A prerequisite for the creation of a locking system is the locking plan. It specifies which key may open which door (cylinder).
For this purpose, a matrix is used in which suitable marking indicates where which key closes or is allowed to close which door.
In our closing schedule, we use "crosses" for identification.
Where there is a cross in the column of the key (S.01 - S.25), the key closes the marked cylinder.
Usually, other information can be found additionally in the closing plan:
- locking system (manufacturer)
- room designation
- cylinder designation
- cylinder type (double, knob and half cylinder, padlock, camlock or lever cylinder, rim cylinder)
- number of cylinders
- cylinder lengths (outside and inside)
- finishes (e.g. gold decor, burnished or similar)
- emergency and danger function
- number of keys
In our Locking systems configurator we only use designations that are generally familiar. We dispense with all specifications that could confuse. This makes the actual creation of the locking plan relatively easy even for non-experts. Help or information buttons are also available.
The selected combinatorics (which key closes which door) determines the type of locking system.
We distinguish essentially:
- central systems (C system, C system with technical master key)
- master key systems (MK system)
- general master key systems (GMK system)
For the user, the classification of the system does not actually play a major role.
It is only expressed in the different price of the locking cylinders and keys for the respective type of system. Decisive for the user, however, is usually the desired combinatorics in the system itself.