If you’re managing an apartment complex, you’re sure to have master copies of every apartment’s keys. The responsibility of having those master sets might be a bit underestimated by you and your staff. If any of those keys fall in the wrong hands, the lives and property of your countless residents could be in jeopardy.
In recent news, a Pennsylvania apartment complex experienced multiple steps in a span of three or more months. A maintenance worker was using the master keys to enter into residents’
apartments and steal jewelry and other expensive items from various tenants. Police reports had been filed as early as the first month, but police were unable to find the thief until just recently, after a slew of reports led them to conclude it was an employee at the apartment complex. The maintenance man stole more than $50,000 in valuables in the span of three or four months.
If this Pennsylvania apartment complex had better procedures in place for their master keys access, these crimes could have been prevented or stopped after the first incident.
C.Q.R.iT offers a variety of electronic key safes and key lockers to keep your keys and other sensitive security items, safe. We are a pioneer in this field and our lockers are very sophisticated and state of the art. They utilize key-card access, PIN access, fingerprint and facial recognition, to allow access to your sensitive items by your authorized personnel. Unauthorized access results in an alarm system being triggered which allows for an alert via email, SMS, or an alarm sound from the key safe and control software. You can automatically program when authorized users’ access privileges are removed – such that you don’t need to change locks or keys!
Best of all, the lockbox logs every single access event. You’ll know who accessed the lockbox and at the precise time and date. If the Pennsylvania apartment complex had been using one of our lockboxes, they could have seen that the maintenance worker accessed the lockbox during the first theft – and could have stopped further attempts by him.
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