Key Control For Access Control Tutorial

By Brian Rhodes, Published Feb 18, 2021, 10:29am EST (Info+)

Many spend thousands on advanced access systems but regularly neglect one of the least expensive, yet most important aspects of all: Key Control.

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Keeping track of keys, who carries them, and which doors they open is vital for security.

In this note, we examine the problem and give recommendations on how to optimize keying systems to guarantee buildings stay secure:

  • Loose Key Control Major Access Problem
  • Electronic Access Not A Cure
  • Bad Control Is Management Issue
  • Three Critical Elements of Key Control
  • How To Implement A Key Control System

Loose ******* ** **** ***** *******

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**** *** ** ******, ****** ****** how ******** **** ***.

***** ****** ******* **** **** **** or ******* **** ****** ******** ****** is ********** * ****, ******* ******* your *** **** ** ****** **** a **** ** * *** ** often *** ********** * *******.

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**** ******** ***** ** **** *** control. **** ***** ********:

* **** *** *** *** **** motion ****** ******** *** ******** ********* of *****, ********** ********** *** ********** ********.

****** ** ********* *** ******* ****** can ******** ********* ** ******** ******** to ******* **** **** ****. ******* exactly ***** *** ** ****, *** what ***** **** *** *** ****** to, ** ******** *********** ** ********* situations.

Electronic ****** ** **** *** **** **********

**** ********** ******** ********** ****** *** cure-all *** *** ******* ** ************ keys.

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Bad ******* ** ********** *******

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Three ******** ******** ** *** *******

** ***** ****, *** ******* ******* have ***** ********:

  • *** **************: * *** ** *** ******* which **** *** ***** ***** ***** keys ****/****.
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********* ***** ******** *****, ******* ** cost **** ******** ** ********* ** dollars. ** **** *****, *** ******** includes ********** ******** ****** **********: ********* lock ******* ***********, ****** *********/***** ********** logs, *** *********** ******** *******. **** confronted **** ******** *** ******** ** paying *** ******** **** ***'* ****, many ***** ****** ****** ***** *** spreadsheets *** ****** *** ****** **** there.

Implementing *** *******

**** ***-***** **** *** ***** ** regaining *** ******* *** **** ********* aspect ** ********. ***********, ** ****** how *** ** ******* * ****** has ******, ***** *** * ***** required ** ****** **********:

  1. ********* * **** ********* ******
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  3. **** *******

Learn, ** ********* * ****** ******

**** *** ********* *** *********** ******* some **** ** ****** ****. ** some *****, ******** *** ***** ***** to ***** ***** ** **** *** be ****** **** ****** ****. *** distribution ** ******* ** **** ******* people **** ****** ** ***** ******** to ***** ****, *** ************ ****** are **** ***. ****** **** ******* management ** *** ****** ****** ** present **** *** *********, *** *********** of **** ****** *** ******* *********. Often **** ******* ******* ** ********** or ***** ** ***** *** ************** to **** *** ****** ** *****.

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Serialize ** ************ ****** ****

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Keep *******

*** ***** **** ** **** ********* for ******* *******. ******* * *** recording ** ***** *** **** ****** to * ******** ****** ***** ****** that '****** ********' *** ********** *** documented.

**** *** **** *** **** ** be *******, *** ****** ****** ****** who **** ***** *** *** **** doors **** *** *** ****** ** open. **** *********** ** ****** *** investigations *** ********, *** **** ******** a ***** ************* ** *** ** allowed ****** ** ******** ********* ** a ********.

[****: **** ***** *** ********** ******* in ****, *** ************* ******* ** 2021.]

Comments (10)

*** ** *** ***** ** ********** not **** *** **** ** ***? It ***** *** ****, **** **** electronic ****** *******, ** ** ***** allow / **** **** / *****. Is **** *******? ** ** ** it ** **** ***** ** **** to *** *** ** **** ** all?

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****** *** **** ***********, *** * think ********** **** **** ***** ** a **** ** *********** ***** ******** for ** ******** *** ******** ** kids' *********.

***** *** **** *** **** ****** where ****** ******* ** ****** (*.*.: closets, ********, ******* *****, *******, ************, temporary/remote *********) *** *********/******* ********** ****** is *** ********* ** *******. ********** keys *** * ****** ********/********** ** electronic ****** ** ****.

