Hardware - LocknCharge Tower

This document will show you how to access

LocknCharge Logo

LocknCharge towers provide a way to securely store Southwest Tech laptops in certain locations.

In order to access a tower, faculty and staff will need to request a PIN and access by submitting a case.

Bay State Colors

Color Description
Green The door is closed and the bay is available for a user to select for a reservation.
White The door is closed and the bay is currently reserved and assigned to a user.
Red The door is open.
Dark Gray The door could be open or closed and the bay has been taken offline by an admin so that it cannot be reserved or accessed by a user.

Accessing Bays

The below steps will show you how to get into a bay, remove the laptop, and return the laptop.

Screenshot of LocknCharge Panel

  1. On any bay with a green status, enter the bay number on the tower’s panel you would like to open and then push “OK” (ex. 01).
  2. Enter in your PIN and then click “OK”.
  3. The bay will open and the bay light will turn red.
  4. Unplug and remove the laptop from the bay and then close the door. When the door is closed the bay light will turn white. Only your account will be able to access this bay when it's in the white state.
  5. When done using the laptop, log off the computer and leave the laptop powered on when returning it.
  6. Return the laptop to its bay by entering the bay number on the tower’s panel you would like to open and then pushing “OK” (ex. 01).
  7. Enter in your PIN and then click “OK”.
  8. Plug the laptop power back in, and close the bay. The bay light should change back to green.

It's important to leave the laptops powered on when returning them to the bay so they can still receive updates. This will minimize updates from needing to be installed when they are needed for a class.