EC Key secures inventory control

Brasilia, Brazil and Lancaster, Pa (USA)

Argus Control, located in Brasilia, Brazil, has implemented EC Key access control technology to provide low cost, highly effective control for its product inventory.

"We were having issues of equipment being taken from the inventory without any documentation,” explained Cristóvão Resende, COO, Argus Control. "At the beginning of each month, when we checked the inventory, there was always items missing. After we installed EC Key, that problem was solved.”

Argus specialises in video and access control security systems for residential and small commercial customers and keeps a large amount of inventory on hand. Every month items would go missing so Argus was seeing losses from missing products as well as hundreds of hours spent tracking down the missing items. Often, the missing inventory was not stolen, but it was in a salesman’s truck or was with an installer, but the inventory was still unaccounted for and not available to Resende and his staff.

Argus Control installed EC Key Bluetooth readers to manage access to the inventory room where they had tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of goods. EC Key’s Vizpin cloud based service lets Argus send, revoke and monitor electronic keys anytime from anywhere, something they could not get from a keypad, and card-reader access systems that offered those features were more than three times as expensive. With EC Key, they have all the access features they need at a fraction of the cost of competitive products and virtually no administrative costs. "We were able to gain full control of our inventory with a minimal investment,” said Resende.

The EC Key system has been installed for over a year and the savings are significant. "Now we know where all our assets are and this is saving inventory and time, so we can focus on running our business. "

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