Fleet managers literally hold the keys to the kingdom for their businesses. The success of their operations depends on the proper use of equipment. That isn’t possible unless the keys are in the right hands at the right times. Yet that’s easier said than done, whether a fleet has five vehicles or 500. Keeping a close eye on keys is essential for protecting equipment, reducing liability and extending the lifespan of assets. Fortunately for fleet managers, electronic key management systems can be the solution for all of these concerns.
The traditional way to track keys is to store them in a locked cabinet. Unfortunately, this can lead to a number of problems for fleet managers. It may not always be apparent who took a particular key, or when. The employee in charge of signing them in and out may lose track of where they are, and it can be a time-consuming process. It’s also too easy under the traditional method for equipment to be misused.
With an electronic key management system, these problems are eliminated. The cabinet only opens if an employee has the PIN, swipes a keycard or uses biometric verification. Some systems take a photo of the user every time they are accessed. Inside the cabinet, lights and sounds can direct the user to the specific key needed. Each one can be attached to a fob that can be used to track its whereabouts.
Installing an electronic key management system can do a lot to make a fleet manager’s job easier. Here are three ways in which it can improve operations:
Fleet managers have an immense responsibility. Electronic key management systems can help them keep track of their equipment and streamline procedures. As a recognized leader in the industry, KEYper® Systems can help you with a key management solution that fits your operations. For more information or to get started, contact KEYper® Systems today.
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