Properties may still (at their own risk) connect, but note that this product is no longer supported by its manufacturer and therefore Mews will not be able to give any assistance. We recommend you upgrade your door lock solution to a more recent version.

Connecting your key encoders to Mews Operations is a great way to cut down on check-in time and simplify processes. After you set up the Vision integration, you can cut keys directly in Mews Operations without ever needing to use the Vision VingCard software.

System requirements

To use the Vision integration, you'll need:

- A Vision license that supports PMS connections.
- You'll need your 8-digit license code when you set up the integration in Mews Operations. If you're having trouble finding your license code, contact Assa Abloy support for assistance.

- The Vision VingCard software and Mews Open API installed on the same computer at your property.
- If it has not already been installed at your property, please see our guide for instructions on how to install Mews Open API.

Step 1: Set up the Vision integration

Before you can set up the Vision integration, you must have the Vision VingCard software installed on a computer at your property.

Run the Vision VingCard software

1. Open the Vision VingCard Software on your computer and login with your admin credentials.

2. Go to System Setup > System Parameters > PMS - TCP/IP, and:
- Make sure VTCLink enabled is selected and the Current status is "Running." If the current status is "Not running," click Start VTCLink.

3. Click Address mapping.

- Make note of the PMS Address for each encoder (you'll need this again in Step 2).

Create the integration

  1. Open Mews Operations.

  2. Go to Main menu > Marketplace.

  3. In the Facility management section, click See more under Key cutter integration.

  4. Click Connect.

  5. In the Name field, enter “Vision.”

  6. In the API URL field, enter

  7. Enter your Vision license code in the Username field.
    - If you're having trouble finding your license code, contact Assa Abloy support for assistance.

  8. Leave the Password field blank.

  9. Click Create.

  10. Click OK.

Step 2: Set up Vision key cutters

After you create the Vision integration in Mews Operations, you can set up your key cutters.

  1. In the Vision integration settings, click Key cutters.

  2. Click the + button.

  3. In the Name field, enter a name for the key cutter based on where it is located or what will be most easily understandable for your staff.

  4. In the Identifier field, enter the PMS Address found in the Vision VingCard software (in Step 1).

  5. In the Data JSON field, enter the following: {"Type": "AssaAbloyVisionKeyCutter", "UserGroup": "Regular Guest", "UserType": "Single Room"}.
    - In a hostel environment, where you need to create duplicate keys for guests arriving at different times, enter: {"Type": "AssaAbloyVisionKeyCutter", "UserGroup": "Regular Guest", "UserType": "Single Room", "DuplicateKeyAllowed": "True"}.
    - By default, the User Group is set to Regular Guest, and the User Type is set to Single Room. If your Vision solution is set up differently, you need to update the JSON to reflect this.

  6. Click Create.

  7. Repeat steps 1-6 for every Vision key cutter being used at your property.

Step 3: Map Vision key cutters in Mews Operations

If your space numbers in Mews Operations and Vision VingCard do not match exactly (for example, "004" and "4" is not an exact match), you must create key cutter mappings for all of your spaces.

  1. In the Vision integration settings, click Key cutter mappings.

  2. Click the + button.

  3. Under Room, select a space number from the drop-down list.

  4. In the Lock identifier field, enter the corresponding space number as it is listed in the Vision VingCard software.

  5. Click Create.

  6. Repeat steps 1-5 for every space that needs to be mapped in Mews Operations.

Step 4: Activate your key cutters

  1. Go to Main menu > Marketplace.

  2. Go to the My subscriptions tab.

  3. Next to your key cutter integration, click Settings.

  4. Select the Enabled checkbox.

  5. Click Save.

Not working?

If your encoder isn't creating keys, check the Device Commands Queue to find out why. Copy the link in the Notes or search by the response message.

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