An Illinois acting Assistant Warden lied about leaving keys in men’s restroom. The misplaced keys resulted in rape cover-up that is still under investigation. Click here for full article. This unfortunate incident could have easily been averted by placing the prison keys on a Gravity which will produce three distinct alarms when keys are separated from the user by a few feet. If the Assistant Warden had carried his keys on the Gravity, there is no way he would have left the keys in the men’s room and ultimately cost him his job.
CODELOCKS AMERICAS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH TETHER TECHNOLOGIES
Providing a fully comprehensive key management solution
Irvine, Ca – (October 30, 2019) – Codelocks Inc., a leading access control company that designs and distributes innovative, standalone keyless door locks and access products, announces a strategic partnership with Tether Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of digital tethering solutions for master keys and access cards. The challenge in the industry is to prevent keys from being lost while on the job, Tether Technologies’ focuses on ways to address and resolve human error associated with master key loss.
In 2015 Tether Technologies developed Gravity®, the only industrial-grade, digital tethering device that electronically ties keys to its user to remain in the proximity of the tether. Gravity works by linking cards/keys via an electronic signal to avoid keys being lost from the start. Upon breaching the approximately 20-foot radius – distance may vary depending on the building or wireless interference – Gravity’s unique alarm, vibration and strobe light are triggered to alert users to quickly retrace steps to recover the key unit.
When combined with Key Secure by Codelocks, a key control cabinet that utilizes coded access to authorized persons, it becomes a fully comprehensive solution. The key cabinet will store and manage keys, while Gravity helps to prevent those keys – when removed from the cabinet – from the risk of being misplaced. To connect keys, the user simply presses a button and lifts the Key Unit up and out from the Belt Unit. Once removed, Gravity activates and the Key Unit flashes once, indicating it is now in electronic communication with the Belt Unit.
“We understand the importance of having a complete key management solution, including preventing the potentially extreme cost associated with losing master keys,” states Matt Welty, general manager for Codelocks Inc. “We are committed to this product and uniting both of our key management technologies to help more individuals, campuses and businesses with their security systems.”
“We are excited to partner with Codelocks, a global company that is well-known and respected in the industry,” said Randy Neely, founder of Tether Technologies, Inc. “As the number of lost master keys continues to increase in an array of environments across the country, the joint presence of Codelocks and Gravity will allow this advanced solution to become standard equipment protocol in the world’s largest facilities.”
Codelocks is now an authorized dealer of the Gravity key tether solution. For more information on Codelocks and Gravity, please visit, Codelocks and Gravity by Tether Technologies
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About Codelocks Inc.
Codelocks Inc. designs and distributes a wide portfolio of innovative, standalone keyless door locks and access products for a range of growing markets. Products include stylish push-button mechanical locks, digital electronic locks, KitLock locker locks and smart lock solutions, which are developed for users to manage and operate using a keypad, card and smartphone. Codelocks’ Americas office is located in California, with headquarters in the U.K., distribution and office in Australia, and a worldwide network of distributors. For more information, visit http://www.codelocks.us/.
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TRUE KEY LOSS CATASTROPHES AVERTED with the GRAVITY
Let me clear up the confusion on key loss, key finder, anti-lost, key tracker devices: all of these devises are designed to provide help AFTER you have lost your keys except for the only pre-emptive key loss device designed for commercial use – the Gravity.
While it may be tempting to think a device like the Tile or Tile Pro costing $50 or less will provide adequate protection and will help find missing keys, this type of AFTER the fact key loss device is completely the wrong solution in a commercial setting.
For one the thing the Tile and devices like it require that it be used with a smart phone. Facility Managers and janitorial and security companies do not want to incur the expense of buying and maintaining smart phones for janitorial and security staff and prefer to use radios which are far more effective in buildings as cell signals are not always strong in basements and mechanical rooms. Furthermore, the radios are kept on site and there are no excuses about leaving smart phones at home, having low charge, or using smart phones for personal use.
Waiting till AFTER an employee realizes their master keys are missing, is problematic as keys can be lost in a significantly larger area (ie 1,000,000 sf building, large shopping center, hospital, etc.) and can cost hours of lost productivity and much more stress than simply misplacing keys in one’s home. Also , while it is inconvenient to lose one’s personal keys, it can be a career-ender to lose master keys at work as your reputation is at stake as well as causing a huge liability.
Let me give you a true key loss story from a real event that could have been disastrous for the janitor, janitorial company and the property manager if the janitor had not been wearing the Gravity, the only pre-emptive key loss device on the market.
A distracted janitor for a large office building is holding her master keys in her hand along with a garbage bag and unknowingly throws her keys along with the garbage bag into an outside dumpster and walks away. Thankfully, after only walking a few steps away from the dumpster, the belt unit of the Gravity device she was wearing starts vibrating and audibly alarming and she is notified immediately that she has been separated from her keys. She retraces her steps and can hear the key unit alarm and looks into the dumpster and because the key unit LED light is also flashing she easily spots her keys in the dumpster and retrieves them. Key loss catastrophe averted!
Let’s play out this same event as if she had the tile on her set of master keys. It would only have been when she needed to use her keys again that she would have noticed her keys missing and she could have been anywhere in the large office building. How long would it take her to retrace her steps? Would her cell phone work adequately in the building and would she have enough charge to walk around searching for her keys? Would she be able to hear the ping of the device over the sound of vacuum cleaners? Would she have found the keys before the outside dumpster had even more trash put into it? Would she have been able to hear the ping if the dumpster was full of garbage bags? What if she continued her shift, afraid to let anyone know she lost her keys and the outside dumpster had already been picked up and contents were on their way to the dump? AFTER the fact key devices are completing inadequate in a commercial setting.
This type of key loss/misplacement happens quite often as janitors are being asked to clean more square footage and to clean faster to keep their companies fees competitive.
The Gravity electronic key tether can save jobs, contracts and reputations and is the optimal commercial-grade key preventions solution that is used by prestigious universities, hospitals, national security and janitorial companies that don’t want to risk master key loss.