The Differences Between Electronic and Mechanical Key Control

Key management is one of the biggest challenges faced by many industries. Handling keys manually can be inconvenient, frustrating, time consuming, and prone to error. KEYper Systems is here to offer you a variety of convenient key management solutions tailored to your exact needs. We offer both electronic and manual key control systems so you can choose the option that best fits your needs. Keep reading to learn about these two systems to discover the best key management solution for your business, organization, or school.

Electronic Key Control

KEYper Systems’ electronic key control solutions offer secure, state-of-the-art key tracking and inventory management. An electronic key control system is ideal for both large and small operations. To access keys from the secure, tamper-proof steel cabinet, employers or customers can use a PIN, fingerprint scanner, or proximity card. Only the keys to which you have granted access are available to corresponding users, allowing you ultimate control over your inventory or facility. The available keys are highlighted clearly with LEDs. Upon their return, keys do not need to be placed in the same location—the electronic system will simply learn the new location of the key. Multiple incorrect attempts to access keys will lock the system and notify you immediately via electronic communication. All key access is logged electronically, allowing you to find out instantly which keys have been checked out, by whom, when, and for how long. You can also request notification when keys are returned. Your electronic key access system includes specialized computer software that allows you to track your inventory usage and many other statistics over time. This information can be extremely useful for businesses and organizations that need up-to-date knowledge of key usage within any specified range of dates. The software can also be used to create other customizable reports by user to view illegal key removals or key access periods that were outside a specified range of time.

Mechanical Key Control

While electronic key management systems offer a wide range of key tracking options, some industries don’t need such extensive control. Whether you need to manage one key or more than one hundred, KEYper Systems’ mechanical key management systems can offer you a secure, cost-effective, and easy-to-use solution. Mechanical key management systems utilize physical unique key Access Pegs. Each Access Peg allows the user to remove one key at a time. A Key Board provides secure storage for keys, which can be accessed by placing the Access Peg into the open port beside the desired key. Thus, a quick look at your Key Board will tell you which keys are checked out and by whom. Each key is securely attached to a key plug via wire to prevent tampering. Key ports are clearly numbered and each peg can hold one or more keys, allowing you to customize your system to best suit your needs. Mechanical key control systems are best for industries in which instantaneous key use information and long-term inventory tracking is not necessary. This form of key control offers a lower-tech yet secure and convenient way to manage your keys and inventory.

Now you can enjoy the benefits of the latest key management solutions. KEYper Systems has the perfect electronic or mechanical key management system for your needs, whether you are a dealership, university, hotel, government installation, or private business. Would you like to find out more about how our key management systems can improve your organization starting from the very first day? Visit our website to explore our benefits by industry.



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