Virtually networked

Management of virtually networked locking systems.

Virtually networked blueSmart door components enable a data exchange with the PC/server through the normal key as an information carrier in the scope of every day key use without wiring or radio connection. This takes place in the background, unnoticed by the user.
The upload reader is the only online component in this concept and acts as the interface between the keys and the PC/server.

blueControl Start virtually and blueControl Pro performance comparison


With blueControl Start Virtual (BCS-V), Winkhaus offers an affordable entry-level package with which virtually networked locking systems can be managed easily and efficiently. blueControl Professional (BC Pro) is especially intended for users with the highest demands on functional and integration possibilities.




BC Pro

Employees and keys




Offline components (cylinder, readers, EAC)


Practically unlimited

Maximum number of access and upload readers



Cylinder time profiles



Time profile reader



Extensions (selection)

Client licence


Customer control


Additional modules (selection)

Visitor administration


Parking lot management



Room zone control



Picture comparison



Alarm management



Conference room management



Interface to Siemens HiMed



System management


TCP/IP interface to third-party systems



Hotel function


* only in combination with blueLine extension module
** optionally expandable

Entry-level in the virtual network

The starter package – blueControl Start virtual (BCS-V) – includes a programming device in addition to the software. However, this is only necessary in individual cases, such as for battery replacement, thanks to the virtual networking. With blueSmart, programming is sent directly to the online upload reader and thus the key. Routes for programming are eliminated.

The user software has an impressive modern and intuitively operated user interface and is especially tailored for users of smaller and medium-sized systems which operate full time with the software.


Performance Characteristics:

  • Basic version: Management of up to 300 employees and 100 door components
  • Locking plan management over the virtual network
  • Blocking function over a temporary period
  • Use via input assistant
  • Optional software modules or extensions:
    • Master record extension BCS-V for management of up to 700 employees and 350 door components
    • Logging function
    • Data protection module


System requirements:

  • Min. Pentium IV, 2.0 GHz, 1 GB RAM
  • Min. 2 GB of free hard disk memory
  • Windows 7 and 8 (32 and 64 Bit), Vista or XP
  • 1 x USB (2.0 / 3.0)
  • blueSmart locking system

For professionals in the virtual network

In comparison with blueControl Start virtual (BCS-V), the blueControl Professional (BC Pro) software is the all-rounder. It can be used to change or query commands from the key, settings on the door like release times, office mode or battery status.

Together with the blueLine Start or blueLine software modules and the virtual network, blueControl Professional is an ideal companion for demanding locking system management.
Offline components are networked virtually. In addition, all functions and additional modules of the online world can be used.


Required software/software modules:

  • blueControl Professional
  • Additional blueLine Start or blueLine module
  • Additional virtual networking module


Performance Characteristics:

  • Locking plan management over the virtual network
  • Transport of locking events via the virtual network
  • Feedback of remaining battery life via the virtual network
  • Change to the office function via command from the key
  • Viral distribution of blocking commands
  • Management of online readers for indoors and outdoors
  • Full functionality with blueSmart offline locking systems
  • Management of client licenses
  • Optional software modules or extensions:
    • all additional modules for the offline area
    • all additional modules for the online area


System requirements:

  • Min. Pentium IV, 2.0 GHz, 1 GB RAM
  • Min. 2 GB of free hard disk memory
  • Min. 10 Mbit network bandwidth for client PC
  • Windows 7 and 8 (32 and 64 Bit), Vista or XP
  • 1 x USB (2.0 / 3.0)
  • blueSmart locking System
Virtuell vernetzt

Software combinations for the virtual network