Office Mode permanently unlocks the door, which means everyone can open the door without presenting a tag or digital key. SALTO KS offers different types of Office Modes, which ensure maximum security and flexibility for your space.
‘Regular’ or ‘Manual’ Office Mode (MOM):
This mode unlocks a door permanently until a user, with the right role/permission, locks the door again. If you want to set a lock into Regular Office Mode, you can either use the web- or mobile app or perform an action on the lock itself. If you would like to do the latter, there are two ways to do that, depending on your lock. If you have an older type of escutcheon, you can simply present a valid tag with proper permission while holding the inside handle. On newer BlueNet cylinders and escutcheons, you only have to present the Tag for more than 5 seconds. The permission needed for this mode is called Manual Office Mode (MOM), which is set on a per-user basis, which can be found under user settings.
Easy Office Mode (EOM):
This mode, just like the MOM, unlocks the door continuously, but with the difference of following a set schedule. This means that people with the right permission can put locks into Office Mode during a specific time frame by using their tag. When the schedule is active, presenting a tag will put a lock in- or out of Office Mode. Outside of the schedule, presenting the tag will regularly and temporarily unlock the door. When a lock is in Easy Office Mode and the set time frame ends, it will lock itself automatically.
This feature is helpful for granting easy access, requiring no remote action to set a lock into Office Mode. The user permission for this mode can also be found in the user detail page under lock permissions called ‘Easy Office Mode (EOM).’ The EOM schedule is defined on the lock details page.
If you still have questions about this functionality, please feel free to reach out to Salto support
Here at SALTO KS, there are no measly ‘’staff’ or ‘’employees’’ or ‘’workers’’. Here, there are only Bricks. Bricks are durable, strong, and when they’re together, they’re unbreakable! That is precisely the vision our founders had for this company. They wanted their Bricks to be knowledgeable and experienced, and for each Brick to bring something new to the table. The Bricks’ motto: work hard, play hard.
Feature teams: At SALTO KS, we have four interconnected feature teams. These are the CORE team, CONNECT team, LARRY team, and ACA team. You will hear all about what these teams have been doing at the Sprint Review meetings.
Sprint review: A company wide meeting that takes place every other Friday and is hosted by our product manager, Cem A. Here, the developers get the chance to inform the rest of the SALTO KS team what they have been working on for the past two weeks and explain what the plan is for the next two weeks.
Cloud-based access control system
To put it simply, it is a fancy term for wireless electronic locks. In SALTO KS terms it’s so much more! Business owners, property managers or admins can control the access levels of their members so that complete strangers are not able venture freely into your private property, and the respective rooms within it. They can even open doors remotely or send a single-use ‘’key’’ to an individual who requires only temporary access. The fact that it’s cloud-based means that the system is not stored on local servers, but on the internet instead.
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There are all kinds of coworking facilities all over the world! Coworking is basically a shared office space for entrepreneurs, independent workers, freelancers, businesses or all of the above. They often provide equipment or services for the worker or business at a more affordable rate than regular workspace renting, and also provide opportunities to network with others! Entrepreneurs often rent access to the space on a monthly basis, but the shared workspaces are fundamentally built on flexibility so they can suit virtually any business needs.
Opening a door with a Tag, Digital Key, or PIN, remote openings, and rejected access are all examples of Events that the Site Admin can view in his event log. His event log will also show intrusion attempts, doors left open, or simply when a lock has a low battery.
We at SALTO KS pride ourselves on being flexible, which is where Integrations comes in. Our clients and partners can integrate our system into their preferred software, or integrate other solutions with our smart locks. This has the potential to combine key solutions into a single platform to enable virtually any need you and your space might require.
No, we’re not talking about the intelligence measurement here. In SALTO terms, the IQ is the central hub of the particular Site. It receives all changes and settings from the SALTO KS application and ensures that all locks are updated within seconds. The IQ therefore serves as the brain of your site, connects your wireless locks to the cloud and can be extended by adding additional repeaters if needed.
Larry is our maintenance guy in the form of a Support tool. Our KS Core clients get access to Larry, but we (SALTO KS) have the access as well. Larry has a split personality: Larry C(commissioning) and Larry S(support). Larry C manages hardware, such as installments, connecting new locks to IQs or new tags to locks. Larry S shows the status of the Site in question. He shows events, manages subscriptions, and provides all kinds of support. Larry only talks to trained support staff.
