Many schools still have the problem of many keys for departments and specialized assets, like AV equipment, in several hands. Think about what it is like to have many sets of keys to the Drama Department or Athletics Department. To have access keys for the stadium, game gear or auditorium, sound equipment, lighting and electrical boxes out of administration control is a nightmare scenario. Losing even one set of those keys or having them stolen would be an absolute disaster.
Having the ability to control who has the keys for sensitive areas and exactly when they have them is of prime importance. Installing an electronic cabinet to manage keys takes much of that security problem out of the daily equation. Knowing where the keys are, and with whom, from a simple system report gives a level of control that was not available before. The ability to track when those keys are taken and returned assures that the facility is secure.
Personnel can be assigned specific keys that can only be taken from the cabinet after entering a personal code or using a prox card. This protects other departments from unauthorized entry. Denying access means better asset loss prevention. Having knowledge of who had specific access makes it less likely that missing property will not be recovered in a timely manner.
Increased safety, security and loss prevention is a concern for any school administration or board of education. Using positive steps, with available technology, gives assurance that the best possible solution has been applied to the situation. Viable solutions allow administrators to concentrate needed attention directly on other issues.
A secured electronic key cabinet to manage keys is a solution that can be implemented on its own or in conjunction with other electronic systems such as fully compatible student lockers and coded supply storage. CIC Technology can customize a solution to fit your requirements. It’s time to add functionality to your security plan, contact us with your inquiries.