Key and asset management for mining

SMART Mining Security Solutions 2024 Mining (Industry)

The mining industry is a mixture of multiple companies all operating as one. From the actual earthworks to industrial plants, manufacturing and more, all these operations need centralised management and control. Automating key and equipment management provides mines with better control over their assets and security and saves money and time. This article is taken from Traka’s Total Management Solution for Mining paper, available at*TrakaTMS.

Traka specialises in intelligent management solutions for keys and equipment, helping organisations control their important assets, improving productivity and accountability,

and reducing risk in critical processes.

Some of the benefits companies can gain with an intelligent asset management platform include:

• Reduced administration – no need to manually distribute keys or log usage.

• Monitor user activity – each user is uniquely identified through PIN, access badge or biometrics.

• Better control – allocate specific items to authorised users at specific times, and allow custom access rules such as double or triple authorisations as needed.

• Reliable and robust – Traka’s IP67-rated, nickel-plated brass iFobs provide years of proven maintenance-free use.

• Deep integration functions – can integrate with third-party databases and systems to reduce administration and drive process.

Key management solutions

Traka intelligent key management solutions and electronic key management systems secure, manage and audit the use of every key. Traka ensures that only authorised staff are allowed access to the custom key cabinets and, only then, to designated keys. The high-security key management system provides a full audit trail of who removed the key, when it was taken and when it was returned, keeping your staff accountable at all times.

Beyond securing and managing access to keys, Traka solutions can generate unique workflows that support the important processes of your business – require a secondary authorisation for master keys, pair key sets to guarantee the lockout of hazardous systems during maintenance, or set curfews which automatically send notifications to administrators, managers or users.

Managed by Traka, the key inventory you already have goes beyond being a tool to unlock a door or start a vehicle; it becomes an instrument that influences the core of your daily operations. Integrated Traka key systems have the flexibility, scalability and customisation options to benefit any size organisation.

Equipment management solutions

Your organisation’s assets are critical to its success and should be managed to maximise its effectiveness. Traka locker solutions provide centralised control over your important items, allowing you to determine who has access, and when.

Its integration options make administration effortless, and present unique opportunities for your assets to help drive critical processes. Asset identification options, such as RFID tagging, provide the most detailed tracking and asset usage data possible, maximising efficient day-to-day operations.

Whether you need simple, temporary storage for a single facility or enterprise-level control over thousands of devices around the globe, Traka builds a locker solution to suit your organisation’s needs. With Traka, your assets become more secure, functional, and valuable to your business.

Traka’s research with customers shows that effective key management can reduce the time finding and returning keys by 20% – 30% per month.

Decentralised assets, centralised control

TrakaWEB is a browser-based administration suite for centrally managing Traka Touch key and locker systems from any authorised device on your network, anywhere in the world. It enables you to easily manage users and items from central or distributed locations, and can easily integrate with an existing database to automatically enrol users, credentials and access permissions.

It can support unlimited keys or items, expanding systems to thousands of key cabinets or locker systems across the globe that can be locally and centrally managed through a secure network.

By integrating with existing HR, access control or other third-party platforms, Traka can extend the reach of these systems to offline openings, vehicles, electronic devices, tools, and equipment. Gain total visibility of these assets from your central security desk and take better control over the processes that affect your bottom line. For example:

• Automatically enrol users and define security settings based on employee status or department assignment.

• Prevent users from exiting a facility or clocking out until keys are returned.

• Restrict access to hazardous areas until the proper safety equipment is checked out.

For more information, contact Traka Africa, Mark Stoop, +27 11 761 5000, [email protected],


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