​Re-key of the doors sounds like a good decision. - Scott​

Scott R. Edmonds
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On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 5:45 AM, Jake <jake@spaz.org> wrote:
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 copied too.

Now someone is repeatedly using their key to unlock the front door, and leaving the lock in the "unlocked" position.

I arrived at Omni at 10PM and the door was like that.  I immediately found someone with a key and used their key to re-lock the door, and I confirmed with that person that they understood to always re-lock the door after using their key.

When I left Omni at 2:15AM, it was unlocked again.  I had a front-door key stashed somewhere and I went and got it to re-lock the door, since there 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 and 2AM.

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 goes wrong.  I did this work so we wouldn't make the same mistake of handing out physical keys that get copied and copied and handed out to whomever.

I propose we re-key the front door and only give keys to very specific people who promise not to make any copies.  It's easy enough to add cards to the card access system (that's a whole other discussion) that we should not have to be handing out keys anymore.

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