Connect API Release version v1.1.10.6

The latest application version (v1.1.10.6) / API release version v1 has been released on the 14th of February 2019. This maintenance release introduces a breaking change for the GET entries and GET incidents endpoints.

Functional changes:

  • Breaking: GET entries endpoint no longer uses next_page_link and count mechanism for paging, but a continuation token.
  • Breaking: GET incidents endpoint no longer uses next_page_link and count mechanism for paging, but a continuation token.
  • New endpoint GET /v1.1/sites/{site_id}/entries/export allows you to filter and export entries over a period of maximum 1 month in excel format.
  • New endpoint GET /v1.1/sites/{site_id}/incidents/export allows you to filter and export incidents over a period of maximum 1 month in excel format.
  • Important remark:

    Although we encourage all our partners to assess this change and look into how this affects your integration, we are not supporting this for all deployed sites (yet). Currently, data is only returned through this endpoint if your test site is marked as an "early birds" site. If you feel this is required in your case, please feel free to contact support. We will keep you informed when this is available for all sites.

    Since the last release (v1.0.9.10) we have made several enhancements and worked hard on new features, which warrant the release of a new version.

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    SALTO KS provides a flexible access control management system that requires no software installation or the added expense of a fully-wired electronic product. Modern cloud-based, wireless access control system is easy and simple to use for businesses including Coworking Spaces, Coliving Buildings, Purpose Built Student Accommodation, Retail, Multi-Tenant Housing, Gyms and many more. Our best in class wireless access control solution and smart locks guarantee the efficiency for your business. Integrate smart locks, start easily managing wireless access control now!

    Securing your coworking space

    As a coworking space owner, you have a long list of responsibilities, including protecting your space and members. It doesn’t come as a surprise that a high level of security is one of the most valued selling points of a coworking space. Taking care of multiple variations of security enables your members to work without a care in the world, and that should be exactly what you are aiming for! If you already adopted a cloud-based access control system like SALTO KS you are ahead of the game: Having knowledge on who goes where and when 24 hours a day.

    We defined the most important focus points for you to consider when securing your coworking space:

    Locking your doors, the smart way

    Every space has doors you rather don’t have an unfamiliar person walking into, such as your server room storing delicate hardware. By providing your members access to the SALTO KS app they get automatically restricted from going wherever you don’t want them to go. Creating an access group for a certain category of people enables you to decide during which time frames certain doors can be unlocked and by whom.

    Invest in cloud-based video surveillance

    It goes without saying it’s important to create a protected environment against break-ins or theft. Unfortunately, even in the most loving communities belongings get stolen or just lost. In that case, you are lucky if you have a (cloud-based) video surveillance system installed! The SALTO KS integration with Eagle Eye Networks makes it possible to even record your space 24 hours a day so you have everything on film, and watch in real-time to see what is going on in your business.

    Create a visitor policy

    In that same light, it’s helpful to set up your own visitor policy. Some spaces prefer a simple check-in or a wearable badge handed over by the receptionist. But all this takes time, effort, and an extra employee. With SALTO KS you are able to simply grant access to a visitor for a specific timeframe. Ensuring you this visitor is only able to visit the spaces you granted access to and in the timeframe of your choosing.

    Alarm and emergency exits

    All spaces need a solid alarm installation that protects your venue from break-ins. Not only to protect your space and members but also to protect your carefully accumulated reputation. With SALTO’s unique door guard unit, your emergency exits are protected at all times. You can use your tag to open the door, without setting the alarm off. In case of emergency, you’ll open the door without presenting your tag and the alarm will be triggered, informing everyone that there’s an emergency.

    Train your staff and members

    One of the most important aspects of security is your staff. They are the ones that will make that life-saving difference in the case of an emergency. A well-trained staff that has the knowledge what to do when for example a fire breaks out is crucial. Always make sure your members are aware of specific information like where the emergency exit(s) are situated. Having working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers and first aid kits present at all times and providing knowledge of their whereabouts is just as important.

    Online protection

    Being smart about locking your coworking space and reducing risk at emergencies isn’t the only way to make sure your space is fully protected. Unfortunately, we live in a digital world where it’s also possible that your coworking space security network might be attacked. By providing your members' information on how to safely surf the Internet will be of tremendous help in keeping a secure network. Purchasing an IP filtering system could help keep your space protected online. While your members surf the Internet in a safe way, you should also make sure your network is secured by a difficult password. The name of your cat just won’t do. Make sure you have a second network set up for your members and update the password every six months.

    Want to learn more about protecting your coworking space? Learn all about what SALTO KS can do for you.

    Get in touch to learn more about how we can integrate smart locks into your business!

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    SALTO KS provides a flexible access control management system that requires no software installation or the added expense of a fully-wired electronic product. Modern cloud-based, wireless access control system is easy and simple to use for businesses including Coworking Spaces, Coliving Buildings, Purpose Built Student Accommodation, Retail, Multi-Tenant Housing, Gyms and many more. Our best in class wireless access control solution and smart locks guarantee the efficiency for your business. Integrate smart locks, start easily managing wireless access control now!

