OwnerRez can automatically generate codes for your RemoteLock. Each time a booking is created, OwnerRez will automatically set the door lock code without you lifting a finger! If the booking moves properties or changes dates, a new code is generated so that the guest always has the correct code. Smart locks offer a variety of benefits over traditional, mechanical key locks. Aside from being a more secure way to manage access and make a good first impression for guests, smart locks give hosts greater control of their properties from anywhere.
- Setting Up the Integration
- Code Generation and Capabilities
- ReadyPIN option
- List of supported devices
- Common Questions
Users must first begin by setting up their account with RemoteLock.
And then complete their OwneRez integration by navigating to Settings > Door Locks then click on the RemoteLock option. That will take you to the RemoteLock site to authorize the connection with OwnerRez. If you're not logged in yet, log in to RemoteLock -- that will be the same username and password you use to access the RemoteLock control panel, not your OwnerRez credentials.
Then authorize the connection with OwnerRez:
Once the record is created, you will see a page showing the integration and a Property Mapping section. This is where you'll match your RemoteLock locks to each of your properties.
Property mapping completed in RemoteLock will be overwritten during syncs with OwnerRez. All properties to device mappings must be configured in OwnerRez.
Now that you have lock integration configured, let's look at your bookings and the code generation side.
Format: 4-10 digit codes are generated automatically by the lock based on stay dates. The length is based on the code setting you configure in your RemoteLock account
Setting Codes: You can set any code you want (as long as it's not used by another guest, see quirk below). You can choose to let RemoteLock generate the code, use the guest's phone number, or generate a manual code.
Updating Dates: When you update dates, the applicable dates will be automatically updated in RemoteLock and the code will remain the same
Canceling Codes: RemoteLock does support canceling codes and they will be automatically canceled when a booking is canceled
Multiple Locks on one Booking: All RemoteLocks associated with the booking property will be programmed with the same code
- Any given code can only be used by a single guest at a time across your entire RemoteLock account. So you can't have two guests with the code 1234 even if they are different dates or properties.
If you're using RemoteLock to generate the code, they will generate unique codes, but be aware that you could have overlaps if you're setting codes yourself using a different sequence such as last four digits of the guest's phone number.
- ResortLocks (the algorithmic offering vs the Wifi locks) are still configured using the RemoteLock account but have a different set of capabilities
- Igloo locks can be integrated to your RemoteLock account but have a different set of capabilities
Codes will be automatically generated for new bookings, or you can manually generate codes for existing bookings for a single booking or update many bookings at once by using our batch update tool.
OwnerRez has added support for RemoteLock's "ReadyPIN" option. ReadyPIN is a way to provide offline support for door locks. ReadyPIN codes are based on a date and time and work regardless if the door lock is connected to the internet or local network. These are ideal for environments where the internet is spotty and you want to make sure guests have easy access.
To use ReadyPIN, you must have the ReadyPIN option enabled in the RemoteLock dashboard. If you registered your lock in "Offline Mode" to begin with, ReadyPIN will be enabled by default. If not, navigate to your lock in the RemoteLock dashboard, then select Settings. Click on the "Enable ReadyPINs" check box and then hit Save.
Back in OwnerRez, you'll notice that the "Code Type" for your locks now has multiple options: Wifi and ReadyPIN. Select ReadyPin and save.
This will only be the case if the lock was configured with ReadyPIN on the RemoteLock side first. If you only see "Wifi" showing, the lock must be configured wrong in RemoteLock.
That's it! After you flip those couple of details, from that point forward your bookings will have ReadyPIN codes generated automatically which you can email out or view at any time same as always.
RemoteLocks is a lock dashboard for many lock types. Here are other lock brands which are understood to work with RemoteLocks, and should be able to be used following the instructions above:
- Alfred DB2-B-BL
- Alfred DB2-BL
- Alfred DB2 Z-Wave Module (Paired w/ Vera hub – Vera Setup Instructions)
- August SmartLock + Connect
- August SmartLock Pro + Connect
- August Wi-Fi Smartlock
- August Smart Keypad
- Emtek EMPowered Locks (with Yale Access)
- Igloo Deadbolt S2
- Igloo Mortice
- Igloo Smart Keybox 2
- Igloo Smart Padlock
- KeyInCode 2000 Series Reader/Keypad (Wi-Fi, ReadyPIN (Algorithmic), and MIFARE Classic)
- KeyInCode 4000 Series Lever (Wi-Fi, ReadyPIN (Algorithmic), and MIFARE Classic)
- KeyInCode 5000 Series Lever (Wi-Fi, ReadyPIN (Algorithmic), and MIFARE Classic)
- KeyInCode 6000 Series Lever (Wi-Fi, ReadyPIN (Algorithmic), and MIFARE Classic)
- Kwikset Smartcode deadbolt Z-Wave (Paired w/ Vera hub – See Vera Setup Instructions)
- Kwikset Smartcode Lever Z-Wave (Paired w/ Vera hub – See Vera Setup Instructions)
- Mercury Security Control Panel Integration Setup Instructions (common area access, elevators, and garage/parking)
- IP Based Access Control Panels
- RFID readers (HID iCLASS SE, HID multiCLASS SE, HID Signo,
UniKey SR3, and many others)
- Mobile Credentials (HID Mobile Access and UniKey Mobile Key)
- Elevator Support
- Wired Door (Electrified Strike and Mag Lock) Support
- Garage Control Support
- OpenEdge 500 Series Lever or DB (Wi-Fi)
- Schlage Encode Wi-Fi
- Schlage Connect Z-Wave (Paired w/ Vera hub – See Vera Setup Instructions)
- Schlage Connected Keypad Z-Wave Lever Lock and Deadbolt (Paired w/ Vera hub – See Vera Setup Instructions)
- VeraEdge Smart Controller
- VeraPlus Smart Controller
- West E06 Connected Lock
- All Yale Assure Locks and Assure Levers
- Yale Access (CBA)
- Z-Wave (Paired w/ Vera hub – See Vera Setup Instructions)
- All Yale nexTouch Keypad Locks
- Yale Smart Delivery Box
- Yale Smart Cabinet Lock
- PROLOK Deluxe (Includes Gateway
- PROLOK Deluxe with Mortice (Includes Gateway)
Users can de-integrate their RemoteLock connection by navigating to Settings < Workflow & Devices < Door Locks < select RemoteLock < Disable.
This is a message that RemoteLock can return to OwnerRez when we attempt to set a door code. Unfortunately, it doesn't provide much information, and we aren't able to fix it - you'll need to reach out to RemoteLock support for assistance. If necessary, you can CC our Helpdesk so we can assist RemoteLock in determining the solution.
My Door Code is "already in use" and I cannot add the door code. Most likely, this issue is the result of your Remote Lock settings currently being configured to generate the code at the time a booking is created, instead of a number of days prior to arrival.
OwnerRez generally recommends that users instead opt to have the code generated a number of days before arrival, that number being 1-2 days prior to however many days prior to arrival that the door code template gets sent to the guest.
Users should also note that Remote Lock doesn't allow the system to have the same code generated between 2 separate bookings.