Key security, accountability and accessibility play a huge part in the smooth running of many businesses, garage and service centres in particular.  Control

of keys is of paramount importance.  Lack of the above can prove; in some circumstances; very costly, as was the case with XYZ Motors.


They ran a very busy service and MOT Testing Centre, with a high number of

vehicles passing through each day.  Two vehicle keys were lost on one

particular day.  Frustratingly keys had been mislaid in the past which had cost

time and therefore money.  Had they been lost or stolen?  An answer to the

time wasting/searching for the keys was needed.


Working closely with REECE SAFETY a solution was found, not only to the

immediate problem of key security but to save time and money in accessing

and accountability of the vehicle keys.


The KeySecure Range of Automotive Key Security Cabinets with the added

benefit of a self-closing door was evaluated and found to be a great cost

effective way forward, important in a busy working environment.  With rugged

square cornered construction, durable powder coated finish and complete

with adjustable colour coded hook bars to accommodate different length of

keys with corresponding numbered keytabs (each department having a

different colour). Strong metal hook bars were able to cope with the high

usage with different length and spaced hooks for the alternative size of keys

and transponders, ensuring there was no messy bunching, overlapping and

tangling of keys.


In this instance a KS100DMDPH cabinet was installed.  The internal control

index (which is removable) was not used and keys were taken and signed out

and logged in, in a separate ledger.  The high quality digital lock was supplied

with a latch closing function.  To complete the cabinet, it was manufactured

with a facility for the door to self-close, ensuring that the cabinet is never left

open.  Keeping the keys secure, accessible and accountable to authorised

user’s only.


The garage found the KeySecure Self Closing Key Security Cabinet a really cost

effective solution to their key control problem, giving a more professional

control of keys at any given time and saving money as well.  A win win result.




Images  -  KS100DMDPH

            -  Spaced Hook Bars