Some people have been avoiding purchasing Keychains because they assume it is cumbersome to assemble the tools and keys. This article offers simple key assembly tips to get you started.
Hi, my name is Hannah. I am a stay at home mum with two kids under ten. The moment the toddlers wake up my day starts. I often dread visitors during the day due to the mess in the house. You will often find sofas turned upside down, toys cluttering the sitting room and some cereal droppings on the kitchen floor. I love my kids and would not exchange the time I spend with them with anything else in the world. Before we got ourselves a keychain organizer, we would spend hours looking for lost keys and eventually we would be forced to get new locks. My husband got us a KeySmart keychain – which I assembled myself. In this article, I will share with you how I did it plus some key control procedure tips you can implement in your organization.
Assembling a Keychain
Keychains vary in designs,but they are created to make assembly easy. You can even use a coin for this.
Always place the logo of the first plate facing down. The posts where you place the keys and accessories will face upwards.
Next, add all your keys and accessories; ensure that the keys face inward. If you have spacers, use them to separate the keys.
Add the top plate and secure the screws using a coin or screwdriver. A knife can also work. Ensure that the screws are secure and not loose.
Ensure that all the keys and accessories have been folded. Your key organizer is now ready for use,and you can place it in your handbag or pocket.
Key Control Procedures
Lack of key issuance procedures leads to lost keys and unauthorized entry. To prevent this from happening managers implement some of the following key control procedures.
Signing for keys
This is important for organizations with a large staff like hotels. The idea is to have one of the maids to sign in for a key before issuance. This helps in tracking the person responsible when things get lost.
At the end of each shift the person holding the keys should sign out,and the key handed to the security manager.
Grand and section master keys
These keys can open multiple locks and are often used in case the main key is lost or for routine maintenance. Managers should ensure that unauthorized personnel does not get access to these keys. There should be a set of mandatory approvals before the issuance of the master key. For hotels, another person should accompany staff carrying the master key to ensure that nothing is stolen.
Lost key register
A register should be created for the sole purpose of lost keys. The supervisor should be informed whenever a key is lost. Duplicate keys can be issued,but it would be wise to change the locks because the lost key may fall into the wrong hands.
Most buildings have emergency doors that provide escape during fire outbreaks or terrorist attacks. The emergency key should be placed in a sealed cabinet that is easy to break during an emergency.
Every key chain brand has its own design and key assembly tips. But, there are tips that overlap across various brands. For example, you should always ensure that the logo is facing down when placing your keys. Include spacers in between keys and accessories. Key assembly procedures are simple and do not require an expert. Key procedure controls are implemented to prevent unauthorized access to vital keys. The procedures provide a framework on how to handle lost, emergency and master keys. A security supervisor is often responsible for the issuance of keys.