Cumbersome key rings are a thing of the past: Securing and administering buildings electronically

White paper provides information and an overview

In the digital age, locking systems no longer only provide security in public properties. They help with flexible organisation and make an important contribution to cost and energy efficiency. An electronic access solution with the Winkhaus blueSmart system is easy to install and manage.

A blueSmart system can reliably secure all areas such as the town hall, building yard, schools and daycare centres or even critical infrastructure. Just one electronic key on the keyring opens all doors – even in furniture. There is no need to change the locking system if a key is lost. The individual access rights of employees are administered at one central PC and can be adjusted with only a few mouse clicks.

A blueSmart locking system controls indoor and outdoor access. It can also be optionally connected to existing systems such as building control technology, time recording, canteen billing or alarm, energy or car park management. Changes in the organisational structure can be implemented quickly and cost-effectively.

Components form a virtual network
The combination of blueSmart as a passive, key-operated system that communicates its data via a virtual network was unique on the market at the time of its market launch and has been continuously perfected over the years. The network works offline and wirelessly between the electronic components installed in the door, which communicate with each other using blueSmart keys as an information medium. Unlike conventional network infrastructures, there is no need for extensive cabling, a large number of converters or interference-prone radio links. Only the upload readers must be connected to the computer with the administration software via LAN. blueSmart organises locking systems with up to 195,000 components – even across different locations.

A wide selection of different electronic door components are available. At the heart are the flush-mounted profile cylinders with integrated power supply via a long-life battery that lasts up to ten years. They can be installed “plug & play” in any DIN profile cylinder lock. The blueSmart key automatically transmits information and commands to all types of door components in the background during day-to-day use. The key for the battery-operated locking cylinders is battery-free, waterproof (IP 68), resistant to hand sanitiser and has an RFID chip inside that transfers both programmed transactions and data read from door components. As an alternative to blueSmart keys, ID cards, key tags or transponder bracelets can also be used for electronic door handles, access readers and furniture locks.

The system offers suitable solutions for a wide range of applications – in normal everyday use and in emergency situations. This also includes anti-barricade cylinders (amok cylinders) as well as battery-operated electronic keys for battery-free cylinders.

Administration via app – suitable for working from home
The battery-operated “blueSmart Active” keys are also used in combination with the blueSmart App to manage the system – indepedent from the workstation in the office. This means that access authorisations can even be received on the go via mobile (iOS) devices. Electronic locking cylinders and access readers can be programmed in the same way – as an alternative to a stand-alone programming device. For example, during a security walk-around of the building. For security reasons the technology works without storing data in a cloud or on a smartphone.

White paper provides tips for planning
There are many good arguments for an electronic locking system. That’s why the technology for public buildings is now standard. What needs to be taken into account before investing in a new system and what needs to be taken into account during planning? Which systems are available? How does the administration of the system work? The Winkhaus white paper answers these questions and more.


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