SALTO locks can go on any door in the world, regardless of the strangeness of the door! There are three types of SALTO locks! The first is XS4 Electronic Escutcheons which can be thought of as the standard lock. It fits most doors, even ones with narrow frames. The next is the XS4 Geo Cylinder, used for doors where it’s impossible to fit the other one. It goes right where the keyhole usually is on regular doors. Last but not least, we have the XS4 Wall Reader. The name is very descriptive, as it is fitted on a wall instead of the door itself. Used for sliding doors and electronic gates, for example.
The key that lives within your smartphone. Just activate it in the KS app, or use the SALTO KS Widget, and tap your phone to the lock! There you have it, you have just unlocked a door with your smartphone.
If the out-of-the-box isn’t enough for a client, then we recommend KS Connect. This allows our clients to integrate our product with tools the client already has! We give you all the tools and support you need to integrate cloud-based smart locks to your existing business and product portfolio. These could be alarm or intercom companies, video surveillance, management tools, and more. We have two stable services we offer (which you can read all about under KS Services), and lots and lots of KS Connect partners!
KS Core provides our clients with the opportunity to use our APIs to build their own access control solution! Not anyone can get KS Core though, it’s an elite club. The client has to have a skilled development team as well as a large customer base and a global presence. KS Core allows our clients to preserve their brand identity, host their own user data, and customize to their hearts’ delight!
KS Custom is perfect for clients who want to preserve their brand identity, but don’t have the capacity or resources to build their own access control solution! In technical terms, the client gets our hardware and app, but gets to have his or her own front end. In simpler terms, it’s basically the SALTO KS product, with another brand’s name on it, complete with customized branding.
We have two KS Service integration partners for our SALTO KS customers. The first is Eagle Eye, a video surveillance system that fits brilliantly with our product. Let’s say that a Site administrator gets a notification that a door in one of his buildings has just been opened, but it’s after hours and he’s not expecting anyone to be there. Instead of racing down to his building armed with a baseball bat, he can simply open his SALTO KS app, go to the event tab, and click on the event. The Eagle Eye integration shows a 30-second video clip of the event, starting 5 seconds before the door was opened. The other trusty KS Services partner is Comelit, a specialist in intercom systems. How do smart locks and intercoms work together, you ask? Easy. When a guest is at your door, you will get the call to your smartphone, tablet, or whichever device you favour and easily unlock your door from your SALTO KS app. If your intercom is equipped with a camera, you can even see who’s at the door, and decide if you’d like to let them in.
The SALTO KS PIN locks make Tags and mechanical keys obsolete! Just enter the pin code on the keypad to unlock, easy! Site admins can also generate and assign a secure and authentic single-use pin code to guests to grant temporary access. This keyless entry provides a high level of enhanced security as well as convenience.
Pod is a relatively new feature! It allows building managers to create small groups (Pods) of tenants. This allows the Pod members to invite guests over during a certain time frame. The purpose of this is to delegate a few of the building manager’s responsibilities to his or her tenants, as well as giving tenants the freedom of managing their own space. A Pod can be a floor within a building such as an apartment or an office that’s managed by its Pod members (tenants).
How annoying would it be to unlock the same door at your workplace ten times a day? Answer: very annoying. Office mode is the state a lock is in, when it is permanently unlocked. This allows anyone to enter the lock without a SALTO KS tag. That’s why Site admins can implement an Office mode, where during a certain time of the day, people can open a door without presenting a Tag or a Digital key. They can do this in two ways: Easy Office mode (EOM) and Manual Office Mode, where they choose certain hours where the door is unlocked.
Easy Office Mode
In Easy Office Mode mode (EOM), the lock stays unlocked, but now it is combined with a set schedule. This schedule allows for selected people to put it in Office Mode, at selected times, using their Tag. During the time the schedule is active, presenting a Tag will put a lock either in or out of Office Mode. Outside the schedule, presenting the Tag will result in a regular, temporary Tag-opening. When a lock is in Easy Office Mode and the timeframe ends, it will lock itself automatically. This feature is useful for granting easy access, requiring no remote action to set the lock in Office Mode.