    Improving UX/UI: the new SALTO KS

    Originating from the old Clay by SALTO, SALTO KS has shaped into the mature product it is today. Since we’re always pushing to make our products better, we hereby present some highlights of upcoming exciting improvements.

    As the amount of SALTO KS users is growing rapidly, our technology in both back and front-end has been improved for great flexibility. Also, user-feedback provided us with input to improve on the usability of the platform as well.

    In short, we took the opportunity to create a more advanced platform from both a technological and user-experience perspective.

    Longterm vision

    Improving the user experience overall isn’t only based on input from end-users, the marketing team or technological advancements. At the base of these changes, there are also specific goals that help develop the product in the right direction over time. These are some of the key statements we’ve made from the get-go:

    A unified user-experience: Today, the web and mobile apps offer different functionalities, while it makes more sense to unify more and more functions on all platforms.

    One visual language: Part of the above point, is not just to make all apps work, but also look the same. Therefore we’ve started setting up a design-system, securing consistent design of elements, regardless where they’re shown.

    UX/UI sweep: Some of the old functionalities in the web and mobile apps were no longer serving a purpose as our customers grew in size. While other features were still useable but could be designed in a different, better way.

    Let’s have a look at the most noticeable changes:

    Terminology

    Starting with the seemingly simple things; we changed some of the terminologies. The most obvious ones are Systems and Doors, which we now call Sites and Locks. Both changes make sense, for a site is referring to a location, and a lock is actually what the end-user is interacting with, whether on a door or on a locker. The door doesn’t open, but the lock unlocks.

    Also we’re no longer referring to home.saltoks.com, but app.saltoks.com. We’re approaching SALTO KS as an application, that is available via web or mobile.

    Terminology

    Web: Revised cards

    On a big screen, you can display information in a big way. We’ve always had a ‘cardview’ on desktop for Doors (Locks!), People and Access groups. Yet some of the information and functions in there are barely used, or deserve more emphasis. That’s why we decided to redesign the cards, focussing on displaying the status and available call-to-actions.

    Cards

    Wizards

    Some of the old flows, especially on the web-platform, were too complex to capture in a single screen. A great example of this is how you would set up an access group; one of the key functionalities of the product. Before; this was done in a single popup displaying all people, locks and timeframes. With larger sites, this did not work up to our standards. Therefore we’ve split up the different steps, keeping focus on a single task and offering explanation where needed. This is a wizard-type flow taking users step-by-step through a process. This is a design pattern that we apply for other flows as well, making the overall application more user friendly. These are also used in mobile apps where applicable.

    Wizard

    Hardware

    Probably the most difficult functionality throughout the interfaces is setting up the hardware for a site. Split between different tabs per hardware type, and one tab to connect all of them, this was a counter-intuitive way of working. Therefore we’ve combined all available functions and steps in a single screen, offering both a hardware overview and detailed step-by-step configuration. A clear listview is presented showing the connection between different hardware items. Also, the interface offers contextual actions; only items that can be added/removed, have actions available for it.

    Hardware

    By popular demand: New features!

    Next to the above descriptions we also did the following UX/UI updates:

    • Filter dropdown redesign for mobile apps
    • Toggle between card and listview on desktop
    • Simplified notifications

    That sums up what’s coming soon for SALTO KS, but we’re working on more! We have even more design changes coming up, and great new features such as Mobile Key (coming soon!). Keep track of our blog to keep updated on future developments of all our apps!

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    SALTO KS provides a flexible access control management system that requires no software installation or the added expense of a fully-wired electronic product. Modern cloud-based, wireless access control system is easy and simple to use for businesses including Coworking Spaces, Coliving Buildings, Purpose Built Student Accommodation, Retail, Multi-Tenant Housing, Gyms and many more. Our best in class wireless access control solution and smart locks guarantee the efficiency for your business. Integrate smart locks, start easily managing wireless access control now!

    Connect API Release version v1.0.9.10

    The latest application version (v1.0.9.10) / API release version v1 has been released on the 19th of November 2018. This maintenance release introduces new functionality. No API endpoints have changed, but some have been added.

    Functional changes:

  • Extended override_privacy_mode option in Hardware API for an Accessor to a site_user
  • Removed relation between site and mkey
  • Implemented logic to make the tag of the owner always the masterkey
  • Implemented notification to site owner when site is released by installer
  • Refactored entries endpoint to take advantage of the new User - Accessor relation
  • Added missing IQ server settings values into configuration
  • Hardware Services package updated to release 1.8.4
  • Bug fixes:

  • Extended override_privacy_mode option in Hardware API for an Accessor to a site_user
  • Removed relation between site and mkey
  • Since the last release (v1.0.9.8) we have made several enhancements and worked hard on new features, which warrant the release of a new version.

    Get in touch to learn more about how we can integrate SALTO KS into your business.

