The flinkey system
The flinkey system is the innovative all-in-one solution for digital vehicle management. The flinkey system consists of the flinkey box, the corresponding app, the administration portal and offers a simple and efficient way to manage any number of vehicles and users. After the uncomplicated start-up of the flinkey box you can directly start managing your vehicles thanks to the intuitive administration platform including app. Only three components are required to open and close vehicles securely with the smartphone:
Digital vehicle management: The simple allocation of access and administration of approvals for a vehicle enables efficient management of vehicle fleets - time-consuming handovers are eliminated.
At a glance
Fast and uncomplicated, during operation
Supports all vehicles built in 2003 or later
State-of-the-art Bluetooth encryption
The easiest step to digitization
No intervention on vehicle or key necessary
flinkey is a brand of WITTE Automotive
Users do not need to get used to the system
Closely networked – always up to date
The flinkey box
The flinkey box is the heart of the flinkey system. On the one hand it serves as a storage place for car keys. On the other hand, the technology built into the box allows car access via smartphone. But how exactly does that work?
The flinkey box includes a secured key compartment where the car key is placed. If an unlock signal is now received from an authorized smartphone, the car is unlocked by a small lever that mechanically activates the “open button” of the car key.
When the vehicle is unlocked, the flinkey box is unlocked at the same time, and the key can be removed from the box – so the flinkey system is also suitable for vehicles without keyless go. For locking the key must be placed back into the box. When the vehicle is locked by the smartphone, the flinkey box is also securely locked, so that access to the key is no longer possible!
The simple, mechanical function of the flinkey Box has one main advantage: The use of the key box in the vehicle works without a visit to the workshop. The box can be put into operation quickly and easily – and all this without any conversion work on the vehicle or keys.
The flinkey box can be placed anywhere in the vehicle and, if necessary, fixed with a tape strip. As soon as the box is registered and a release via the app is available, it is immediately ready for use. This way you avoid installation costs and downtime as required by other systems for digital vehicle access.
The flinkey system works with a fourfold challenge-response method. This ensures that only authorized access requests are successful and can open the box. Communication via Bluetooth also allows access to the vehicle offline. This is clearly advantageous in underground car parks or regions with weak mobile reception, for example.
Good to know: The flinkey box will not be visible in the usual Bluetooth settings of the mobile device.
The flinkey app
The flinkey app is the key to digital vehicle management. Once the app is installed on the smartphone, it becomes the digital key for all activated vehicles. The flinkey app can be downloaded free of charge and easily from the App Store or the Play Store. The app is intuitively structured and can be used directly after installation:
In the app, users can see all vehicles that have been activated. If the user approaches a vehicle, the option to open or close the vehicle appears directly at the interface. The connection to the flinkey box works via Bluetooth. Of course, only people with access rights to the respective vehicle are given the option to open and close it.
Good to know: The assignment of permissions works via the portal. Authorized users can also easily unlock other people via the flinkey app.
The flinkey app also helps drivers to find a parked vehicle via navigation. The time and place of the last locking process is used for this purpose. This is especially practical when changing drivers and saves a time-consuming arrangement and an “old-fashioned” vehicle handover.
The flinkey app can be used to manage all unlocked vehicles. The user can see at a glance for which vehicles authorization is available and where the corresponding vehicles are located.
Another important feature is therefore the management of permissions via the App. If the user is also the vehicle administrator, additional users can be authorized for vehicles via the app. An invitation to use the vehicle can be sent via WhatsApp or e-mail – assigning authorizations has never been so quick and easy.
The flinkey portal
With the flinkey portal you always have your vehicles in view! Via the user-friendly flinkey portal the flinkey boxes in the fleet vehicles are managed centrally. Access rights for all vehicles and drivers can be centrally organized quickly and easily.
The release of the vehicles is managed by an administrator in the flinkey portal. Within the user-friendly flinkey portal the individual flinkey boxes are assigned to one vehicle each. The administrator has a clear listing of all vehicles in the pool and can unlock the individual users for any number of vehicles via the portal. A main owner can also be defined for a vehicle. This owner can then also assign further approvals for the corresponding vehicle via the app. The digital car keys can be reproduced via the flinkey portal as often as desired. So there is no upper limit for the access to a vehicle. In addition, the portal can be used independently of the hardware and operating system of your devices.
The assignment of usage rights for any number of vehicles via the central flinkey portal saves you time-consuming arrangements and coordination with the individual drivers – and thus a lot of time. The existing vehicles can be used much more efficiently and flexibly due to the simple administration. Besides an increase in time efficiency the flinkey system also opens up completely new possibilities. It is also conceivable that third parties can access your vehicles, for example for in-car deliveries.
Marc Senninger & Max Enno Kraft
Enterprise Account Executive for Witte Automotive & Industry Executive for Automotive Supplier
WITTE Digital is breaking new ground with its innovative products in the automotive supplier industry. As a “Trusted Platform Provider” we support WITTE in offering their customers reliable and scalable solutions and thus create added value based on digital services.
Many keys, one system
Currently available vehicles
The flinkey Box is already available for almost all vehicles. For each type of key we have developed a suitable key kit (insert and lever position).