Tips When Buying Lockable Key CabinetsJeff Love
When deciding on office equipment and furniture, you might have an interior design aesthetic in mind. However, when it comes to ensuring that your property, assets and information are safeguarded, with the likes of lockable key cabinets, you may have to consider more criteria. In this article, we will be offering you tips on the decision making process when purchasing lockable key cabinets.
Consider the following criteria when deciding on the type, size and features of your lockable cabinets.
1. Types of keys being stored, i.e., will they be stored as bunches, or are the keys oversized?
♦ Consider the space that each hook capacity allows for hanging keys. The standard is to hold 1 or 2 regular house keys per hook.
♦ Oversized keys, such as car keys with insignias and bunches are by standard possible, however, they do take up a lot more space and can reduce overall capacity. In such cases, using every one row or hook to ensure that surrounding capacity of the hooks will not be hindered by oversized keys or bunches.
♦ Sometimes, in such cases of oversized or bunches of keys; you can opt to not include the last or final panel in order for the door to close without a hassle. For example, the Telkee 686 Cabinet model comes with a maximum of 450 hooks and 4 panels, where the maximum capacity with bunches would be 350 keys/hooks with 3 panels or even 250 keys/hooks with 2 panels.
♦ Number of hooks for key storage/security requirement. Will there be a requirement for expansion?
Firstly, consider the types of key being stored and the use of the cabinet. Accordingly, also consider whether future expansion will occur, and therefore, depending on the budget and investment, look into expansion measures with the available types of lockable cabinets. Telkee Lockable Cabinets offers 4 sizes, namely the following;
i. T347 (upto 1 Panel, maximum of 60 hooks)
ii. T530 (upto 3 Panels, maximum of 245 hooks)
iii. T686 (upto 4 Panels, maximum of 450 hooks)
iv. T686L (upto 5 Panels, maximum of 550 hooks)
2. Need for special locking mechanisms, measures or features.
♦ The standard locking feature available with Telkee Lockable Cabinets would be the cam lock that comes with 2 keys
♦ You may opt to upgrade to the likes of Keyless entry with a mechanical key pad, 3-digit combo lock, higher security with the likes of a mechanical key pad with 3 manager override or a 3-point locking system.
These are a few tips on aiding you in the search for the ideal lockable key cabinet. Stay tuned for more tips.