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Describe the basic principles of an effective key control plan?


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To identify, inventory, issue and receive keys correctly operating locks while maintaining records of keys and locks, key holders, and instructions to produce or dispose of keys.

Effective Key control must monitor lost or stolen keys, coordinate lock replacements and collect appropriate fees associated with production and issue of keys.

Most important, the effective key control plan will assure keys work as required and are issued and collected in a timely accountable manner. Additionally, security of keys and accurate records of keys and locks are necessary for effective control.

The key players of the plan are the locksmith, key control personnel, and key holders. Critical to the success of the plan are the processes by which keys and locks are requested, keys issued, accounts managed and customer interactions managed.