Know who obtained controlled access keys and when, with this intelligent key cabinet

by Brianna Crandall — November 27, 2020 — ASSA ABLOY-associated brand Medeco recently announced the introduction of Medeco’s Intelligent Key Cabinet (IKC), a complete key access control and storage solution. Ideal for keys and other assets that require a high level of security and accountability, the IKC is an electronically controlled steel cabinet that requires Biometric Fingerprint, PIN, or Prox Card authentication (optional) for access. Authorized users have access to only specific keys stored in the cabinet. The IKC electronically keeps a record of key removals and returns, by whom and when.

Medeco’s Intelligent Key Cabinet

Medeco’s Intelligent Key Cabinet, suitable for assets that require a high level of security and accountability, keeps a record of key removals and returns. Image courtesy Medeco

IKC is also an essential addition to the Medeco XT Intelligent Key system: it can simultaneously secure and charge Medeco XT electronic keys, ensuring they are always ready for use. For optimum efficiency, an optional add-on programming device allows updates of schedules and access rightsto XT keys while they are secured in place.

Gene Cronin, Medeco product manager, ASSA ABLOY, stated:

Any key system is only as secure as access to the keys themselves. With the IKC, facilities can not only control access to keys, but track when keys are removed and returned. Imagine no more chasing down keys — always know who took a key and when. It can even capture a photo of the person removing the key. Add the convenience of charging and programming XT Intelligent Keys, and it’s plain to see that no other key management system offers the efficiency and accountability of the IKC.

The IKC secures mechanical keys and assets using exclusive iFob technology. XT Keys are secured using a locking XT charging port. Designed for maximum scalability, Medeco’s IKC is available in 32 or 64 port sizes. 32 port cabinets can be configured to store either all XT or all iFob ports. 64 port cabinets can be all XT, all iFob, or a combination of 32 XT plus 32 iFob. The IKC system can grow as business needs grow by adding on additional secondary cabinets in either 32 or 64 port sizes and in a combination of technologies (iFob or XT).


  • Available in 32- and 64-port sizes
  • Available in main and add-on configurations
  • XT and iFob versions
  • Securely stores and charges XT keys (XT version)
  • Identifies XT key serial number (XT version)
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Built-in LCD screen for ID
  • Supports two-factor authentication
  • Audible and visual alarms
  • SMS messages
  • Email messages
  • Camera for security photo capture
  • Comprehensive reporting and analytics
  • Emergency Fob Release System (optional)
  • Wall mount or optional stand

For more information about Medeco’s Intelligent Key Cabinet, visit the company’s website.

Founded in 1968 and based in Salem, VA, Medeco is a brand associated with ASSA ABLOY High Security Group, an ASSA ABLOY Group company. Medeco provides mechanical and electronic locks and locking systems for security, safety and control to wholesale and retail security providers, original equipment manufacturers, and institutional, commercial, industrial, and residential end-users. ASSA ABLOY Group provides access solutions worldwide, with 48,500 employees.