Manual Office Mode
Manual Office Mode (MOM) offers the ability to (dis)engage Office Mode on an escutcheon by simply presenting a valid SALTO KS Tag while holding the inside handle on RFnet locks, or by presenting the tag for more than 5 seconds on a BLUEnet lock. Any type of lock can also be put in Manual Office Mode via the Web or Mobile App. A person with Manual Office Mode rights can manually engage Manual Office Mode on every lock in a Site according to the access groups this person is in. The lock will stay in Office Mode until a User with the right role/permissions locks it again.
Allows users to open a door even when the IQ is online or disconnected. Very handy if someone accidentally shuts the power off! However, a user must be assigned the rights to offline access.
Used by admins to open doors remotely. Perfect for when you’re stuck in traffic but your guest or maintenance guy has arrived at your door!
It’s used when the signal from the IQ can’t reach particular locks. Think of a repeater as an invisible extension cord!
SALTO KS (Keys as a Service)
SALTO KS is our out-of-the-box product, the users get our hardware and our solution, with the SALTO KS app. This is the ‘’standard’’ solution, and where it all started.
Although a smartphone is often used to open the SALTO locks, a Tag can also be used. It is a mechanical fob/tag that can be attached to one’s keychain and is pressed against the SALTO lock to open the door.
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Operating systems supported by SALTO KS are Windows 10 and Mac OS 10.12 or higher.
An access control system is a technology-based system that provides security solutions, allowing you to manage, monitor and control who goes where and at what time within an organization. This operates through modern electronic means as opposed to mechanical locks and keys. The system thereby provides centralized management and regulation, without the cost and complexity of physical access systems.
Door access control systems can restrict access to selected users in order to ensure safety of inventory, secure intellectual property, and protect its users. Systems can be adapted to business needs and be implemented in coffee machines, printers and much more depending on your business type. Furthermore, access control systems provide important data like the occupancy of your spaces, lock events, alarms and everything connecting to access points. They also offer the possibility for integration with the software your company uses for booking/scheduling, visitor management and operations.
Keyless entry is a way of entry without traditional mechanical keys or mechanical locks. Digital key, Remote opening, and Pin all provide keyless entry, and Tags are available for those who prefer to rely on a physical key. The following is an overview on such keyless entry options:
The following is an overview on such keyless entry options:
1. Digital Key: Tap and unlock With SALTO Bluetooth Low Energy Locks you can unlock doors with Digital Keys. All you need to do is activate Digital Key in your KS app and tap your phone on the reader of the Lock. Users can receive Digital Keys anytime and anywhere, making issuing and receiving access rights much easier and more flexible.
2. Remote opening: Open doors from any distance Letting tenants in is now more convenient than ever. Salto KS lets you open doors from anywhere, anytime. Whether it’s a visitor who arrived earlier than you or a new employee without a Tag. You can unlock doors for your guests via remote opening functionality from anywhere around the world. All you need to do is swipe left!
3. Pin: Access with a pin code With the new SALTO PIN Locks, there is no need to carry any Tags. Just enter your pin code via the keypad to unlock, or generate and assign a secure and authentic pin code for your guests to grant them entrance. This keyless entry provides a high level of enhanced security as well as convenience.
4. Tags: The smart mechanical key Tags represent the user’s physical credentials to a lock. Every valid Tag can lock and unlock. Tags are highly secured, by using a password and encrypted proximity fobs. Tags are convenient to open the door in case you don’t have your phone on you all day. It’s also a nice way to welcome a new tenant. In case a Tag gets lost you avoid wasting time and money on replacing the lock on the specific door. Simply block the Tag and hand out a new one!
With the use of smart locks, businesses or homes can be protected and regulated without the stress of forgetting to lock doors, losing keys, or potential break-ins. Access control systems allow varying levels of security whereby control is flexible and may be done anytime and from any place. Furthermore, the owner or administrator has full control and they may authorize users and grant specified levels of access using an intuitive interface. With smart locks, it is even possible to gain activity insights in order to have complete visibility and notifications related to all use of smart locks on site.
In order to run your business or home with ease and offer the best user experience, smart lock systems also have the ability to integrate with useful and complementary software such as intercom and video surveillance. For instance, Salto KS offers KS Service integrations with Comelit and Eagle Eye Networks which enables the owner or manager of a building to offer tenants intercom and video surveillance services respectively. These include being notified about someone ringing your doorbell, having a live video/audio feed, and unlocking remotely.
