Utility February 2020

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EKA CyberLock is an electromechanical master key system providing all the benefits of an access control system without the need to cable. The system can be installed into almost any locking situation ranging from conventional doors to padlocks securing remote assets. The innovative communication and user management options between the administration software and the CyberKeys allow security managers to tightly control and monitor system user access even over the largest geographic areas in the same way as a traditional access control system.

Five Key Elements

that make EKA CyberLock perfect for securing and managing access to remote sites.



Padlocks provide the physical locking for a large percentage of remote assets. This statement is supported thanks to recent large projects where the locking requirement being a padlock was more than 75% of all locks required. This means having an “Australian Proof� padlock solution that is strong, solid, durable, and dust, salt, sand and water-resistant which are minimum requirements to handle our environment is a must. EKA CyberLock have a vast range of padlocks suitable for any application, all of which can be fitted with an IP68 electronic EKA CyberLock cylinder.

Knowing who has keys that can access your assets is paramount to maintaining security and is a risk that needs to be carefully managed. EKA CyberLock manages this risk in many ways, one such way is keys are only authorised to function for short periods of time. This means a lost CyberKey does not have access, so they present no security risk. One way CyberKeys are updated when required is via a connection to the management software using an App on their electronic device such as a smartphone. The update process is a two-way connection, the CyberKey downloads new access privileges, is re-authorised to work for the allocated time window and it also uploads audit information, making the system virtually real-time. If a CyberKey is lost, then once the time window is expired the CyberKey is deactivated thanks to the configuration of the system, essentially eradicating the risk of lost keys.

Australian Proof Padlock Solution. Strong, solid, durable, and dust, salt, sand & water resistant.




Ever pondered the cost of replacing batteries in a large number of electronic cylinders or locks (for example 1,000 cylinders) located on a large site such as a University every 12 months. The cost is significant. Well imagine the additional cost in labour and time if these were securing the assets of a major Utility spread over a huge geographical area such as NSW. EKA CyberLock cylinders and padlocks have no battery and are powered by the battery in the CyberKey. This key battery is normally rechargeable even in the car meaning the cost associated with visiting locks and replacing batteries is eliminated.

Every time a CyberKey is used it creates an audit of the event. This audit is stored in both the CyberKey and the CyberLock. The audit in the CyberKey is the main source of information. The audit in the CyberLock is a backup should an event occur such as a CyberKey is lost or disposed of to mask some suspicious activity. The audit aids security administrators to investigate suspicious activity however there are many other uses such as to verify a contractor has visited a remote site or if a staff member is trying to access areas they are not authorised to access.

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