Frotcom is integrated with ELB-Lock®, produced by Trans-Safety LOCKS® GmbH. With this system, container and trailer doors can be secured and operated both locally or remotely, via Frotcom, improving the safety and control over your goods.
For more information on the locking system, visit http://www.trans-safety.com/51/show/elb-lock-locking-system.html.
Installing the ELB-Lock in your vehicle
The installation must be provided by your Frotcom Certified Partner.
Setting up the system and unlocking the door
Once the ELB-Lock system is installed in your trailer or container by your Frotcom Certified Partner, you need to configure it. To do that, visit Administration > Vehicles and select your vehicle/asset.
You will notice that you have a section called Lock system at the bottom of the list on the left. That section contains two subsections. On top, a panel for you to enter your Settings. On the bottom, a list with all the previous Interactions between Frotcom and the lock system.
You will need to enter the following information:
|Master PIN (6 digits)||
Enter here a master code, with 6 digits, that you can use as a master key to unlock locally the lock, using the ELB-Lock keypad, if for any reason you cannot do it remotely from Frotcom (e.g. no local coverage) and at the same time the driver cannot use his/her PIN (because the forgot it, or because the driver is not there, or any other reason).
You can use the same Mastey PIN for all the lock systems in all your vehicles but this is not recommended for security reasons. Therefore, you should create a different master PIN for each vehicle.
|Lock system||This row shows you the current status of the lock (locked or unlocked). You can also unlock the locking mechanism remotely, by choosing the Unlock button.|
|Driver PIN (6 digits)||
Enter here a PIN that you will share with the driver, if you want him/her to be able to open the lock locally, using the ELB-Lock keypad.
Remember that if you do not give your drivers their own PINs, doors can only be open by you from Frotcom, if Frotcom can communicate with the device. This requires the existence of GSM coverage. So if you want to be sure that the system can be opened by the driver in case you cannot do it from the office, remember to assign driver PINs to them.
Anyway, as you will see below, the system will report to you who has opened the locking mechanism: the driver or a user in Frotcom.
When creating a driver PIN, remember it must be different from the master PIN.
If you erase the driver PIN (erase the 6 digits and save) this is equivalent to not having a driver PIN. In other words, it's a driver PIN reset.
Add any notes you want about the lock system or its settings.
On the bottom you see a list with the previous interactions. The following information can be seen:
|Date||Moment in which the interaction happened|
This show the command that was sent to the ELB-Lock system, from Frotcom, when applicable. Possibilities are:
|Sent by||Username of who sent the command, or "System", in case of system messages.|
Message received from the system following a command.
This column also shows who unlocked the locking mechanism: the driver (System unlocked by driver PIN), a supervisor (System unlocked by master PIN) or a Frotcom user, from the office (System unlocked remotely).
The moments when the locking system is locked automatically are also displayed.
Finally, any error reported by the equipment will be shown here too.
Viewing the door status on the map view
Vehicles equipped with the ELB-Lock mechanism will show the symbol of a lock, on the vehicles list:
The lock will be closed in green when the door is locked. The lock will be open and red when the door is unlocked.
Setting up an alarm.
You can set up a door open alarm associated to the ELB-Lock system. Click here to see how.