A letting agent from Nottinghamshire has come up with his own proptech solution for key management, which is now available for other agents.
Fairview Estates director, Aaron Cambden, has developed ‘Keyhive’ with experienced tech leader, David Gittins – formerly of The Ministry of Justice and Pearson Education.
Aaron explained: “The stress of locating keys is something I have dealt with my whole career. Talking to other estate agents, I realised I wasn’t the only one to find managing keys to be a real headache.
“Initially, I searched the market to find a suitable solution for use in my own estate agent, and although there were a few options out there, I struggled to find one that did everything I needed.” Aaron describes Keyhive as a straightforward in-house kiosk and fob system that keeps track of your keys and frees staff from chasing contractors and locating misplaced sets. It assigns accountability to contractors, staff and tenants; offering real-time reports on the location of keys. It sends automatic reminders when a key is overdue.