New cost-effective way to have access and key control exactly where it's needed

Corvallis, OR-based Videx has announced its new CyberKey Vault ‘Single’ Electronic Key Cabinet that offers a cost-effective way to have access and key control exactly where it's needed. One electronic key can be docked in the Vault. An RFID card must be presented to open the Vault and request the electronic key. The key that is released contains access permissions specific only to that person so they can do their job: what locks they may open and when.

The electronic key can be shared by any number of employees, shift-to-shift. Management can issue one RFID card to each authorized employee. The Vault recognizes what access permissions are to be programmed into the key by the person's RFID card. When the key is returned to the Vault, the administrator receives feedback of when the electronic key was released, what locks the key opened, and email notification if someone forgets to return the key.

Mechanical keys can be attached to the electronic key for safekeeping and use. The electronic key can be used to open electronic locks and the mechanical keys used to open mechanical locks at a facility. By extension, a company not only has control over who uses their mechanical keys but the Vault reports when and to whom the mechanical keys were released and later returned to the Vault.

The Vault keeps management informed through the audit reports and alerts that are automatically sent to them. At the end of the work day, when the employee returns their electronic key to the Vault, an audit report of their entire key activity, lock openings, including exceptions such as unauthorized attempts to enter is automatically sent to management. As soon as the Vault reports back to management, the key's memory is cleared. It remains in an un-programmed state until another authorized employee presents the required RFID card.

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