Making Keys

A key is made by selecting one or more doors and the schedule they may be opened. A single Key may be given to one or more people, giving them access to all the Key's doors. You may also decide whether someone can share their Key with guests. When making access changes for a group of people, just change their Key and everyone with that Key will be updated.  

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How do I give someone a new Key without changing their door codes? 

If you revoke someone's Key, their door codes for that Key's doors will be permanently deleted. To avoid this, you must first give them the new Key with those same doors. For example, Tracy has Key A with Door 1 and Door 2. To move Tracy to Key B (also with Door 1 and Door 2), give Tracy Key B first and then revoke Key A. Their door codes will remain the same. 

 

Instructions

  1. Add the person to the new Key
  2. Remove them from the old Key

 

Strategies for setting up your Keys

Managing everyone is easier when you have the fewest number of Keys. 

 

Considerations

  • Which group of people may unlock the same set of doors during the same hours?
  • Which group of people may share the same set of doors? 

 

Example: Keys for a residential complex

1800 Main St is a complex with 200 apartments and 20 amenities with different types of people who need access: 

  • Vendors that work only during business hours, may generally only access entrances, some amenities and all service areas. They must not be able to share their key with guests. 
  • Employees that only work during business hours but must access certain show apartments and the amenities and offices. Other employees, such as the maintenance team, must be able to access all entry doors, service spaces and amenities 24/7. Generally, employees shouldn't be able to share their key with guests.
  • Residents that must be able to access all entry doors and their apartment 24/7, but only access amenities during certain hours. Additionally, residents may have guests but must escort them to amenities. 

 

Keys:

  • Apartment Keys for each of the 200 units, such as "Unit 205C", given to each of their respective resident leaseholders with 'May share Key' turned on. 
  • "Amenities" Key with all amenity doors given to residents with 'May share Key' turned off
  • "Employee All Access 24/7" Key with all doors, except for occupied apartments, given to employees that need to access the entire building 24/7, with 'May share key' turned off.  
  • "Employee Business hours" Key with all doors, except occupied apartments, with door schedules set to 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and given with 'May share Key' turned off. 
  • "Residences" Key with all entry doors given to residents with 'May share Key' turned on. 
  • "Tour" Key with all unoccupied apartment doors, given to all employees when giving a tour with 'May share Key' turned on so they can demo functionality to prospective residents. 
  • "Vendors" Key with all the entrances, service spaces and amenities, each with 8:00 am to 6:00 pm door schedules and given with 'May share Key' turned off.