FAQ - Mechanical Systems
There are multiple types of Mechanical key Management Systems, the most popular ones that Keytracker offers are:
- This simple Mechanical System is a board with positions for every key and corresponding Retention Pegs. The keys are attached to a Retention Peg with an Anti-Tamper Seal and can only be taken out of the board with an Access Peg when an employee wants to utilise a key. The key is placed back in the Board after they are done and it’s important to note that the Access Peg cannot be retrieved until the Retention Peg has been returned.
- For simple key storage and quick vehicle identification, businesses can employ a Magnetic Block Control Board. The Block Control Board corresponds to the Peg-in, Peg-out System where each Block represents a different key. Whichever vehicle key is attached to the Retention Peg in one of the numbers on the Board, is the same Numbered Block that must be placed on top of that specific car. The rules of utilisation for the Peg-in, Peg-out Board still apply when using the Block Control Boards. The Block Systems are ideally suited to car dealerships, body shops and accident repair sites.
- Keytag System. The Keytag System is another simple solution with organisation at the forefront. Working hand-in-hand with the Block Control Board, the Keytag system is a numbered board with hooks, complete with coloured Numbered Key Tags which are to be attached to the keys. The Board acts as an organised space to hang the vehicle keys and similarly to the Peg-in, Peg-out Board, correlates with the Block System.
Peg-in, Peg-out Systems, Block Control Boards, Keytag System, and other mechanical key tracking solutions such as the Digital Storage Lockers are primarily advantageous due to their simplicity and affordable pricing. They don't require the usage of any electronic devices and are easy to operate and maintain. Therefore, they’re an excellent choice for companies and organisations seeking a secure and affordable method of tracking keys and assets.
Some major benefits of mechanical key management solutions are:
Keytracker’s mechanical solutions for tracking keys are all easy to use and install. Each process takes a few seconds to complete, furthermore saving time and allowing operations to run quickly and smoothly.
Mechanical key management solutions are more affordable than the electronic systems due to the simplicity of them. The electronic solutions use state-of-the-art technology to enhance security and as a result of this costs a bit more than the mechanical systems.
The mechanical key management systems secure your keys in an organised space and prevents unauthorised access from taking place. The retention pegs in the Peg-in, Peg-out system can only be taken out by users with an access peg.
A mechanical key management solution is extremely low maintenance. No batteries or software means you’re set up to go after the systems installation.
Consider the type of business you have. The Peg-in, Peg-out System is suitable for all business types regardless of the sector or size. The Block System is an add on feature to the Peg-in, Peg-out Board which is only appropriate for businesses within the automotive sector or any organisation with a fleet of vehicles. The Keytag system is also mainly suitable for the automotive industry and generally, the Keytag system is partnered with the block system. If you have a fleet of vehicles that need managing, then you must decide on whether you want to prioritise organisation or security. If the answer is the latter then the Peg-in, Peg-out system is the best option for you.
We also offer multiple accessories to work cohesively with your mechanical systems, things such as key rings, key tails, mirror hangers, additional key tags, additional pegs RFiD pouches or peg board wall mounts