Best practice: setting up the locking system

You will save a great deal of time and effort if you set up your locking system systematically in an order sequence where you only need to open the windows once as far possible.

As a basic rule, the easiest way is to prepare the organisational structure first (see Organisational structure).

Experience has shown that the following approach is best:

  1. Create locations (see Creating a location).
  2. Create building (see Creating a building and assigning it to a location).
  3. Create the first schedule (see Creating a schedule).
  4. Create all required time groups (see Create time group).
  5. Create additional schedules, setting the time groups directly for each schedule while doing so.
  6. Create authorisation groups (see Authorisation groups).
  7. Create identification media and assign them directly to the authorisation groups and time groups when they are created (see Creating an identification medium and Restricting identification medium authorisations to specific times (time group)).
  8. Create locking devices and assign them directly to authorisation groups and schedules when they are created (see Creating a locking device and Limiting authorisations for locking devices to specific times (schedule)).
  9. Synchronise locking devices (see Synchronising the locking device (including reading access list)).
  10. Synchronise identification media (see Synchronise an identification medium (including importing physical access list)).

If you use this order sequence, you can use the results from the previous steps directly in the next steps:

Background knowledge for you to take into account for time management and authorisation groups:

Obviously, you can deviate from this sequence and first create identification media and locking devices without a time group, for example. However, if you need time management at a later stage, you will need to: