IPVMU Certified | 09/25/14 09:40pm
Are you looking to store one key, or several rings? How many keys?
I looked at Morse Watchman, but offerings are limited to indoor units.
Do you have the installation resources available to 'build your own'?
It would be fairly straightforward to mount a steel NEMA box with a Cabinet Lock and an outdoor reader to create your own key storage vault.
An integrator on one of my projects created an outdoor keybox using a 12" x 12" NEMA 4X enclosure, two mag locks, a magnetic contact switch and a proximity card reader. Inside the box are a series of hooks used to hold keys to the company trucks parked in the parking lot. Probably cost the client about $3000 when all was said and done.
This seems to work well, but might be a bit of an overkill for your application. How about just a simple outdoor rated keybox like the one below?:
We also went that route and they wanted it 'simple' haha
They want to know who opens it with what card. That is the main point they want.
There is also the Supra series of keyboxes, which are widely used in the real estate industry and do provide an audit trail and other advanced features. Not sure if these systems are available for purchase by individual users or not.
this needs to be controlled off site by their main office. They use Keyscan right now.