Traka is launching an electronic High-Capacity (HC) cabinet range at the UK Apartment Association (UKAA) Expo, designed to offer property management companies better security, management and visibility of critical keys. Visitors to the dedicated residential sector event, taking place on 13 February, will be the first to see live demonstrations of Traka’s powerful HC key management solutions. Presenting capability for control over a high volume of keys in a small footprint, the electronic cabinets present audit trail capability of every user and item transaction. Intuitive touchscreen interface Featuring an intuitive touchscreen interface, integrated into the front door panel for a fast and easy experience, authentication to operate Traka’s HC cabinets can be selected between fingerprint, PIN and access badge technology. An integrated camera can capture check-in and out attempts for additional security and accountability. A single misplaced or stolen key puts property, staff and residents at considerable risk" The cabinets operate with unlabelled SmartFob technology and can be specified to achieve bespoke operational requirements, being paired with a comprehensive suite of administrative tools and detailed reporting via Traka’s specialist browser-based software. Intelligent key management solution Lee Payne, Market Development Manager for Traka, says, “Property managers face unique challenges in managing a high volume of keys for housing units, facilities control and common areas. A single misplaced or stolen key puts property, staff and residents at considerable risk.” “UKAA is a really exciting opportunity for Traka to demonstrate our ability to understand these issues and introduce our intelligent key management solution that can better secure, manage and audit the keys that are critical to everyday operations in residential housing. We’re looking forward to meeting visitors on our stand and discussing requirements for a total solution for the property management industry.” Traka’s HC Cabinets are available in three different sizes, with a capability to manage over 500 keys in a single cabinet.
Traka is the key management solution of choice for leading multi-sector business protection management company, Guarding UK, ensuring compliant key holding services and integrated audit control capability. Guarding UK manages nearly 1,500 sites across the UK, protecting in the region of £40bn worth of assets at commercial, corporate and residential sites across industry sectors including central London premier sites, retailers, property owners and management agents, together with airports and airlines. Employing around 800 staff, Guarding UK installed bespoke-in-design Traka systems to uphold a pledge to customers for compliant and secure key holding, with remote accountability enabled to ensure keys are managed and available instantly by authorised personnel. Says Mick Spring, Guarding UK, Head of Mobile Services: “Guarding UK prides itself on being recognised as amongst the best leading security company in the country.” Dedicated audit control Guarding UK has installed key cabinets which are designed for organisations with a high key turnover “We are constantly monitoring our resources and systems to not only ensure compliance, but also create a culture that supports our teams to provide a superior service. Traka is a testament to this ambition, providing a unique way for customers to trust us to manage their keys effectively. Having an ability to work with us right from the initial design of a system was what really appealed, allowing us to incorporate different tracking attributes, with full visibility of key whereabouts at any given time." "Should a key holder need to attend a site, we can provide all details of the call out with dedicated audit control, including specific time, which can all be instantly emailed for business reporting.” On-site, Guarding UK has currently installed Traka’s L-Touch key cabinets, which are specifically designed for larger organisations with a high key turnover. High-quality protection management Working with specialist TrakaWEB Software, allowed for dedicated audit control capability, including notifications when keys are not returned, presenting instant traceability and reporting. Lee Payne, Market Development Manager for Traka UK: “Guarding UK is at the forefront of high-quality protection management and has managed to maintain this leading industry position through a commitment to compliance and continuous improvement across its sector offerings and service excellence.” “Within Guarding UK obligation to key holding, the adaptability of Traka technology allows us to create a solution that could not only enhance key management but also improve communications, operations and workflow, enabling staff to present a seamless team approach. The audit trail capability presents a system that can be relied on 24 / 7 / 365 for the ongoing benefit and peace of mind security of all Guarding UK customers.”