All about TimePilot's iButton Locks

With TimePilot's CrossOver Locks, one iButton takes the place of an entire ring of keys.

An iButtonWith TimePilot's locks, one iButton (right) takes the place of an entire ring of keys.

A quick quiz:

Question 1: How many locks does your organization have? Don't forget to count storage closets, offices and other secured areas.

Question 2: Do you know exactly where all the keys are? And who's using them?

If you're like most people in business, keeping track of keys and locks and who has access to what is a major headache. TimePilot's iButton Locks can make life much easier for you—and for your employees.

With security costs rising annually, property owners need to be as efficient as possible. There's never a need to call a locksmith with TimePilot's wireless iButton locks—and re-keying takes just seconds.

TimePilot's X45 iButton locks use PC software developed at our headquarters in Batavia, Illinois.

How do the lock systems work?
Just four photos show you how.

You'll set up your iButtons at the PC with the easy-to-use AccessPilot software. That's a real benefit if you have more than a few locks: You don't have to go through the process of setting up each iButton on each lock. You can also generate an audit trail to see who used the lock and when, and the locks can handle 800 users.

TimePilot locks put you in control. Here's how:

  • Employees use only one "key"—their iButton—to open any lock.
  • You control whose iButton will open the locks and whose iButton won't. Each lock can have individual access rights—employees can be given access around the clock, between certain hours and on certain days, or one-time use only.
  • Employees can't make duplicate keys—each iButton is unique and impossible to copy.
  • The locks open with just a tap of the iButton to an illuminated receptor on the lock. Even in the dark, it's easy to use: You don't need two hands and you don't have to turn the key right side up or even aim straight.
  • Has an employee quit and not turned in his iButton? Just delete him or her from the list of people who have access, and presto! The locks are "re-keyed."
  • The locks have two modes of operation:
    1. Classroom Mode: Once a door is opened, the door remains unlocked until an iButton is used to lock it.
    2. Storehouse Mode: The door locks each time it is closed.
  • Using the software, you can track who used the locks and when.

The locks are simple to install and operate. Each lock is powered by alkaline batteries, which have been tested to operate the lock more than 10,000 times before needing replacement. If you use your lock 15 times a day, that's more than two years! (We recommend replacing the batteries every six months, just to be sure.)

To keep our customers from having to buy more than they need, we've broken down the iButton Lock system into three parts:

Want more information? Check out our Products page, with details about each lock we offer. Visit our Support Center, too—you'll find online copies of our manual and other info there. Finally, if you have any other questions, please contact us by phone at 1-630-879-6400 or by e-mail.