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Traka Automotive marks its 1,000th electronic key system installation

Traka Automotive has completed the installation of its 1,000th key management system.

BMW and Mini Soper of Lincoln is the latest dealership to join its customer base.

To mark the occasion, Traka Automotive handed over a trophy to Andrew Tullie, managing director and owner of Soper of Lincoln, earlier this month.

He said: “Adopting the Traka key system in mid-2019 has already delivered a clear benefit to our business, helping us to keep track of keys and their car  day in and day out, eliminating lost key events and saving our valuable staff time and the dealership money. We’re delighted to accept this award and we look forward to continuing to work with Traka to find further operational efficiencies in the months and years to come.”

Traka Automotive’s electronic key management aids productivity and security for dealerships by sharpening operational processes associated with key and car movement.

Customers have recorded Return on Investment (ROI) in as little as four months.

Alex Scott, sales manager of Traka Automotive, said: “The fact that we’ve now installed over 1,000 systems in the UK and Ireland in our 14 years of operations speaks for itself. We pride ourselves on the point that once a dealership becomes a Traka customer they don’t look back and we welcome Soper of Lincoln into the Traka Automotive family of happy clients.”

Access to the Traka key cabinets is only given to authorised individuals using PIN codes, networked access control cards or biometric fingerprint readers. Traka Automotive’s fully networked system enables all new vehicle details to be transferred automatically from a Dealer Management System, into the Traka Automotive system as soon as cars arrive on site.

New sets of keys are then attached to an iFob which holds all vehicle information linked to those keys. This is then placed into a secure Traka key cabinet. As soon as the iFob (attached to a set of keys) is slotted into the cabinet, an electronic record of cabinet and slot location, together with the identity and time of the key’s last handler, is made available to authorised users of Traka’s software via their desktop PCs or the Traka Automotive mobile app signed into on a user’s mobile device of choice. 

Picture caption: Andrew Tullie receiving the trophy from Alex Scott

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