The moment you decided Salto KS is the system that meets all your important access control needs you can choose from a worldwide network of dealers and installers that are ready to install Salto KS for you. This installer will order the right hardware for your Site and make an appointment to install the system when it suits you. The installer will use Salto KS’s in-house online tool called ‘LARRY’ to commission your Site and handover the rights to the Site owner who will be the one that can manage all access rights.
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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. Salto KS enables Coworking space owners to manage access to one or multiple locations, granting access to customer, suppliers or visitors, on-the-go. In fact, Salto KS can even be integrated with any cloud-based management tool, providing the opportunity to do more with our smart locks and help coworking businesses scale globally. With these integrations coworking space managers can focus on what matters the most, and leave the door access management to SALTO KS. By booking a meeting room, users will receive access to their phone via the SALTO KS integration. Coworking space managers can track room usage, see who has unlocked a door, and even who has stayed longer than booked! Enjoy granting access and charging automatically for bookings in any space with KS integrations without effort!
Salto KS Sites are equipped with wireless SALTO locks. SALTO locks can go on any door in the world, however unusual the door may be. SALTO offers a broad range of hardware, making smart access to any door possible; such as Escutcheons or Cylinders for main entry doors and internal meeting rooms, Wall readers for all electric doors like gates.
If you are considering implementing Salto KS as an access control system your company needs to, at a bare minimum, need to acquire: A SALTO lock, an IQ, and a subscription to SALTO KS. Tags are optional since remote openings or Digital Keys are a popular option. A repeater needs to be acquired when there are more than 10 meters in between the Lock and the IQ.
Locks: There is an extensive range of locks available. With a wide variety of escutcheons and cylinders, SALTO locks are equipped to fit any door around the globe. Compact sized, wire-free and compatible with most European, Scandinavian and ANSI mortise locks and tubular latches.
Digital Key: A Digital Key is the virtual equivalent of a Tag. With a single download on a registered and verified smartphone, your guests can gain access to doors by means of Digital Key. Tapping the smartphone on the lock will do the trick. The smartphone and wireless BLE Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) lock pair, and the lock is opened via BLE. This way you can use your smartphones as a Tag, opening the lock without relying on an active internet connection; which makes Digital Key as secure as using a physical Tag.
What is an IQ: The IQ is the central hub of your site. It receives all changes and settings from the Salto KS application and ensures that all locks are updated within seconds. The IQ serves as the brain of your site, connects your wireless locks to the cloud and can be extended by adding additional repeaters if needed.
What is a Tag? You can always use your smartphone to unlock doors, but as a second credential, you can also use Tags. A Tag is a physical device (contactless key fob) that works based on RFID. With a built in secured chip, an opening can be triggered by directly presenting the Tag to the lock. A Tag replaces that ring of keys, and grants designated access to employees, guests or even cleaning services whenever it’s appropriate for them to enter. Simply assign a Tag to a user, and define when and where that Tag can go.
What is a repeater? A repeater is an extension in case the signal doesn’t cover the distance between IQ and locks. A maximum of 6 repeaters can be connected to an IQ, either directly to the IQ or through another repeater (for up to 3 layers).
What is a Wall reader? The SALTO KS Wall Reader incorporates the cutting-edge design standard of the XS4 2.0 product range. In combination with the SALTO KS Controller, it facilitates the expansion of SALTO access control benefits to all those doors where a stand-alone electronic lock cannot be fitted, i.e. barriers, lifts, sliding doors or electronic gates to provide your facility with a complete security solution.
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Cloud based access control systems allow companies to manage and control their doors and entry access through the internet, rather than physical computers in buildings and server rooms. Moving access control system to cloud helps businesses increase security and efficiency.
These characteristics make access control simpler as they ensure:
-The management and monitoring of access rights are possible across multiple locations and is able to adapt based on fluctuating workforce capacities.
-Software updates concerning security and new features are taken care of with cloud-based access control systems via automatic updates, saving both time and energy in system maintenance.
-These systems are made to be accessed and edited by multiple members making it possible to control access rights anytime and from anywhere, with open collaboration. The various admin rights available allow system operations to run smoothly and efficiently.
-Cloud-based access control allows users to manage and monitor access remotely from anywhere they may be as long as they have a working internet or Bluetooth connection.
-These systems ensure that all access rights are stored centrally and protect data which is updated regularly. Furthermore, access rights can be edited instantly according to your security needs.