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At it's core, OMS is a master key system generator and opening management system.  If you have no idea what that means, then you are at the right place! Please read the FAQ before submitting inquiries or support requests.

FAQ

Q: Who is Opening Management System for?

A: OMS is utilized by locksmiths, security integrator's, building managers, building engineers, and other professionals in the locksmith and security industry. Read this blog post from our parent company Loc-Doc Security if you need some convincing. 

Q: What is an opening management system?

A: OMS enables users to create and store locations where they provide service.  At these locations, a user can survey and catalog openings (mostly doors with locks!). It's like a social media platform, but with doors and door hardware instead of friends...

Q: What is a master key system generator?

A: Large buildings, apartment complexes, malls, schools, and many other facilities utilize master key systems as a means of managing access control to different parts of their facilities.  Manual creation of such systems is daunting and error prone.  A master key system generator, simply put, is a computer program capable of generating such systems.

Q: What is a master key?

A: A master key is a key that opens many doors.  These doors also have their own keys called change keys that open just that door.  Keeping track of what key opens which door and what master keys work which doors is Opening Management System's primary purpose.

Q: Is there any special terminology or industry lingo used in OMS?

A: Some users may not be familiar with the names we give to our different sub masters.  Here is the list from most access to least access:

  1. GGMK - Great Grand Master Key

  2. PSM - Page Section Master

  3. PGM - Page Group Master

  4. PBM - Page Block Master

  5. PM - Page Master

  6. CM - Column Master

  7. RM - Row Master

  8. BM - Block Master

  9. CK - Change Key

Q: What does Available, Active, In-Use, and Discarded Mean?

A: These terms (and their colors) describe the "Status" of bitting records.  Here is a list of statuses, their colors, and what each status means:

  1. Available - Bitting is not currently in use and is available to be linked to openings

  2. In-Use - Bitting currently works one or more doors

  3. Active - Only applies to sub masters with change keys below them being In-Use. Also know as an Inadvertent Master

  4. Discarded - Bitting is not valid do to failing MACS

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