Troubleshooting

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Keycafe Team Control

If you encounter a persistent issue with your SmartBox, Keycafe support staff can provide remote support. By default, Keycafe staff do not have access to control your SmartBox, but you can temporarily authorize control over your system.

  1. Log in to Keycafe desktop or on mobile.
  2. Select Locations on desktop or More then Private Locations on mobile.
  3. Select the name of the location with the issue.
  4. Select the link icon of the SmartBox you'd like to authorize remote support for.
  5. Select About SmartBox.
  6. Toggle Keycafe Team Control to Enabled.
  7. Select how long you'd like to authorize temporary control for.

Your Keycafe support rep can now help you with remote troubleshooting. Contact Keycafe Support here. You can manually disable this access at any time by toggling Keycafe Team Control back to Disabled.

Control for expansion SmartBoxes

If the issue is with an expansion SmartBox, please enable Keycafe Team Control for both the base unit and the expansion unit.

 

The screen is all white or not working

Press the small black button on the console to reset the system, then try using the screen again.

 

Open a jammed bin

The most common cause of a jammed bin door is a large set of keys or fobs being forced into the bin. This pushes against the bin door from the inside, making it hard for the bin to unlock. You will need to go to the SmartBox and press on the door while unlocking.

  1. At the SmartBox, press firmly on the bin door that won't open.
  2. While the door is pressed in, perform a key pickup, or manually open the bin.
  3. You should hear a click. Let go of the door and it should open up.
  4. Remove the keys inside and close the bin door.

 

You need to remove all keys from your SmartBox

In the troubleshooting section of your SmartBox, you can open all bins at once. Once you have physically removed all keys from their bins, you will need to remove them from bins in the app as well.

  1. Log in to Keycafe desktop or on mobile.
  2. Select SmartBoxes.
  3. Select the name of the SmartBox you'd like to open all bins for. 
  4. Select Troubleshoot.
  5. Select Open All Bins, then One-Touch Open All.
  6. Press the flashing button on the SmartBox and all bins will start opening one by one. Once all bins have opened, you can physically remove the keys.

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  1. Back in the menu for your SmartBox, select Key Bins.
  2. Select the icon on the right of all occupied bins to remove the key.

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During a key pickup, a bin was closed without removing the key

When a user initiates a key pickup at a SmartBox, the bin containing the key being accessed will automatically open. If the user accidentally closes the bin door before taking the key out, the software will still assume the key was taken out and mark the bin as empty.

First, you will need to find out which bin the key was in. Then, the bin will need to be manually opened to retrieve the key.

 

Find the bin the key was in

  1. Log in to Keycafe desktop or on mobile.
  2. Select Keys.
  3. Select the Key needing to be removed.
  4. Select See History.
  5. The latest event will show which bin the key was dropped off in. Make note of the bin number.

 

Manually open the bin

  1. Select SmartBoxes.
  2. Select the name of the SmartBox you'd like to open the bin for. 
  3. Select Key Bins.
  4. Select the unlock icon on the right of the bin containing the key, then select One-Touch Open.
  5. Press the flashing button on the SmartBox and the bin will open, allowing you to remove the key.

 

A key was returned into a bin without being dropped off in the app

This can happen if a bin was left open by a previous user after a key pickup, and a second user dropping off a key places a key in the open bin. This will result in the key bin marked as empty and the key showing as still checked out.

You will first need to find out which bin was used, and if you are not near the SmartBox, make sure the bin is temporarily disabled to prevent it from being used in another key dropoff. If you are unable to find out which bin was used, you can open all bins and find the key in a bin marked as empty as a last resort. Once you have the key, you can initiate a dropoff.

 

Find out which bin was used

If the user who accidentally placed the key in the open bin is still at the SmartBox, they may know which bin was used. See this diagram for a detailed view of how bins are numbered. If you know which bin was used, start from step 6.

  1. Log in to Keycafe desktop or on mobile.
  2. Select Locations on desktop or Private Locations on mobile.
  3. Select the name of the Location where the SmartBox is located.
  4. Select See History.
  5. In the log of SmartBox events, you will need to find the event for the key pickup during which the bin was left open. Most of the time this will be the most recent key pickup. Make note of the bin number.

 

Protect the bin

Placing a key bin under protected or disabled status means the system will not open that bin when users drop off keys, and keys will not be able to be picked up from that bin. See instructions.

 

Manually open the bin

  1. Select SmartBoxes.
  2. Select the name of the SmartBox you'd like to open the bin for. 
  3. Select Key Bins.
  4. Select the unlock icon on the right of the bin containing the key, then select One-Touch Open.
  5. Press the flashing button on the SmartBox and the bin will open, allowing you to remove the key.
  6. If you placed the bin under protected status, you can now return it to enabled status. See instructions.

 

Drop off the key

Once you've recovered the key, you can perform an actual dropoff. If the user is still at the SmartBox, they can drop it off themselves using the method you have set. If the user has left, you can initiate a manual drop off by first opening an empty bin, then placing the key inside and logging the dropoff in the app.

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