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*** ** *** ***** ** ********** not **** *** **** ** ***? It ***** *** ****, **** **** electronic ****** *******, ** ** ***** allow / **** **** / *****. Is **** *******?

* ***** *** *** **** ******** of ********** ****** ***** ***** ****/*** door ****. **** ******** ***** ** 100% ******* ** **** ****** (*********,******** / **** ******, ** **** ******* *********** ******* ****** **********), *** *** ********* ***** ** higher **** *** '*******' ********* ***** keys **** ** ****** *** * long ****.

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*** ****** ** ** *** ****** to ****** ********** ****** ******* ******* a *** ****** *** ***** *****?

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*** ****** ** ** *** ****** to ****** ********** ****** ******* ******* a *** ****** *** ***** *****?

* ***** ** **** *****, *** key ****** ** ******* *********, *** essentially ******* ** ***********.

* **** ****** ******* **, *** very *** (****** ****) ****** *********** propose ********** **** & ***** ***/** key ******* *** ***** ****** ********, although ** ****** ** **** ** essentially ***** ***.

********** **** '** ******' ******** ***** this ****** *********** *** ** ********* and *** ******* ** ******** *** issue ******.

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** **** ** *** ***** ****-***, keying ** ****** ** ********* ***** that * ***** ** *** *** very ******* *** ********* *****. *** one ****** **** *** ******* **** control ** ***** ****, ***** * site *** *** ****** ******* ****** installed *** *******, *** **** ***** on *** **** **** ******* *** the ******** ******* ** *** *** keys ******'* **** *** *** ***** anymore. **** **** ** **** ******** was ** ****** *** ** ******** the ****** ** **** ****** ** the ****, ** *** ******* *** average ******** *** ***** ***** *********** like ******** ****'* **** *** **** to *** ***** **** ****** ** go. **** ***** **** **** *** upper ********, ********** ****** *** ******** needed ******** ****, *** **** * few *** *******.

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* *** **** *** ** ****, and * *** *** ********** *** as ** ***** ***** ** **** for ** * **** * ************ forgot ** *** *** ********** ****, I ***** *** ****** *** * am ******* ** ***** *** **** is ***.

*** ****, ** ***** *** **** and ****** *******, * **** ** set ****** ** "****** **** ******" be ******** ****** ****** **** ***** hours ***** *** ******** **** *** left. ** ***** ** ** ** away **** **** *** ********* *****, and ***-************** *******, *** ** ***'* have *** ***** ****** *** ** access *******. * **** ******* *,*** doors, *** ** **** **** *** doors ** ****** *******. ****** ******* there.

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*** ******** *** ********* ***** ***** include ****-****** ****** ******* **** ***** override. **** & **** *** *** managed, ******** *** *** ** *****. Its * *********** **** ** *** security *******. **** ****** ** * requirement *** ****** *** ******* ** ensure *** ********* ** ****** ** a ***** ******* *** ***** ******* back ** *** **** *********

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**** ****** *****.

** *** **** *** **** **** shows *** ***** **** ** ********* for * *********** "***" ****** **** can ** ******** ** **** ** an ********** ****** ******* ******?

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** *** **** *** **** **** shows *** ***** **** ** ********* for * *********** "***" ****** **** can ** ******** ** **** ** an ********** ****** ******* ******?

** ** ***. *** ******** ** basic *****, * ********** **** *** can ** ***/********** *** ~$* ** a *****, ***** * ****/*** ***** runs **-** ** ****.

[****: *** ******** ** **** * small ***** ** ****** *** ** compare ******* **** *******. ***** *** many **** *********** ******* ** ****, from *************/*********** *********** **. **** *****, to ********** ********** *** *********, ** doing ******** ***********/******** *******, ** *********** integrating '*****' ******** ***** (*.*.: **** & **********), ** ********* ***********/****, *** so **.)]

*******, * *** **** ********* ***** on * ******* ****** ** ***** (if****** ******** ****) *** ******** **** **** to ** *******, ***** *****/**** ********* can ** **** ** *** ****** doors **** *******, ** *'* *** the ********** ****** ** **** *********/**** difficult ** ****** **** ** ********** system *** ******* **********.

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**** **** *** ******** ******* *** the ******* ** ******* ***** ******* digital ************** ***** ****** **********, **** security, *** ****** ******.

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