The key management of the city of Blaubeuren becomes an organisational challenge mainly due to its many different areas. From the football club to the building yard to the municipal cemetery administration, all these interest groups must be able to access their individual keys at different times.
Before the introduction of the electronic key management system, all the keys of an area were stored with the respective clerk in charge. If these were then in turn handed out or passed on to individual employees without further documentation, individual keys could often not be found promptly when needed. Since the keys were usually copied or exchanged directly in such cases, the city was regularly confronted with high costs.
An additional challenge was that the building construction department is located directly in the city’s listed town hall. This means that construction measures such as laying cables cannot be carried out there without further ado, which makes the installation of technical equipment fundamentally more difficult.