Mid- to large-size facilities can have hundreds if not thousands of keys in use to open the numerous secured areas on the property. With all of these keys floating around, the potential to lose control of security is significant.
The challenge lies in balancing the daily operational needs of your facility while still maintaining control of who has what keys, when they have them, what they can access, and when they are returned. Aside from having a full time staff member for that specific role (otherwise known as a Key Control Officer), facilities need another option. One that is secure, convenient and efficient. One that includes an element of automation with reporting capabilities.
A recent article in Building Operating Management addresses the merits of electric key cabinents and what components to look for when choosing the best option for your facility.See the latest posts on our homepage