Municipal Building Key Management

Key management systems are commonly used across the country in municipal buildings, such as police stations, administrative offices, museums, libraries, and more. Keys used for public buildings, municipal vehicles, and alarm boxes can be secured using Morse Watchmans automated key control systems. Municipal building key management systems are designed to safely store keys when not in use and, when accessed, provide a data trail for auditing purposes.

Audit Municipal Building Key Activity
The KeyWatcher and KeyWatcher Touch building key management systems let you instantly audit any key so you can determine who took it out last, if it is overdue, and its transaction history. You can also generate scheduled reports on keys or users for accountability purposes. All data is automatically recorded by the system, so you never have to worry that staff might forget to sign out a key on retrieval. By maintaining control over who can access keys and having an automated audit trail of all key access activity, municipalities can be better prepared for emergency situations.

Access Control Integration with Existing Employee Identification
Many municipalities have turned to facility key management systems because they provide a higher level of access control, secure key storage, and allow management to program user restrictions. With facility key management systems, authorized personnel can simply use their existing ID badges or other verification options to retrieve and return keys, while administrators can fine-tune access privileges according to the individual user, key, and shift.

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Streamlined Key Removal & Return Settings
Administrators can also associate user groups with individual key cabinets, so there’s never a long line of personnel waiting to access a single unit. If authorized, employees can even retrieve keys from one cabinet and return them to another at the end of the day. When keys are not returned when scheduled, e-mail alerts can be sent to management to allow quicker action.

Custom Modules for Municipal Building Key Management Systems
A modular, scalable design lets your facility key management system adapt to your needs and protect credit cards, laptops, and a range of other valuables. Perfect for public and office environments, both KeyWatcher and KeyWatcher Touch protect all your assets within an all-steel, vandal-resistant housing, and offer alarm functionality and e-mail/SMS1 alerts to keep administrators up to date on key status.

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1 SMS alerts available for KeyWatcher Touch only.