Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Apartment Keys Stolen By Resident

Thief entering apartment.The purpose of securing things behind lock and key is to ensure that only authorized users can access them. But what happens when those keys are stolen?

Over the course of a year, an apartment complex resident managed to obtain and duplicate 150 keys and then return the originals where he found them. Using the duplicates, the man entered tenants’ apartments when he knew they weren't there to steal and then sell their valuable items. Though the thief was eventually caught, the apartment complex is now liable to replace 150 locks, which can be extremely costly.

Keep your keys secure with an electronic key control system that protects your complex’s keys in a steel cabinet or drawer. By automating the key tracking process, you can enforce authorization methods such as scanning a fingerprint and/or entering a password. When a key is checked out, a transaction is logged and recorded in reports so you can track exactly who checks out keys and when.

By securing all keys in an electronic key control system, you can prevent them from getting into the wrong hands, and also increase your tenants’ safety and peace of mind.

For more information read “The Everyday Advantages of Apartment Key Control.”