what did you expect would happen when you handed out
physical keys to
people? they copy them and hand out copies, and then those get
Now someone is repeatedly using their key to unlock the front door,
leaving the lock in the "unlocked" position.
I arrived at Omni at 10PM and the door was like that. I immediately
someone with a key and used their key to re-lock the door, and I
with that person that they understood to always re-lock the door
using their key.
When I left Omni at 2:15AM, it was unlocked again. I had a front
stashed somewhere and I went and got it to re-lock the door, since
was nobody around answering my request for a front door key.
The moral of the story? Someone with a key is leaving the front door
unlocked, multiple times a day, including between the hours of 10PM
I have worked very hard to make sure the magnetic stripe access card
system is 100% reliable, including it having a battery backup and
automatic notifications that go out to multiple people if anything
wrong. I did this work so we wouldn't make the same mistake of
out physical keys that get copied and copied and handed out to
I propose we re-key the front door and only give keys to very
people who promise not to make any copies. It's easy enough to add
to the card access system (that's a whole other discussion) that we
not have to be handing out keys anymore.
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