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The Top 3 Questions to Ask When Purchasing Key Cabinets

With a wide variety of lockable key cabinets to choose from, finding the ideal key storage system for your company is no simple task. The easiest way to approach the procurement is to first spend some time assessing your unique need and then move onto  researching different storage cabinet vendors. Here are three questions to keep in mind, that will help you speed through the process.

How many sets of keys do I need to store?

The answer to this question has two parts…today and in the future.  This will help you identify the kind key storage capacity you require, which will help you filter your choices of key storage cabinets. It’s important to choose a key cabinet that is modular and capable of expanding as your business grows and the number of keys being stored increases.

Telkee key cabinets are flexible in nature and can be easily expanded by adding on panels with key hooks. This makes our lockable cabinets are popular option in the Australian market as it does not require purchasing new cabinets and they can be added to your existing Telkee key storage system.

Are most of your keys 1-2 regular “house size” keys?

The capacity of each cabinet is based on 1-2 regular house size keys per hook.  In many situations, like car yards or property management the set of keys has either oversized keys and remotes or have a large bunch of keys on a hook.  In this situation, the capacity of the key cabinet and each panel will be reduced by ½ of the standard capacity, sometimes even more.  For example, if you have lots of bunches of keys, you will not be able to fill the cabinet with the maximum number of panels and still get the door to close.  With oversize keys, you may need to use every other hook or every other row, further reducing the capacity of the cabinet in this instance.  If you are not sure what cabinet is right for you, give us a call and we can help.

Who needs to access my key cabinet?

The answer to this question will help you choose the right locking mechanism for your key safes. For instance, if the key storage system is for car rental company it’s important to choose keyless entry with a combination lock, along with a manager override key. Telkee lockable key cabinets can be upgraded to include  a mechanical keypad which allows sales staff to access keys during the day using just a combination, but at night the key safe can be secured by a manager using a standard cam key lock.

Check out the different key cabinet lock upgrades available at Telkee key cabinets by visiting our website.

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