“It’s the best key management software I’ve ever used.” The Key Wizard™ technical support department often hears comments like these. We have received an excellent response since the software was introduced in July 2001. After being on the market for more than eight years, a new and...
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“It’s the best key management software I’ve ever used.” The Key Wizard™ technical support department often hears comments like these. We have received an excellent response since the software was introduced in July 2001. After being on the market for more than eight years, a new and enhanced Key Wizard™ version, 5.5 has just been released. Several enhancements make the software more versatile and easier to use.
In addition to tracking keys, keyholders, locations, hardware and cylinder inventory, Key Wizard™ allows users to import keyholder, key, and location information. The user simply places the information into an Excel® spreadsheet or csv file format according to a sample file and specifications contained on the software CD. The information can then be imported into Key Wizard™. This feature saves time by reducing the need to manually input employee, location, and keying information. Users have the option of turning off the requirement to input key bittings. This option is useful for users who only want to track the keys that employees carry, or who may wish to track special or unusual keys for items such as locksets, padlocks, safes, etc.
Commercial and institutional locksmiths can pre-load master key system and location information into their copy of the software and then export the information. End users can then import the information into their copy of the software. Providing this value-added service could help locksmiths sell more master key systems. This feature provides a “one time” download and is not designed to synchronize information back and forth between the locksmith and the end user.
A pinning calculator and download capabilities to an ITL 9700 key machine are additional capabilities of the software.
Key Wizard™ offers uncluttered, easy to navigate screens using a Microsoft® Outlook® type of layout. The program is able to track multiple end users and multiple master key systems. It is suitable for both retail locksmiths, with multiple customers, and for institutional users, such as hospitals and universities, that may need to track multiple master key systems. It is available in network and single user versions.
Key Wizard™ works with most major lock manufacturer’s master key systems. The software accepts Medeco® Original angles, Biaxial® single and double cut angles and bittings for up to 7 pin positions.
An additional tab on the keyholder screen allows users to import scanned pictures of keyholders, along with a sample of their signatures, to ensure that keys are issued to the proper individuals.
The system tracks key deposits and has a sample default key receipt that can be printed using either a standard laser or inkjet printer.
A unique expandable access tree screen allows users to easily see, on one screen, all the keys a person carries and all of the doors those keys will access. This feature makes it easy for supervisors to see what rooms their employees can access.
Extensive location door hardware screens allow users to track detailed information on such items as primary and secondary locks and cylinders, doors, frames, hinges, door closers, push plates, pull plates, mop plates, kick plates, door viewers and thresholds.
No other program offers this amount of detailed hardware tracking.
TRUE LOGICAL SORTING
One of the unique features of Key Wizard™ is the true logical sorting of Standard Key Coding labels. Many other types of key management software sort special function keys, such as "MAINT", with the master key "MA" and usually sort the change keys as: AA1, AA10, AA11, AA2, AA3, AA4, etc. In contrast, KeyWizard™ places special function keys, such as "MAINT", at the beginning of the key list and sorts change keys as: AA1, AA2, AA3, AA4, AA5, AA6, AA7, AA8, AA9, AA10, AA11, etc. This feature makes it easy to keep track of keys and read audit reports. Users have the option of choosing "Standard Key Coding," "Modified Key Coding" or their own system of labeling keys.