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.
The recent announcement by Volvo to phase out gas-only car production by 2019, at which time all new Volvos will either be fully electric or electric hybrids, makes it the first automaker to commit to using only alternative drive trains. This announcement is just one of many changes taking place in today’s automotive industry. Innovative software apps that allow drivers to remotely start a car or monitor the battery, facilitate vehicle diagnostics and repairs through network links, and allow vehicle-to-vehicle communications that let cars on the road talk to each other are just a few examples of changes in new model vehicles.
Network security has been a prime focus for manufacturers and attendees alike at this year’s security conferences and trade shows. And the trend shows no signs of abating. Encrypted physical security devices, intrusion detection systems and infrastructure management services are just a few of the solutions presented as ways to help block an external party from accessing an organization’s internal systems.
Morse Watchmans has always aimed to help organizations strengthen security and accountability, eliminate losses, and improve efficiency. To support the changing needs of businesses, we developed a range of key control and asset management products that continue to evolve as our customers’ needs do. It’s also why we developed the new Morse Watchmans website you see today.