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

Emergency Preparedness for Office Buildings Relies on Key Management Systems

According to the American Red Cross, approximately 45,000 disasters, man-made and natural, occur in the United States each year. Because of the seriousness of the potential for loss, security and emergency preparedness has become an essential tool in helping to limit the number and types of threats that facilities such as office buildings can face. While there are many different types of security solutions for office buildings, key management systems are a vital component of emergency preparedness to minimize loss and speed response. Continue reading

Curbing Thefts of Opportunity

They’re called crimes of opportunity for a reason. Property and valuables left unattended and unsecured, even for short periods of time, pose a temptation to thieves, employees, cleaning staff, contractors and building visitors. Cash, computers, business information/data, other valuables and even identities are prime targets for theft in an office environment any time there are security irregularities. Continue reading

Better Key Control Systems Benefit Users, Manufacturers and the Industry

Making things better for the user is a guiding principle of successful manufacturers and service organizations alike. In practice, this means taking a step-by-step approach in formulating, developing and testing to ensure that a new feature or product is truly wanted and needed. The evolution of many of the innovative and feature-rich functions in key control systems has been based on this principle and has resulted in a product solution that more effectively meets users’ needs. Continue reading

5 Ways Casinos Improve Security with Key Control

With the continued expansion of gaming markets in the U.S., including Massachusetts, Ohio, Maryland, Louisiana and New York, existing and new casinos are increasingly relying on technology to comply with regulations and improve security. Key control and management technology can help casinos achieve these objectives – and here are five reasons why. Continue reading

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

It is estimated the number of decisions that a person makes throughout the day numbers in the thousands. From major decisions regarding a large purchase to minor decisions as to what to eat for breakfast, each produces a final choice that may or may not prompt action. Making those decisions however requires identifying options and then making a selection based on values, preferences and the potential for the various selections to meet the needs. Continue reading