Safe & Key Cabinet

Installation Guide

Getting Started

In most environments, configuring a Link device takes 10 minutes or less. Below are step-by-step instructions to activate your device.

Ensure your Link account has been created.

Upon purchasing a device, an email was sent to you that included a username, password and subdomain that you will need to gain access to the Console.

Search ‘BioConnect Link’ in your inbox.

 

Please contact support if you require additional help.

Types of Safes/Key Cabinets

There are two types of configurations for your safe/key cabinet. One comes with the KS200 lock (enables card and mobile), and the other uses an ICT reader (enables card, PIN, and mobile). See below for what this looks like.

ICT Reader

Card, PIN and Mobile

KS200 Lock

Card and Mobile

Powering the Device

You can power the device using either PoE (recommended) or 12VDC.

To learn how to power your device(s) with 12VDC, see Appendix B.

Power using PoE

1. Connect the POWER wires (Orange/White) from both the Rear and Front Link Wiring Harnesses into the POWER on the Link Device.

2. Connect the provided PoE Splitter to the Link Device:

  •  PoE Splitter Ethernet to the Link Device Ethernet Plug
  • PoE Splitter GND Wire (black) to the Link Device GND
  • PoE Splitter POWER Wire (red) to the Link Device POWER

3. Power the device by plugging your Ethernet Cable into the PoE Splitter.

Activating the Device

Overview

For this step, a laptop or smartphone, the Link device and an ethernet connection with internet access is required. The Link device will be activated by adding it to the BioConnect Link Console.

Adding a Link to Your Account

1. On a desktop or mobile device, open a browser and navigate to the BioConnect Link Console.

2. Enter login information.

Tip: Login information can be found in the email that was sent immediately after purchasing the device.
3. Navigate to the ‘Device Management’ page.
4. Select ‘Add Device’.
5. Enter the 12 digit key located beside the QR code on your device and click ‘Continue’.

Note: Adding more than one device? Learn how to scan a QR code in Appendix A.

6. Select ‘Safe or Key Cabinet’.

7. Give a descriptive name for this device.

8. Select your device authentication settings.

Note: If you have a KS200 lock, you must select ‘Card Only’ as this is the configuration available for this device.

9. Once added, enable the device.

    Device Alarm Set Up (Optional)

    Overview

    For key cabinets and safes, it is particularly valuable to configure an alarm that sounds when a door is held open for a certain length of time.
    This is a global setting and will be configured across all of your cabinet devices (‘Door’ devices will not be affected).

    1. Navigate to ‘Settings’ page.

    2. Select ‘Device Alarm’ tab.

    3. Choose the desired length of time and select ‘Update’.

    Note: The default value is set to 1 minute.

    Tip: To disable the alarm, set the alarm to 0 minutes.

    Mobile Authenticator Set Up (Optional)

    Overview

    Setting up the software will include connecting a Two-Factor Authenticator to enable step-up notifications.

    1. In your browser, navigate to the BioConnect Link Console and login using your credentials.

    2. Navigate to the ‘Settings’ page.

    3. Select your authenticator and enter the required credentials to activate your authenticator.
    Note: If you do not currently use an authenticator, select the ‘BioConnect’ authenticator.

    4. If you choose to use the BioConnect Mobile Authenticator, you have the option of using either a ‘Simple Yes/No’ Authentication or Biometric Authentication.

    Configuring a Two Factor Authentication Schedule (Optional)

    If you have set up a mobile authenticator, you can set a schedule for when two-factor authentication is enabled.

    1. In the BioConnect Console, navigate to the ‘Schedule’ page.
    2. Select ‘Set Schedule’.
    3. Enter the start date and end date that you wish to enforce step-ups.

    4. Enter the start time and end time that you wish to enforce step-ups.

    5. Select ‘Set Schedule’ to save your schedule.

    Note: Your schedule will appear at the top of the screen, review this to ensure you have properly set your desired schedule.
    Important: Users have NOT yet been added to the schedule – meaning, they will not receive step-ups until you enable them. (See below to enable users)

    Adding a User 

    Overview

    To add users into the Link Console, you can either automatically sync them via the ACM Sync feature, or you can manually add users. To add users manually, skip to ‘Adding Users Manually‘ below.

     

    Adding Users using ACM Sync (Optional)

    The ACM Sync will automatically and securely pull users details, encrypted card details, and 3rd party IDs (second-factor authentication credentials).

    Card details and 3rd party IDs are required to enable two-factor authentication within Link.

    Requirements

    Before you begin, ensure you have all of the following available:

    • Link Account Login Credentials
    • ACM Server Credentials
    • Knowledge of your ACM, such as where your ACM stores 3rd party IDs (eg. Active Directory credentials).