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    SALTO KS provides a flexible access control management system that requires no software installation or the added expense of a fully-wired electronic product. Modern cloud-based, wireless access control system is easy and simple to use for businesses including Coworking Spaces, Coliving Buildings, Purpose Built Student Accommodation, Retail, Multi-Tenant Housing, Gyms and many more. Our best in class wireless access control solution and smart locks guarantee the efficiency for your business. Integrate smart locks, start easily managing wireless access control now!

    Bring smart locks into your coworking business

    If you’re in the coworking business and looking to simplify your access control, take a look at this GWA blog post where the many benefits of integrating smart locks into your business are explained. Also be sure to read on to get more understanding of our out of the box smart lock solution SALTO KS!

    Access management is different for every business. Whether a software company for coworking businesses, a coworking space with a single location or a larger coworking brand with multiple locations; integrating smart lock technology with access control enables a seamless customer experience.

    SALTO Keys as a Service (KS) provides a flexible access control management system that requires no software installation or the added expense of a fully wired electronic product.

    Coworking space owners can easily manage access for their locations on-the-go; on top of opening doors remotely, blocking access, viewing entry activity and receiving activity messages on a smartphone.

    Controlling who goes where and when creates operational efficiency. With SALTO KS, coworking space managers can grant designated access to visitors, employees, or even delivery services whenever it is necessary for them to enter.

    So, no need for investment in application development; and wherever you are around the globe reap the benefits of trained and certified SALTO installers network worldwide.

    Regardless of the size coworking spaces need an access control solution. Here are a few of their core needs;

    • A quick start solution for cloud-based access control
    • Remotely opening any door, from anywhere
    • Controlling who goes where and when
    • Viewing door activity and receiving activity messages on your phone
    • Trained and certified hardware installer network worldwide


    Coworking spaces of any size leverage various tools to better manage their space and provide competitive member experience. That’s why coworking space owners might not only need an out of the box solution for access control but also options to integrate with their existing coworking tools; such as booking/reservation tools, community engagement tools, space management tools and many more.

    The Wheelhouse, an inspiring coworking space in Amsterdam offers desks and offices to creatives. Besides having SALTO locks on its doors, The Wheelhouse has maximised the benefits of SALTO KS! By integrating SALTO KS with the data-driven management platform Office R&D, The Wheelhouse succeeded in offering its members and staff an easy way to manage access to their coworking space, with very tasteful offices and meeting rooms.

    The integration allows for coworking space members to manage their bookings themselves. The members can reserve a room and get access for the requested time and unlock the door of the meeting room with their own tag or smartphone. By integrating SALTO KS with a management tool like Office R&D you will enjoy easy onboarding of members, reduced costs and an engaged community.

    Still wondering how the integration of access control can help improve customer experience? Imagine you’re a coworking space manager, already using a booking/reservation tool. Any data entered into one of your existing coworking tools; regarding users, rooms or time frame will automatically be converted to access rules in SALTO KS. So, no duplication of work!

    You can also improve your member experience by customised actions, making your members feel the most special in your space. By integrating SALTO KS with your coworking tool you can send customized welcome messages to first-timers, automatically invoice extended bookings, grant or deny access to cleaners depending on the usage of rooms and much more! 


    Managing access for your coworking space doesn’t seem that challenging anymore, does it?

    Reach out to us so we can help you reach a seamless customer experience in terms of access control.

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    SALTO KS provides a flexible access control management system that requires no software installation or the added expense of a fully-wired electronic product. Modern cloud-based, wireless access control system is easy and simple to use for businesses including Coworking Spaces, Coliving Buildings, Purpose Built Student Accommodation, Retail, Multi-Tenant Housing, Gyms and many more. Our best in class wireless access control solution and smart locks guarantee the efficiency for your business. Integrate smart locks, start easily managing wireless access control now!

    Welcome to the SALTO KS blog!

    We are proud to present you our first blog post on our brand new product blog!

    Inspiration, dedication, and passion have led SALTO Systems to become one of the world’s top five manufacturers of electronic access control systems in little more than 10 years.

    The access control software SALTO KS Keys as a Service is a byproduct of that inspiration, dedication and passion and feels every door deserves to be smarter.

    No matter your industry or the size of your business, we’ve got the cloud-based access control solution that fits your needs. You can be sure that we will be blogging about it as well!

    Make sure to check out our blog on a regular basis to keep up with the latest product updates, entry solutions, company news, upcoming events and many more topics from the world of access control!

    Can’t wait for the next blog post? Follow us on social media for daily news!

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    SALTO KS provides a flexible access control management system that requires no software installation or the added expense of a fully-wired electronic product. Modern cloud-based, wireless access control system is easy and simple to use for businesses including Coworking Spaces, Coliving Buildings, Purpose Built Student Accommodation, Retail, Multi-Tenant Housing, Gyms and many more. Our best in class wireless access control solution and smart locks guarantee the efficiency for your business. Integrate smart locks, start easily managing wireless access control now!