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Have you ever lost keys before? Misplacing keys from time to time is inevitable. Keys are a vital part of every organization: giving access to buildings, facilities, secure areas, equipment, and vehicles. Losing a set of master keys can be incredibly painful, and the cost to rekey can amount to a small fortune.

Problematic key management issues for several markets LEID serves inspired our team to enhance the BACS Asset Management System by integrating the capability to manage keys. Read our feature article to learn more about the new BACS Key Cabinet.

Our second article shines our spotlight on LEID's Operations Manager, Lance Keely. Lance is an experienced electrical engineer. He spearheaded our project to integrate the new BACS Key Cabinet into our BACS Asset Management System. 

Are you attending the ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits in Chicago, or the International Chiefs of Police Show in Philadelphia? If so, please stop by and visit our booth! Check out the details on both event below.
Thank you for your interest in LEID Products. 


Best regards,


Georgia H. Whalen 
Director of Marketing 
LEID Products, LLC 
Direct: (978)697-2664 
Event Schedule
ASIS 2013
ASIS Booth 5041 
Visit LEID Products' booth 5041 for a demonstration of the BACS Asset Management System, including the new BACS Key Cabinet!  


IACP 2013  
IACP Booth 1057
Visit LEID Products' booth 1057 for a demonstration of the BACS Asset and Evidence Management Systems, including the new BACS Key Cabinet!  

LEID Products Introduces BACS Key Cabinet
"From what we see in the market, the need to control access to keys is critical. For example, if a master set of keys is lost at a midsize university, not only is it a security risk, the cost to rekey the campus can run $150,000 plus. It is just not worth the risk when technology can help eliminate that possibility." 
- Sam Hoff, president of LEID Products 
BACS Key Cabinet 
Due to the demand from several markets LEID serves, the company realized the need to enhance the BACS Asset Management System by integrating the capability to manage keys. Keys are a vital part of every organization: giving access to buildings, facilities, secure areas, equipment, and vehicles.   
With direction from LEID's executive team, the company's engineers, led by Operations Manager, Lance Keely, researched electronic key cabinet storage. Strategically aligning with a leading electronic key cabinet manufacturer, LEID integrated the new key cabinet into the BACS Asset Management System. Each key or key set has an RFID key-tag attached it and is locked into a cylinder slot in the cabinet allowing employees access to only the keys they are authorized to have.  
BACS Key Cabinet overview: 
* Access biometrically (fingerprint) through the BACS ID Station touchscreen computer kiosk
* Ensures only authorized users have access to specific keys 
* Tracks when a key is taken and returned, and by whom 
* Identify keys that have not been returned  
* Provides administrative remote access to monitor and manage keys on or off-site 
LEID's BACS Asset Management System can now protect access to keys, weapons and assets with just one system. The BACS Asset Management System consist of any combination of LEID's tamper proof Electronic Lockers, Smart Rail Gun Racks, and BACS Key Cabinets, all interfaced to the BACS ID Station Kiosk serving as the control point for access (via fingerprint) to all assets/keys stored in the system. All assets are identified with RFID technology.  
Asset and key accountability is ensured with real-time electronic audit trail reports available on demand. BACS eliminates time-consuming manual record keeping allowing authorized users to single handedly pick up and drop off assets and keys. In addition, the system tracks all maintenance requirements and alerts administrator when maintenance is required. An emergency administrator override feature allows for immediate access to all assets and keys in the event of an emergency.  
Spotlight on LEID Products Operations Manager - Lance Keely
Lance Keely
This month, LEID Products shines the spotlight on our Operations Manager, Lance Keely. Lance is an Electrical Engineering graduate of Kettering University and former co-op student of Patti Engineering, the sister company to LEID. Patti Engineering was involved in the initial development of LEID Products technology. Lance worked with Patti Engineering and LEID Products throughout his collegiate career, and the company did not hesitate to offer him a full time position as an engineer upon his graduation. Lance has worked with us ever since.

Lance started working with the company at the inception of LEID Products' BACS System. As a co-op, he worked with upper management on early prototypes and helped to build many of the first and second generation units. During his transition from co-op to a full time engineer, he worked on the third generation product designs and the rest is history.

It did not take Lance long to earn the position of Operations Manager. "It has been an interesting journey, but I can honestly say, I have seen the product grow all the way from the first prototype being built in the lab," Lance said. "My new role offers exciting opportunities and challenges that make every day different. I have a great team to work with and we look forward to the growth and development of the product line."

In the last few years, Lance has devoted his time at work to design improvements, builds, installs, support and service. His most recent project success is our new BACS Key Cabinet. Lance worked diligently to seamlessly integrate the new key management system into our standard BACS Asset Management System.

"We really rely on Lance to keep our product line innovative and efficient," said Sam Hoff, president of LEID Products. "We have seen Lance grow as an engineer and a leader. His 'take charge and get it done' attitude has made him successful and a key part of our team."

Lance and JenniferWhen not hard at work for LEID, Lance enjoys spending time with his new wife, Jennifer. They live in Sterling Heights, MI. Lance is an avid Detroit Red Wings fan and is also a big fan of most Detroit teams, even the Detroit Lions with their disappointing season last year! Lance also enjoys his car related hobbies and just relaxing with family and friends.

Click here for Lance's spotlight in PDF


About LEID Products 

Law Enforcement Intelligent Devices (LEID), LLC is the leader in electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control. Originally founded to assist police departments in securing guns, weapons, radios, etc. through an electronic tracking and fingerprinting system, LEID products are also utilized to track books within a library system, medical supplies, laptops and even business documents to selected personnel. Their Biometric Access Control Systems (BACS™) streamlines operations and provides full accountability for critical business assets. For more information and demonstrations of our products, visit www.leidproducts.com.