Key Control and Productivity

Productivity is currently a hot topic for many organizations. With increasing competition and a savvier customer, management needs every advantage it can find to help ensure business success – and the right tools and the right technology are key elements in helping to achieve that success. Continue reading

Key Control Systems Offer Whole Problem Solution for SMBs

The reality of doing business today presents many challenges to the SMB owner/manager. A globalized economy affects competition and can impact profitability and growth; high speed digital connectivity has affected all segments of the operation from inventory to marketing to customer service; additionally, there is an increased focus on optimizing employee productivity and morale. More complex environments have also created a greater need for comprehensive security to safeguard and protect the company, its people and information. All these are just a few of the key issues that a small and medium business owner must face. Continue reading

Key Control Systems On the Job 24/7/365

Reports published on several industry web sites indicate that shorter and more frequent vacations are becoming the norm in the American workplace. In this new environment, employees are opting more for long weekends, adding a few days on to a holiday such as July 4th or even just taking a day off here and there, rather than being away from work for one or two weeks at a time. Continue reading

Automated Locker Systems Gaining Popularity in Commercial Use

The use of electronic safes is growing in popularity within the residential market as homeowners look for ways to store and secure valuable items without having to rent a safety deposit box at the bank. Jewelry, cash, firearms, and even medications as well as legal documents, passports, tax records, credit cards, mementos, photos and so on can all be stored and protected from theft in a safe. Continue reading

Key Management Systems Eliminate the Compromise

Securing a facility should not be a matter of compromises. Purchasing one system instead of another because it is less expensive even though it doesn’t quite meet all the requirements. Staying with manual systems instead of upgrading to automated ones because upgrading requires personnel to learn a complex new system. Running separate systems because the technology does not allow integration. And so on . . . Continue reading

Key Control’s Automatic Recording Saves Time and Storage Space

Across a variety of industries, key management systems have proven to be a valuable physical security tool. This state-of-the-art automated access technology offers efficient management of key control and storage with open protocols to enable connectivity to access control and other systems for multiple levels of security and control. Key management systems also have a proven ROI (return on investment) with regard to financial considerations such as employee productivity, the cost of lock replacements due to lost keys, safekeeping and tracking of valuable items and so on. Continue reading

Key Management Systems Deliver Proven ROI Metrics for Hospitality

ROI, or Return on Investment, is a term frequently used to refer to products or solutions purchased by a company and the capital return realized on that investment. It is a tangible way to measure the performance of those products or solutions, and often of the individuals who recommended their purchase. In any organization there may be several ways to measure ROI when a capital expenditure is made, including expanded reach or increased customer conversion/activity. Continue reading

Key Control on a Budget

The start of the New Year marks the beginning of a new budget for many organizations while in others it signals the start of budget preparations for the upcoming fiscal year. In either case, the budget process involves revenue and expenditure forecasting and often a review of company-wide operational costs. For many organizations, both large and small, the ongoing costs of replacing lost keys and/or re-keying door locks is a glaring expense, in addition to safety and security issues – but one that can be easily remedied with a purpose-built key management system. Continue reading

Key Control Makes a Good New Year’s Resolution

At this time of year the entertainment and news media are brimming with advice on how to successfully accomplish those New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s a weight loss goal, realizing a dream on your bucket list or sticking to your resolve on your “un-bucket” list (i.e. never watch another reality TV show), the advice all seems to come down to the fact that success depends on developing and sticking to a plan. Continue reading

Cars, Keys and Christmas

It’s almost become a holiday tradition. Backed by catchy slogans (December to Remember) and sentimental ad spots (snowy scenes, families, cars with big red bows), the year-end auto sales season is in full swing. In fact, a recent Business Week article stated that a five-year average ranks December as the top month for total U.S. car sales. Continue reading