Management of offline locking systems.

Door components which function without a data line to a PC are called offline components. They are more affordable than online or virtually networked components, but are less convenient when it comes to changing locking authorisations.
Changes must be “carried” to the door components by means of an external programming device.

blueControl Start and blueControl Pro performance comparison


With blueControl Start (BCS), Winkhaus offers the ideal entry-level software for management of small to medium-sized electronic locking systems. blueControl Professional (BC Pro) is intended for users with the highest demands on function and integration options.




BC Pro

Employees and keys




Offline components (cylinder, readers, EAC)


Practically unlimited

Cylinder time profiles



Extensions (selection)

Client licence


Customer control


blueLine/blueLine Start


Additional modules (selection)

Visitor administration


Parking lot management



Picture comparison



Virtual network



Online network



Conference room management



Interface to Siemens HiMed



System management

(only BCS-H)

Hotel function


* only in combination with blueLine extension module


blueControl Start is available as software, as well as in a package including a programming device. This software was specially developed for vendors and small to medium-sized companies. The user-friendliness, intuitively operated user interface and an extensive package of basic functions serve as the basis of blueControl Start.

Vendors who offer their customers managing tasks as a service provider will especially benefit from the ease of use of blueControl Start. The package is available in two versions: as BCS-S for end users and BCS-H for vendors (including the possibility of administrating five systems, optionally expandable). An upgrade to the more expansive blueControl Professional is, of course, also possible.

BCS start package scope of supply:

  • blueControl Start software
  • Programming device


Performance Characteristics:

  • The size of the system to be managed is limited to 300 keys and up to 100 offline door components.
  • Programming of the cylinders with the programming device
  • Logging of 2,000 locking events in the door components
  • User guidance with input assistance
  • Clocking plan changes directly via the authorisation matrix
  • Use of up to 16 time profiles
  • Authorisation via user name, changeable password and programming card
  • Blocking and reauthorisation of lost keys
  • Optimised user interface with modern appearance
  • Battery status of cylinders, readers and EACs can be read on the programming device
  • Event logging of all components with time stamp


System requirements:

  • Min. Pentium IV, 2.0 GHz, 1 GB RAM
  • Min. 2 GB of free hard disk memory
  • Windows 7 and 8 (32 and 64 Bit), Vista or XP
  • blueSmart locking system

For Professionals

blueControl Professional (BC Pro) has a modular design. The basic version of the software contains all functions for comprehensively and conveniently managing an offline locking system. The programming takes place directly on the door components by means of a programming device. There are a variety of additional software modules available which make the product an ideal companion for individual requirements in the respective property.

Insofar as door components connected online or the virtual networking of offline components should be used, this can take place optionally with blueControl Professional and appropriate additional modules.

Performance Characteristics:

  • Full functionality with blueSmart offline locking systems
  • Programming via programming device
  • Logging of 2,000 locking events in the door components
  • Query of battery status with the programming device
  • Management of client licenses
  • Optional software modules or extensions:
    • blueLine/blueLine Start for management of online readers
    • hotel module and interface for Fidelio or Protel
    • multi-system management for vendors for management of several systems
    • client management
    • virtual networking
    • more available on reques


System requirements:

  • Min. Pentium IV, 2.0 GHz, 1 GB RAM
  • Min. 2 GB of free hard disk memory
  • Min. 10 Mbit network bandwidth for client PC
  • Windows 7 and 8 (32 and 64 Bit), Vista or XP
  • 1 x USB (2.0 / 3.0)
  • blueSmart locking system