CyberKey Electronic Smart Keys

How It Works

Electronic IC CylinderStep 1 – Install Your High Security Locks

Replace existing mechanical cylinders with CyberLock electronic cylinders. Each CyberLock cylinder is an electronic version of a standard mechanical lock cylinder. Installation requires no wiring, and the cylinder does not contain a battery, simply remove the existing mechanical cylinder and replace it with a CyberLock cylinder.

Program Electronic KeysStep 2 – Program Your Electronic Keys

Assign CyberKey smart keys to users. CyberKey smart keys are programmed with access privileges for each user and contain a list of locks the user may open with a schedule of days and times they are allowed access. For instance, a key can be programmed to allow access from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. It can also be programmed to expire on a specific date at a specific time for increased security.

Electronic Padlock and KeyStep 3 – Open Your High Security Locks

When a CyberKey meets a CyberLock, the cylinder is energized and an information exchange occurs to determine if the key has access to that specific lock cylinder. If authorized, the lock will open. Both the lock and key record all access events, including access granted and unauthorized access attempts.

Program Electronic Keys

Step 4 – Gather Your Audit Trail

When a key is presented to a communication device, the key’s audit trail is downloaded and new access privileges are uploaded. Expiring keys frequently ensures users regularly update their keys. An expired key will not work until it is updated.

Step 5 – View Your Audit Trail

Audit Trail

The CyberLock system is managed through CyberAudit management software. Customized audit reports and periodic notifications on suspicious activities can be automatically generated via email.