You can distribute system administration by allowing one user to order, that is, approve, programming changes to keys. Another user, for example, with limited usage rights, can carry out ordered programming tasks, but cannot modify the content of these programming tasks.
From the perspective of iLOQ Locking System, keys can be divided into two categories:
Logical keys — Logical keys are key definitions that exist on iLOQ Manager only.
The logical key programming states are presented in the figure below:
Physical keys — Physical keys refer to the actual keys that open locks.
The physical key programming states are presented in the figure below:
Due to the nature of the offline system, it is important to understand that the state of the physical keys at the site and the state of the logical keys may differ in the state transition phase. Only when the key programming state is Programmed, the physical key and the logical key have the desired, matching configuration. In all other states, there may be tasks pending for the key. Thus, the Programmed state is always the desired state for the keys in the system.
On the software, it is important to understand whether the logical key has a physical counterpart or not. If the logical key has a ROM_ID in the software, it also has a physical counterpart. If the logical key does not have a ROM_ID in the software, it is only a definition of a new key. Thus, the logical key programming state does not indicate whether the logical key has a physical counterpart or not.