The new Videx CyberKey Vault 20 is a smart key cabinet that offers a whole new level of accountability and key control. Unlike other key cabinets, electronic keys that are stored in the Vault contain no permissions to open any locks in a facility. When an employee needs a key, their RFID card or PIN must be entered to open the Vault and request a key to be programmed and released. The key that is released contains the access permissions specific only to that person so they can do their job: what locks they may open and when. At the end of the work day, when the employee returns their electronic key to the Vault, an audit report of their entire key activity, lock openings, and exceptions such as unauthorized attempts to enter is automatically sent to management.
The economics of the CyberKey Vault are very attractive. Inexpensive RFID cards are used to access the Vault and the electronic key. An electronic key can be shared by any number of employees, shift-to-shift. In addition, a ring of mechanical keys can be attached to an electronic key for safekeeping in the Vault. Information: www.cyberlock.com.