“The biggest problem is that teachers and school staff don’t understand the value of a key nor do they understand the cost associated with a lost key. It is the norm, rather than the exception, that secondary schools are having to rekey costing anywhere from $25,000 – $30,000. The school must also cover the cost of “lost” expensive equipment such as computers and cars. Schools have a responsibility to secure student and financial information but without control of keys this is also compromised due to poor management and record keeping of keys. ”
— Crime prevention officer
“Lock-and-Key Systems: In many cases, a conventional lock-and-key system is still the best option. Many schools readily admit that dozens of keys or more are floating around, lost, stolen or unaccounted for. If many keys have to be accounted for, checked out, and tracked, and this is spiralling out of control, look into a key management system that tightens control, or electronically establishes an audit trail showing who last checked a key out.”
— U.S Department of Education, Office of Sage and Drug-Free Schools
How does it work
Keys are stored and controlled in the electronic key cabinet. Each cabinet is centrally managed through our KeySecure software giving administrators the ability to decide exactly who can access the keys, when and for how long. Users are finally accountable for their keys because every transaction is automatically recorded.
Contractors no longer need to waste time travelling to a central point to sign out a master key only to travel across the campus again to complete their work. Keys can be strategically arranged so that sub masters are secured in the necessary buildings. This increases operational efficiency and reduces the risk of losing a grand master.