How does the AccessPilot software work?

Black iButtons are used to operate the locks; a special yellow Program iButton is included in each Lock Management Kit and is used to set up the locks.

Black iButtons are used to operate the locks; a special yellow Program iButton is included in each Lock Management Kit and is used to set up the locks.

CrossOver locks are installed on your doors just like standard locks. The locks are self-contained—no cables or wires to run!

Our proprietary AccessPilot software is installed on your Windows-based computer and the Blue Dot iButton Receptor (shown below) attaches to a USB port on your PC.

Use your software to set up each lock and each employee’s iButton. Each button has a unique ID number, so you can give different employees’ buttons different levels of access. You can set times of entry, specific locks, etc., and track the lock’s use by employee.

When you're done preparing the setup information, just snap your yellow "Program iButton"—an enhanced iButton that (unlike other iButtons) contains a memory chip—into the Blue Dot iButton Receptor and use the AccessPilot software to transfer the setup information to the iButton's memory. Unsnap your Program iButton from the receptor and touch it to each lock. The setup information is transferred to the lock’s memory. At the same time, each lock places a file on the Program iButton confirming that the setup information was succesfully transferred.

For the last step, return to your computer running the AccessPilot software and snap the Program iButton into the Blue Dot iButton Receptor. The software will check that each lock received its new instructions successfully and let you know all is well.

That’s it—the locks are ready to use!

Click here to see screenshots of the AccessPilot software. Want to read the software manuals? They're in the Support Center.

The Blue Dot iButton Receptor

The Blue Dot iButton Receptor, part of the Lock Management Kit, connects to your PC's USB port and assists in the transfer of information between the AccessPilot software and the locks.


The process, in a nutshell:

1. Make your changes—add a new user, lock at a certain time, set the LED in the lock to blink or not blink, etc.—in the AccessPilot software on your PC.

2. Snap the yellow Program iButton into the Blue Dot iButton Receptor at your PC and save the changes to the iButton's memory.

3. Touch and hold the Program iButton to each lock to transfer the changes to the lock's memory. Each lock will signal when the transfer is finished.

4. Touch the Program iButton to the Blue Dot iButton Receptor to confirm to the AccessPilot software that the changes have been made.