- Australia & New Zealand
- Belgium & Luxemburg
- Czech Republic
- Saudi Arabia
- Singapore & Malaysia
- South Africa
- South Korea
Traka Ltd was formed in 1995 following an idea first conceived in 1990 with British Airways to assist them in the management of keys for their ground support vehicles. It was quickly realised that hardware, as well as any software, would be required to both secure and account for vehicle keys and development led to the installation of a prototype cabinet in 1993.
Traka has grown rapidly, building upon its initial success, gaining many major accounts and opening up extensive overseas markets. Utilising its expertise in key management solutions, customers now span a considerable range of industries from commercial to military and government. Traka won the Queen's Award for Enterprise Innovation in 2004.
Many innovations have been developed since the original key cabinets were introduced to provide added value and unique features; a significant one being the Immobilisor which utilises the iFob as a unique key for Materials Handling Equipment. This opened a major new market within the distribution / logistics sector enabling large fleet operators to control access to different vehicles and fork trucks - controlling user access and knowing who had used any vehicle at any time - both current and in the past. This resulted in major improvements in warehouse safety, compliance with health and safety legislation and recently, to include random alcohol testing for drivers before keys could be accessed.
The concept of using the iFob as a replacement for a conventional key was quickly adapted and used as a form of buildings access control. This is now widely adopted as a very cost effective form of access control and is in use the world over controlling user access - examples being diamond sorting rooms, secure areas containing sensitive equipment, data racks in IT server computer centres, Banks and Cash-in-Transit sorting centres.
In early 2007 Traka moved to new premises, tripling its production capacity, and introduced new solutions in its product development to meet the increasing range of client applications. In particular a new range of intelligent electronic lockers using RFID technology to safe guard and manage access to assets such as PDA’s, laptops, cash trays, security radios and small weapons. Using the same Traka 32 software, a full audit of user activity is recorded, and the same level of access control is implemented to ensure appropriate authorisation, be it on locally or remotely networked systems.
In 2008 Traka again won The Queen's Award for Enterprise - this time for International Trade. Our worldwide export trade now accounts for some 50% of annual turnover.
2009 saw the introduction of a new range of entry level systems to assist smaller organisations who had the need to better manage keys and equipment but could not justify the costs of traditional Traka solutions. The entry level systems have been developed with many years of experience in the industry and offer very cost effective solutions for small to medium enterprises.
In 2010 Traka plc systems are now widely used in retail giants such as ASDA and Tesco through to Prisons and Police custody suites - from Industrial Plant Equipment and Mines through to Universities, Colleges and Schools - from Banks and Post Offices through to Casinos and Property Management. In fact, any organisation or business that needs to either manage or have control over who can access its keys and physical assets - plus benefit from all the management information that Traka can provide behind the scenes to help reduce administration and improve efficiency. Traka also helps minimise physical loss or damage to company property and equipment and reduce operational downtime - all helping to improve an organisations 'bottom line'.