Solutions Snapshot: InstaKey

Our vendor partners can add value well beyond the products they provide

Solution providers offer a wide spectrum of mission-critical products and services designed to help meet the rising demands of the asset protection function and the retail business in general. We use these resources to increase efficiencies, improve performance, enhance productivity, support safety, lower costs, and discourage theft.

By the same respect, our vendors can offer much more than simply providing mission-critical products and services. They have become an extension of our team and partners in the success of our department, our program and our company. They work with us to find solutions to both the simple and complex challenges we face on a daily basis. These relationships have become an essential factor in the success of today’s loss prevention programs, and it is more important than ever that we effectively manage all aspects of our vendor relationships—from selecting the right vendor to achieving optimal results that best meet our business objectives.

InstaKey Security Systems provides a progressive alternative to traditional key control methods (or more commonly, lack thereof) that results in significant savings in overall expense and can have a massive impact on a company’s bottom line. InstaKey’s unique KeyControl® Program is specifically designed to improve each location’s security while saving time and money. Being a “first line of defense” security solution, this program improves each key holder’s accountability, eliminates the need to rekey when keys are returned, reduces operating expenses associated with locksmith services when a key is lost or stolen, and maximizes an overall key management program control.

InstaKey’s KeyControl® Program is made up of (4) critical components providing a full range of benefits:

  • Restricted, Serialized Keys – Assurance of control over key distribution with proprietary, restricted keyways marked and tracked with distinct, individualized serial numbers.
  • Simple and Cost-Effective Rekey Avenue – Meaningful reductions in cost and time required for lock changes with simple, on demand, “single key turn,” rekeyable lock technology.
  • Easily Accessible “Real-Time” Information – Command over all aspects of the KeyControl® Program through tracking of serialized keys to key holders and locations in the only patented, cloud-based key tracking platform.
  • Administered Program Partnership – Support with education and training of program procedures, solutions, and best practices with dedicated KeyControl® Program Management.

This is an organized, formally documented and administered program that manages the authorized distribution of keys while limiting the unauthorized acquisition of keys. Most key systems are provided to initially secure the location and control the distribution of keys, but little attention is given to how to manage it afterward. Without consistent management routines, the security investment can easily degrade due to lost or unaccounted for keys, especially when keys can be duplicated without authorization.

The ability to implement a Master key system is also available. This would allow authorized personnel to have access to all locks, and the ability to rekey at the Master level without it affecting associate level keys, and vice versa, in the event of a rekeying occurrence.

The program is designed to maximize security and minimize costs through re-imagined hardware solutions, cloud-based management (information records owned by you) and a dedicated support team to help keep the program compliant. Data management best practices provide complete oversight to know who has access and what they have access to, making it simple to regain control – regardless of the size or complexity of the particular environment.

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The global reach of the retail world drives us to stay current in all aspects of the business. It takes a diverse and collective effort to accomplish our goals and objectives, expanding our knowledge and our resources when necessary in order to accomplish critical tasks and improve results. We must carry the ability to continually upgrade our knowledge and skill sets, building a professional plan that drives us forward to meet the changing needs of our current position—and the one after that.

We encourage you to take the steps to learn more about our solution provider partners and improve your awareness regarding the products and services available to support the loss prevention industry. The time spent reviewing these brief summaries can add new perspective to the products and services that help shape our industry, and long-term value to your career development.

For more information on our industry solution providers, visit LP Magazine’s Business Directory.

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