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
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
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.