Changing locking system password


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).



Programming required after changed locking system password

All data exchanged between locking devices and identification media is encrypted. The locking system password is required for this encryption. This means that a change in locking system password needs to be communicated to all locking devices and all identification media.

Changing the locking system password causes the greatest programming requirement of all possible changes in your database.

  1. Old locking system password is known.
  2. 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 locking system whose password you wish to change.
  6. The locking system window will open.
  7. Click on the Password tab.
  8. Window switches to the Password tab.
  9. Enter the old locking system password in the Old password field.
  10. Enter a new locking system password with at least 8 characters in the New Password (to protect file) field.
  11. A coloured bar shows you how secure your password is.
  12. Confirm the new locking system password in the Confirm password field.
  13. Click on the Finish button.
  14. Warning message appears about the expected scope of programming required.
  15. Click on the Yes button.
  16. Warning message closes.
  1. Locking system password has been changed.