Key Management Systems Offer Time Saving Features for Improved Productivity

One-hour delivery service; 24 hour ATMs; streaming movies and television shows; constant real-time communication through email and text messaging; instant ordering with the click of a button; smart phone apps and ultra-fast connections anytime, anywhere. These are just some of the activities that have seeped into our lives, offering instant results and gratification. In fact, we’ve become so accustomed to not waiting that studies indicate individuals who had to wait for a download or were put on hold at a call center even for a few minutes simply abandoned the process. Continue reading

Flexibility Is Key with Key Management Systems

When making a security product purchasing decision, the product’s flexibility and ability to be configured – quickly and economically – are crucial. These traits help determine how well the product can conform to the user’s current needs and specifications, as well as its ability to adapt to requirements that may evolve over time and in unanticipated ways. Continue reading

Key Control Systems Reinforce Airport Security

The latest news reports indicate that security at airports and other public venues is again being strengthened. The added security will likely be more visible to travelers with the presence of additional guards or airport police and longer lines at TSA checkpoints. In the back of the house, it can be assumed that operations will tighten up to help ensure a secure environment. Continue reading

Key Control – It’s a Zoo Out There

The new baby panda at Washington’s National Zoo has caused a flurry of excitement and the “panda-monium” caused web cams to be overwhelmed. Popular zoo exhibits such as the pandas as well as lions and elephants help maintain visitor attendance at the parks while sharks, octopus and the ever-popular seals are some of the top attractions at aquariums. Continue reading

Evolving Key Control Technology Adds Depth to Security Systems

The technology found in today’s physical security systems is notably more advanced than systems that were deployed even just five years ago. IP cameras were on the scene then but megapixel and panoramic capabilities were just beginning to appear. Access control systems offered integration capabilities but nothing compared to today’s “smart” access cards and systems. And who had even heard of or envisioned cloud technology, SaaS (Software as a Service) or data mining as an integral part of a physical security system. Continue reading

Key Control Systems Update Security of Mechanical/Access Keys

It used to be said that mechanical keys tell no tales. This was because there was no way to determine or prove who may have last used a key, when it was used, if and when it was returned or even where it might be now. Manual log systems were inefficient at best as a record-keeping/monitoring tool and the honor system relied on the integrity (and memory) of the individual. Continue reading