What is Remote Matching?
Remote Matching is an alternative way to match the first master Key to a new Lock, Central Lock, or Virtual Central Lock. In Remote Matching, the Key does not have to be physically connected to a Lock. but it uses a unique, cryptographic code instead. This can be useful e.g. if the Lock needs to be reset and the master Key is not available in the same place. With Virtual Central Lock, remote matching is the only way to match it with a master Key.
The process is begun by generating the remote matching code on the Lock that shall be matched, which enables remote matching on the Lock with that code only. Then, the remote matching wizard is opened on the master Key software and the code is entered there. Next, the devices will establish a trust relationship over the Internet, after which the process is completed and the Lock appears on the master Key as after physical matching.
After the Key and Lock are matched, the devices can be used normally, and the Master Key can for example create Backup Keys, Sub keys or Mobile Clients and connect Locks together.
Note: make sure to keep the code safe when transferring it to the master Key as anybody who knows the code can match the Lock and connect to it. If the code gets lost, deactivate remote matching on the Lock’s web user interface and start it again by generating a new code.
What Products and Versions Support Remote Matching?
Currently Remote Matching is supported on following Lock products:
- Virtual Central Lock with SW 2.2.0 or later
- Central Lock with SW 2.3.0 or later
- Lock 100 and Lock 200 with SW 3.3.0 or later
- Lock 150 and 500
- Lock for Container
You will also need TOSIBOX® Key SW v2.15.0 or later to complete the matching process. Both the Lock and the Key need to be connected to the Internet for the feature to work.
Required Steps to Perform Remote Matching
- Log in as admin on Lock or (Virtual) Central Lock
- Go to Settings > Keys & Locks, click Generate button under Remote Matching title
- Start Key SW on a PC/Mac
- Open Devices > Remote Matching
- Enter the code in the wizard and click Start
If both devices are online, the process completes after a few seconds and the Lock is now matched with the Key.