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EyeOnLP: The Search for a Better Way to Avoid the Expense of Rekeying Locks Led to Innovative Hardware and Software Technology


Searching for a better way to handle rekeying locks for retail stores and other facilities in 1986 led to a rekeyable lock technology that has saved the retail industry millions of dollars in locksmith expenses over the past 30 years.

“We knew the day the rekeyable lock technology was invented that we had something powerful,” recalls Scott Serani, president and co-founder of InstaKey Security Systems.

As lock-and-key technology has matured over the past three decades, numerous hardware and software solutions have been introduced for a variety of applications. From small format interchangeable cores and unique serialized keys in the 1990s to a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) management platform in the 2000s, innovation coupled with client-centric solutions has continued as a hallmark of InstaKey.

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In this interview with LP Magazine’s EyeOnLP team, InstaKey’s Director of Sales and Marketing Cita Doyle, LPQ, provides a look at the company’s latest innovations and product introductions, including® software—the only patented, cloud-based KeyControl® application available—that gives companies the ability to manage their lock-and-key programs in real time from virtually anywhere and on any device.

A “light” version of the software is set for release in 2016 that will provide users access to primary functions within the platform in an easy-to-use display optimized for mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Also set for release is a new digital e-signature feature that will provide the ability for key holders to sign off on their individual key assignments from their smartphone.

To read more about InstaKey’s 30-year anniversary, see the company’s recent news release. Additional information on the company is available in the LPM directory.

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