One-time code management
If different people are to access a lock, the use of one-time codes (OTCs) is the method of choice. For example, the employees of cash-in-transit (CIT) companies can access safes and strongrooms once without having to have permanent access.
In one-time codes, various features can be combined to enable a strictly defined purpose. For example, the lock and the one-time code generator must first be “married” in order to ensure that the codes originate exclusively from an authorised source.
The security level is significantly increased by defining time windows or including the personnel number of the authorised employee, which must be entered in addition to the one-time code.
An essential factor in the use of one-time codes is efficient lock management: how are the codes generated and transmitted? Depending on the customer’s requirements, the code generator – such as the MultiPad Go!® from INSYS locks – can be installed at the customer’s premises, i.e. at banks or superstores. Alternatively, the Multipad is located directly with the cash-in-transit service provider, which can directly link the definition of the permissible time window with the route planning. Ideally, the code generator can be integrated directly into existing systems, via which the codes then reach the relevant employees.
Alternatively the codes can be distributed online, either directly to smartphones and tablets or via file export from the operations centre. Telephone distribution is also still a common method.