A key audit is crucial for any home or business that take’s its security seriously.  Key audits are a way of tracking, checking and accounting for all keys that have access to your property.  Whether if you’ve handed out 4 keys to your children or 50 keys to the staff in your office, it’s crucial that an audit is performed in order to account for each and every key.

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What’s involved in a key audit?

Besides being able to know where all your keys are located, key audits have many other benefits.  When performing a key audit, it would require all keys with access to your locks to be returned for inspection.  During this inspection process, you would be able to see how many keys are accounted for and how many are missing. Furthermore, you’ll be able to see if any of the keys are damaged and what condition they’re in.  You will also be able to tag each key (if they’re not tagged already).  And lastly, you’ll be able to ensure that the right keys and restrictive access are given to the right people.

Benefits of a key audit?

By performing a thorough key audit you will be able to improve the security of your business or home.  If you discover that some of the key users have access that they shouldn’t have, you can give them a different key. Most importantly, you will be able to tell whether or not all keys are accounted for.  If you know you’ve given out a certain amount of keys but a few are still missing then it’s time to highly consider having your locks rekeyed.

By rekeying your locks you can save the hassle of having them replaced.  Furthermore, by rekeying the locks, all previous keys that worked with the locks will be rendered useless.  You can read our blog HERE for more information on rekeying locks.

For more information on key audits or to request one for your home or business, then feel free to give us a call on 1800 348 378.  One of our professional Melbourne locksmiths will be able to give you a quote.