11/1/12 – Security-Today: Customized Accountability

The grounds crew, housekeeping and maintenance staff at Western Kentucky University used to carry building keys around with them 24/7 because that was the way it had always been done. Employees took the keys home with them at night and brought them back to work the next day or for their next shift. Ot her than the usual forgetfulness and the occasional set of lost keys, management and control of the keys needed for the maintenance and housekeeping of the University’s 65-plus buildings was not on anyone’s radar as a potential problem area.