The managers of a San Francisco BMW dealership walked in to a rude awakening when they found shattered glass windows and a vehicle missing from their showroom one Monday morning.
During the night, a burglar had broken into the dealership and proceeded to gain access to a locked box where the vehicle key inventory was stored. The suspect then stole a BMW and drove it through the window of the dealership onto the street, where he crashed into a parked car. Among many others, the suspect was charged with auto theft and possession of a vehicle master key.
Keep your keys from falling into the wrong hands by implementing an electronic key management system. Using an electronic process rather than a manual process allows you to set up alerts to maintain accountability over your inventory. These alerts — which can be emailed or text messaged — will also notify you when keys have been taken by an unauthorized user or haven’t been returned within a specified time frame.
By knowing where your keys are at all times, you can reduce liabilities and keep your business safe.
To learn more about keeping your keys secure, read our post “Businesses’ Keys Stolen by Unexpected Thief."