Where I'm currently working there is a policy where various assets (including laptops) have to be cable locked and in the tech support department we have so many transient assets it's becoming unfeasible to manage all the keys. I need a new system and perhaps purchase equipment.
The problem is it's the nature of the department to take an asset or collection of assets, for example a fleet of new laptops, for a couple days. It becomes really hard keeping track of where the keys for the particular laptops go and if there's a change such as the laptops wont be going out for another week then it's easy to forget where the keys are. As far as I can tell there's no way to identify a particular key with a cable lock. The keys have numbers on them but the locks do not.
What I'm trying to do is keep the keys in a particular drawer of my desk. This hasn't been working well. I already have key chain for keys to shared cabinets and I'm thinking of getting a key chain to keep keys for cables locks on temporary assets. Also someone suggested getting a labeling machine to put labels on the cable locks, though I'm not sure how this would help.
Any suggestions? Things are getting really bad.
EDIT: all cable locks are supposed to have two keys (though this isn't always the case). What should I do with the second one?