The oilfield service company caught the burglar on surveillance footage, where he first made off with various tools. He then went to the location where the company fleet keys were kept and drove a fleet vehicle off the property. The burglar’s movements avoiding cameras led police to believe that it could be a former employee. This hunch eventually led to his arrest and the discovery of the apartment keys that had been reported stolen several weeks earlier.
The businesses that this disgruntled employee robbed are very different from each other, yet suffered from the same problem: Their unsecured keys were easy to grab. They also had very different consequences as a result of their unsecured keys. The oilfield service company lost thousands of dollars worth of property, and the apartment complex compromised the safety and well-being of their tenants. Both of these situations could have been avoided with the help of an electronic key control system.
This former employee would have thought twice about stealing equipment and keys had he known there were electronic key control systems in place. These systems can restrict certain employees’ access (e.g. the facility custodian doesn't need access to vehicle keys), and they can also allow you to remove access once an employee has been terminated.
Beyond that, electronic key control systems can be set to send alerts to your computer or phone and sound an audible alarm when keys are requested or removed without authorization. Not only does this system help keep keys safe, it also helps organize keys and keep authorized users accountable for returning keys, cutting down on key loss.
Would your business benefit from utilizing an electronic key control system?