Attendees of NADA dropped by Booth #4064N to learn what makes KeyVault one of the most advanced key control systems in the auto industry. KeyVault personnel were on hand demonstrating features and discussing updates, as well as showing how KeyVault can solve a dealership's key control issues.
From time to time at dealerships, it is necessary for individuals to have multiple sets of keys out. Whether it is a porter moving cars around on the lot, or a sales representative performing demos of multiple vehicles for a customer, not knowing which key operates which vehicle can hamper efficiency and create confusion. Many dealers used handwritten stickers to label their keytags, however these "DIY" labels can be hard to read and the adhesive can ruin the keytag.
The KeyVault key security system can send a default text message notifying a sales representative – or a manager – if a key has been checked out past an allotted time. This reminder increases accountability and reduces the possibility of an individual unintentionally keeping a key.
The latest refinements to the KeyVault key control system were presented at the National Auto Dealers Association trade show, February 3 to February 6, in Las Vegas. The show drew thousands of dealers and management staff from around the country.
Effective February 20, 2006, KeyVault, a state of the art computerized key management system, has renovated its web-based management application to make it more beneficial for KeyVault customers. Web management allows users to connect between multiple locations, view and email reports, and have visibility of the KeyVault system within the dealership.
Effective February 11, 2006, all new KeyVault systems will come installed with Windows® XP. Previously, KeyVault operated on Windows® 2000. Windows® XP includes several enhancements to the already secure and efficient KeyVault system.