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3 Perks of Overdue Key Alerts

What happens when you forget to pay a bill, return a library book, or make a service appointment at the dealership? You get an overdue notification. Similar to these reminders that keep you on track in various aspects of your life, electronic key control systems offer overdue key alerts, letting management or key control administrators know when employees don't return keys on time.

Here are three ways these alerts help protect your business:

You Know Where to Start Looking for Missing Keys

If a key hasn't been returned, you probably won't discover it's missing until another employee tries to check it out. Overdue key alerts notify you when a key hasn't been returned to the key system on time, so you'll know exactly which key is missing and which employee last checked it out (rather than hunting down the key with no clues).

You Hold Employees Accountable 

An electronic key control system keeps a record of every time an employee checks out a key, enforcing accountability from the get-go. As an added level of security, the overdue key alert will let you know the moment a key has been out for too long. This reduces the likelihood that the user will have time to use the key for unauthorized purposes.

You Can Avoid a Security Breach

Whether a key is taken by an insider or third party, your response time is crucial. Being notified about a stolen key will give you the opportunity to prevent a security breach by tracking down the missing key and securing the area or asset the missing key belongs to.
By setting up overdue key alerts, you'll be able to stay on top of managing your keys and improve your business's overall security.
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