Ground support at airports and air fields is a critical component in ensuring that airplanes fly on time, properly serviced and without mechanical issues. Airport ground support equipment (GSE) helps to fulfill a broad range of services for the aircraft, from cargo loading to beverage services to refueling to fuselage maintenance. To perform these duties quickly and precisely, allowing for speedy equipment turnaround, ground support personnel must act as a well-oiled machine.
Whether it’s the lure of endless sunshine in Arizona, snow-laden mountains in Colorado or the sandy beaches and crystal blue waters of Florida, the hotel industry across the country is thriving due to strong occupancy rates. In fact, PKF Hospitality Research predicts record U.S. hotel occupancy rates through 2017.
With organizations across every vertical more and more reliant on the cloud for both operations and data storage, data centers have become one of the most important elements of infrastructure around the globe. Maintaining safe storage for critical data has bearing on every aspect of business—and limiting access to that storage is an essential part of keeping business secure. Data centers, the venues that host the servers on which data is stored, are reliant not only on cybersecurity, but also on physical security technologies to keep those servers safe. While video surveillance, intrusion detection, and other types of security technology provide foundational functionality to protect data centers from intrusion, another vital layer of on-site physical security should be added in the form of key control.
Managing the control and usage of keys is a significant undertaking for anyone working in fleet management. Access to keys is critical to the execution of your business and protection of your assets, with the loss or theft of keys representing a significant risk to your operation. Anyone with the key can drive off with a vehicle, use that vehicle for personal needs, or otherwise mishandle your assets. In addition, losing the key to a vehicle takes that vehicle out of commission for the time it takes to locate the key or rekey the vehicle—a significant loss for your business. It’s crucial to effectively manage the keys essential to your operation.
Managing a fleet of vehicles isn’t easy. Keeping track of several vehicles, often of a variety of makes and models and uses, meeting out their use, and maintaining them over their lifespan is an unwieldy task, made all the more difficult by the need to control access to your fleet. A key management system can manage many of these challenges in an organized, auditable system that works easily across fleets of all sizes, styles and verticals.