Traka key management system introduced in Qatar

Traka's electronic key management system can be used for any asset

Photo used for illustrative purposes only.
Photo used for illustrative purposes only.

International Gulf Trading Company (IGTC) – Chubb Fire Qatar has expanded its portfolio of world-class security product offerings in Qatar by introducing the Traka key management system to the market.

With traditional key custodians often faced with management and tracking challenges of conventional keys, Traka's intelligent, electronic key management systems provide full control, monitoring and recording functions in the use of keys for any physical asset such as buildings, facilities, equipment and even vehicles.

"Security solutions include the proper management of keys to vital assets of a company," said Rami Batrawi, general manager, IGTC-Chubb Fire Qatar. "Improper management of such keys, either due to complicated management procedures, negligence or criminal intent may lead to costly business losses and unwanted security breaches.”

“Under conventional setups, keys are usually kept behind a security desk where staff will issue them, make notes and collect signatures - many of which are quite illegible," Batrawi explained. "And in less security minded complexes, keys are simply kept in a manager's cupboard, left hanging on hooks or locked in a desk drawer.”

"With Traka's key management system, all these will become obsolete and businesses will be better secured and protected from any unwanted security risks and breaches which may then cause much bigger damage like theft, tampering or even fire," he said.

"We are confident that IGTC-Chubb Fire Qatar's offering of the Traka key management system will help secure business establishments and spare them from such problems,” Batrawi declared.

Under Traka's system, keys or keysets are permanently attached using a tamper proof security seal to a metal iFob. The iFob, with keys attached, locks into a receptor strip within the key cabinet until released by an authorised user.

Once the appropriate user profiles and key details have been entered into the software, Traka ensures that only authorised staff is allowed access to the key cabinet - and only then, to designated keys.

The system automatically records when a key is used and by whom on a central database. This information is available via the cabinet's data display or on an administrators PC.

By pressing the release button next to a permitted key, it will be released and the transaction written to system memory - who, which key and, at what time. To return the key, the holder must again secure admission to the cabinet and then replace the iFob in its designated position.

If this is not done, the system will prompt the user to move the iFob to its correct position. All information is again logged - and if any key is returned by a user who is different to the person who took it, it is immediately flagged-up as a warning.


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