Commercial Services

Key Management

Commercial Building Rekeying

Have you recently had a personnel change at your business? Or simply think it’s time to vet who has access to your space? Rekeying your office or building will ensure that you know exactly who has access and increase overall security.

With a rekeying, the lock itself is not removed from the door. Instead, our professional locksmiths change the pinning inside the current lock and provide new keys. After that, the old keys no longer work. This is a great option if the lock hardware itself is in good condition but you want to update who has access to the building.

Key Management

Despite the widespread use of electronic access, facility managers continue to rely on traditional locks and keys. In addition to doors, many assets like vehicles, machinery and furniture require keys to operate. The number of keys in a facility can quickly grow.

Look in any office drawer and you’ll see the problem – keys to a storage closet, warehouse, file cabinet, vehicle, or who knows what. People horde keys so they can have immediate access.

Unnecessary holding of keys creates multiple security risks like:

  • keys being “out” with an unknown user
  • keys being given to people who should not have them
  • keys being signed out but never returned
  • keys becoming lost and found by an unauthorized person

Key Control System

We understand the trade-off between managing access and risk. A formal key control system is the only way to be 100% confident that you know who has access to each area within your premise.

Rely on Pop-A-Lock to help you develop the policies and procedures of an effective key control system.

We can facilitate the discussion around, and offer advice on, questions like:

  • In which areas should we have keyed access, electronic access, or both?
  • In which areas do we require a higher level of security?
  • What is impact of building and fire codes relative to security system design?
  • Should access be granted by role, function, department or managerial level?
  • How many levels of master keying should there be?
  • How do we create a key issuance policy?
  • How do we handle temporary access for construction workers or contractors?

Full featured key cabinets and asset management systems

Automated key cabinets are available from Pop-A-Lock to effectively manage the key storage and issuance process.

These cabinets store and dispense keys, while maintaining an electronic record of who has each key or set of keys. Automated cabinets require the use of a PIN code, RFID tag, Biometric (fingerprint access) or facial recognition to open the door to remove, or return, a key. Cabinets can be programmed at the cabinet or remotely through networked systems. There are a variety of industries that are installing key cabinets:

  • Government Institutions
  • Utilities
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Universities and Colleges
  • Casinos
  • Guard and Security Companies
  • Property Managers
  • Automotive Dealerships
  • Car Rental Agencies
  • Fleet Managers
  • Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

Features include:

  • Stand-alone Plug and Play solution with advanced RFID Technology
  • Android Touchscreen interface
  • PIN, RFID tag, fingerprint access (biometric), face recognition to the keys inside the cabinet
  • Separate replaceable keys slots without opening the back of the cabinet
  • Remote management
  • Keys are securely attached using RFID tags and strong key rings
  • Robust fixing points allow for secure wall fixing
  • Operated with an optional battery backup
  • Users with assigned access to certain keys, admin manages main authorities such as registering users and assigning access
  • Event Log
  • Signals for prolonged key absence
  • Immediate alarm for overdue key take or return
  • Emergency key releasing

To learn more, email securityprofessionals@popalock.ca

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