     

    To use ACM Sync, Contact Us for the Install File.

    Installing the ACM Sync

    1. Run the ACM Sync installer and follow the on screen prompts.

    Important: Ensure to install on a network that can access your ACM server.

    2. Review the terms and conditions and choose a download location.

    3. Enter credentials and then test the connection to the Link Cloud by selecting ‘Test API‘.

    4. Choose the account under which the ACM Sync service will run.

    5. Select your ACM and provide credentials to connect to your ACM.

    6. Select where the 3rd Party ID is stored and click ‘Install‘.

    7. Once the installation is complete, the ACM Sync will begin to automatically sync users every 5 minutes. To ensure the installation was successful, confirm that users have been added to the Link Console ‘User Management‘ page.

    Note: A first time sync may take more time depending on the size of your database.

    Adding Users Manually

    If you choose to not use the ACM Sync, you can manually add users to the Link Console.

    1. In the BioConnect Console, navigate to the ‘Users’ page.
    2. Select ‘Add User’.

    3. Enter your user’s information: first name, last name, and username. Do not select ‘Add User’ yet.

    4. If you are ready to add your card to this user, have the card scanned at an active Link door.
    Tip: If you want to add the user’s cards at a later time, see User Management below to learn how to add a card to an existing user.
    5. After the user’s card has been scanned, select the ‘Add Card’ checkbox and click ‘Add User’.
    6. After the card has been added, check to ensure it has been successfully added by looking at the ‘Total Cards’ column.

    User Management (Optional)

    After your Link device has been installed, your software has been configured and your users have been added, you can now enable step up for your users.

    NOTE: This step is only applicable for those using mobile authenticators.

     

    How to Enable Step Up for Users

    1. Choose the users you wish to enable step up for by selecting the check box beside their name.
    Tip: To enable users in bulk, select the top checkbox located beside ‘Name’ in the header column (as shown in the image below). This will select all users on this screen. If there are multiple pages, this must be replicated for each page.
    2. Once you’ve highlighted your user(s), click on the ‘Manage’ button and select ‘Enable 2FA’ from the drop-down list.

    Adding a Card or User ID to an Existing User

    Adding a Card

    1. Have your user scan their card at an active Link door

    2. Navigate to the BioConnect Console ‘Users’ page and select the user

    3. Select ‘Manage’ and then select ‘Add Card’

    4. The system will search for the most recent transactions, where you will see the transaction from your user’s card. Once you’ve located the correct transaction, select ‘Add Card’.

    Tip: There are a few ways to ensure you are selecting the correct transaction:

    • Review the time stamp of the transaction to ensure it matches with the card was scanned. The most recent transactions appear at the top.
    • Review the door details – if you know the door that the card was tapped at, you can verify it in those columns.

    Adding a User ID

    1. Have your user enter their PIN on the device

    2. Navigate to the BioConnect Console ‘Users’ page and select the user

    3. Select ‘Manage’ and then select ‘Add Card’

    4. The system will search for the most recent transactions, where you will see the transaction from your user’s PIN. Once you’ve located the correct transaction, select ‘Add Card’.

    Verifying Step Up is Enabled

    Once your device has been installed, software configured, and your users and cards have been added, you can test to ensure your step up is working.

    1. In the BioConnect Link Console ‘Users’ page and select a user to test.

    2. Press the ‘Manage’ button and select ‘Send Test Request‘ from the drop down list.

    3. If the test user receives their step-up notification to their device, step-up has been successfully enabled.

    Tip: The selected user must have step-up enabled cards.

    Group Management

    After your users have been added to the system, you can now create groups to manage alerts and notifications for specific users and devices. Groups allow you to select a group of users that can access specific devices.

     

    How to Create a User Group

    1. In the Link Console, navigate to the Group Management tab and select ‘Add Group‘.
    2. Enter the fields required: Group name, Description, and the desired users to receive alerts for this particular group – and then click ‘Continue‘ to proceed.
    3. Select the desired users to be added to this group and then select ‘Continue.
    4. Select the desired devices to be added to this group and then select ‘Continue.
    5. Review the group details and select ‘Add Group‘.
    After the group has been added, it will now appear on the group management screen.

    Forgot Password

    How to reset your password

    If you’ve forgotten your password, you can access your account by resetting it. 

     

    1. On the Link Console login screen, select ‘Forgot Password‘.

    2. Complete the form by entering your subdomain and username, then select ‘Reset Password‘.
    3. Open the email and select the ‘Reset Password‘ button. This will open up a browser where you can now enter a new password.