“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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MAINTENANCE SERVICE SCHEDULER
Another unique feature of Key Wizard™ is the Maintenance Service Scheduler. Users are able to schedule routine maintenance tasks, such as cylinder lubrication, on a one time, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis. A pop-up screen will automatically alert the user when maintenance is required. A special report can be printed for both scheduled and completed maintenance tasks.
A cylinder inventory screen allows users to keep track of pinned cylinders, such as interchangeable cores, that are kept in stock. Information such as finish, part number, key symbol and location are easily tracked.
A variety of different reports are available on keys, keyholders, locations, master key systems, overdue keys and maintenance service schedules, all of which can be customized by using the extensive query function. A new feature available in version 5.5 is the ability to print a report as text, pdf, or an html document,in addition to being able to print a hard copy.
Another added feature in version 5.5 is the ability to sort by column header. For example, in the key list you can sort by key symbol, blind code, bitting, system copy number, etc. It gives the user the ability to sort their data in a variety of different ways. The same can be done in the keyholders and locations screens as well.
Also new to version 5.5 are random serial ID generators for cylinders and keys, expanded help files, updated pinning calculator, updated reporting capabilities, and editable field titles.
Data files are encrypted and access to the software is password protected. Privileges such as viewing records, editing records, issuing and collecting keys can be enabled or disabled, for individual users, by the program administrator. This feature provides security and insures data integrity.
To further ensure system integrity, an audit trail is generated each time a keyholder is added, modified or deleted from the system. Keys that have been issued, returned, lost or destroyed are also tracked in the audit trail. Only users with administrative security rights can access this file.
A pinning calculator allows a locksmith to quickly determine what pins to load in each master keyed cylinder. The software provides a calculator for universal 5 & 6 pin cylinders, Medeco 5 & 6 pin cylinders and a KeyMark 5, 6, & 7 pin cylinders, conventional and interchangeable core. Version 5.5 adds pinning calculator functionality for Corbin and Sargent LFIC as well.
Bittings (cuts & angles) can be downloaded to an ITL 9700 key machine for efficient and accurate key cutting.
Both an on-screen and printed "Quick Start" guide enable users to set-up and operate the software quickly and easily. The software includes printable help files and a copy of Acrobat® Reader for ease of viewing. In addition, extensive, on screen, pop-up tool tips provide helpful instructions for all major screen fields. Technical support is provided via a dedicated "800" number and is free for the first year. After that, a modest yearly maintenance fee covers technical support and free automatic software upgrades. Support is provided between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Another addition to Key Wizard version 5.5 is the ability for web updates. The new version of the software will have the ability to connect to a website to verify the current version and search for any updates or patches available for download. It will check to see that the maintenance agreement is still valid and allow the user to renew the agreement if necessary. This feature should streamline the upgrade and support of the Key Wizard system.
Key Wizard™ software requires a minimum of a 350 MHz processor or faster, 60 MB hard disk space, Windows 98, 2000, ME, NT , XP, Vista, or Windows 7, 16 MB RAM, CD drive and a mouse pointing device. For better performance a 500 MHz processor or faster, 70MB hard disk space and 64 MB RAM is recommended.
A roundup of many of the products that will be on display July 13-15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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