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Is it advisable to have one key open all doors in IT that does not contain servers?

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i do not see any threats in having one key to open all doors in an IT office(and please correct me if I’m wrong) with the exception of the data/network/server room of course.  May I suggest to have biometrics in your main door, its a good way of monitoring who was first/last in/out.

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  • jinteik
    if you are talking about server rack, if its from Dell, 1 key can open all server racks. but the question will also be how do you keep your keys? is it locked up and etc..?
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  • ToddN2000
    Are you talking about keys to open doors to department/rooms? We have one key to open our building door and our IT department office. We also have a secondary combination lock on the departmental door. For our server room the same key will work but has a different combination code. The combination locks are simple mechanical 5 button panel. You can control security by combination code authority.
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  • WJacobs
    Thanks for your reply it is very helpful. We are looking at moving to one key for the offices without a secondary key pad.
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  • ToddN2000
    The main reason we have one key is our staff has flexible hours. I am usually the first in around 7:30 am and others come in as late as 9:30 am. This way if someone is out sick or on vacation the rest of the staff can still let themselves in. This also goes for locking up at night. I leave around 4:30 pm. Others are here sometimes till 9:00 pm or later.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    It sounds like you might need advice to solve an internal dispute. The answer may be yes and it may be no. One key might work but it can be problematic. It depends on a variables such as industry type, existing physical security risks, compliance regulations, and so on. More info would be helpful.
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  • excellentrandy
    Just secure your place. It is advisable to have duplicate key.
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