Your Business’ 2017 Resolution: Secure Key & Asset Management /global/scaled/813x354x0x68x813x353/Other-Trakacom-USA-Blog Images-Res.jpg With Traka's key management and intelligent locker systems you will be putting safety and security at the forefront of your business. As the first month of the new year comes to a close, take a moment to reflect on your New Year’s resolutions. Are you still going to the gym? Eating right? Reading more? If you’re like many people, you’re struggling with your personal resolutions, and may have already fallen behind on your professional goals this year as well. This year - keep your business in the green, both in safety and profitability, by resolving to keep critical keys and asset management at the forefront of your priorities. Here’s how: Who has the “Keys To The Kingdom” within your organization? Do you really know? Without keeping track of where your facility’s keys are, and who has access to them, your business’ sensitive areas and valuable equipment are susceptible to security breaches every day. Even with Electronic Access Control, how do you effectively manage the physical override keys? For example, recently an inmate being processed for release at an Australian prison swiped a set of jail keys left unattended. The keys were not reported stolen until the next day. Citing a security breach, 28 locks inside of the facility were changed, costing thousands of dollars. With intelligent key management systems in place, businesses and facilities can worry less, thanks to highly secure features and benefits, including: Real-time control of who has access of keys and when they can be used Fully-audited history of all key transactions Synchronization of access control systems to deny user attempts to leave buildings unless keys have been returned Email and text alerts to instantly notify users of critical events such as overdue keys Are Your Company’s Assets Tools or Liabilities? If your business utilizes expensive or dangerous equipment, valuable or sensitive materials, managing these assets is critical to your organization’s effectiveness and bottom line. With portable items, such as computers, tablets, radios or even weapons, replacement can be expensive and time-consuming. Just ask the Canadian school division that is reporting over $14,000 worth of laptops and tablets stolen or lost over the span of three months. Losses include incidents of theft from inside the school, and also a work laptop being stolen from an employee’s personal car. These losses can be detrimental to an organizations productivity and bottom line. Intelligent locker systems can reduce the most common asset management problems - such as frequent replacement of inventory, disproportionate number of pooled assets to what is actually utilized daily, wasted downtime on assets not fully charged or locating equipment and devices. These systems can enable the traceability of assets, charge them within the compartments only vending the most charged, securely store valuable items and reduce the chances of loss or damage, along with the following benefits: Curfews to notify management if a device has not been returned on time RFID technology identifies when a specific device was taken or returned and by who Different access methods such as biometric readers, access control cards and PIN codes Advanced booking of assets to ensure device availiability It’s time to change the way you approach key and asset management. See how we can help keep your New Year’s security resolution by contacting us today.