How the Electronic Masterkey System works
Simply replace cylinders
Simply replace your existing mechanical cylinders with EKA cylinders. EKA cylinders are the exact dimensions of the cylinders they are replacing. There is no wiring or power required at the door.
Keys are assigned
EKA keys are assigned. The keys are programmed to give that individual his or her personal access privileges. For instance the key can be programmed to allow access from 8am to 6pm on weekdays and 10am to 4pm Sundays. It can also be
programmed to expire on a specific date at a specific time.
Keys meet locks
When an EKA key meets an EKA lock, an information exchange occurs to determine whether the key has access to that specific lock cylinder. The event and time is stored in both the lock and the key. Attempted access is also stored in the lock and key.
By giving the EKA keys expiry times you ensure users regularly update their keys. Keys are updated at an easily accessible authoriser keyport which is linked to your stand-alone computer or network. When validating keys, the system downloads the
key’s audit data and uploads new access privileges to the key.
The system is controlled centrally through proprietary stand alone or web-based software. Customised audit reports and automatic notifications on suspicious activities can be automatically generated via email.