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Network Modules

The iLOQ Network Module enables the remote programming of locks and keys through the Internet. By using the iLOQ Network Module, you do not have to travel to the lock connected to a network module, to program the lock.

The figure below depicts the iLOQ Network Module operating principle.

Figure: iLOQ Network Module
iLOQ Network Module

There are four types of network modules:

  • Net bridge — Net bridge is connected to a number of door modules. It requests the server for tasks related to the door modules, and the locks connected to the modules. The locks obtain the time from Net bridge.

    Net bridge is part of the iLOQ S10 Online product family.

  • Net box — Net box is connected to a number of locks, and it requests the server for tasks related to those locks. The locks obtain the time from Net box.

    Net Box polls the server with one-hour intervals, and checks if any changes have been made to the settings, or if there are any lock programming tasks waiting in the queue. If needed, you can carry out programming immediately by inserting one of the locking system keys in the key programming hot spot; in this case, the network module polls the server immediately.

    It is also possible to configure Net Box in such a way that modifications are sent from the server to the network module immediately. This requires certain measures on the customer network (for example, a firewall protocol).

    Through Net box, you can remotely:

    • Change the access rights of a lock.
    • Fetch the lock audit trail.
    • Blacklist a lost key.
    • Control two relay outputs. You can use the relay outputs to operate relays for various purposes. You can, for example, create schedules for the relay-connected motor locks. In this way, you can allow access without a key to premises during daytime on weekdays, and keep the doors locked at night and on weekends.
  • However, it is not possible to accidentally reset locks, or make the initial programming of locks through Net box.

    If a Key programming hotspot is connected to Net box, you can also:

    • Change the access rights of a key.
    • Change the time limitations of a key.
    • Convert an existing key to a replacement key.
  • Key scheduler — Key scheduler is a robot that you can use to automatically:

    • Change key end dates within a defined time interval.
    • Increase the access right version number within a defined time interval.
  • If a Key programming hotspot is connected to Key scheduler, you can also:

    • Change the access rights of a key.
    • Change the time limitations of a key.
    • Convert an existing key to a replacement key.
  • Remote station — Remote station is a convenient way to centrally manage iLOQ S10 Locking System, but distribute the offline lock programming tasks across the field.

    In practice, Remote station is a locked box that contains:

    • Initialised keys that can be taken in use remotely.
    • The Programmer for programming the remote offline locks and, of course, keys.
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