window switches to the Password tab.
  15. Enter the locking system password for your new locking system in the Password field.
  16. Re-enter the locking system password in the Confirm password field.
  17. A coloured bar shows you how secure your password is.
  18. If your locking system is type Transponder only, you are now ready.
  19. Use the Additional locking systems button to switch to the next tab or complete the entries with the Finish button.
  20. Window switches to the Card configurations tab.
  21. Enter your card configuration here (see Adding a card configuration for card configuration).
  22. Click on the Finish button.
  23. Window Locking system closes.
  1. New locking system is listed.

You can find information on your locking system’s structure sequence here: Best practice: setting up the locking system.