Morse Watchmans Account Executive George Lawson demos the KeyWatcher.
Innovative design and network flexibility engineered into the Morse Watchmans product portfolio are driving integration of key control and asset management systems within the overall physical security systems platform. At ISC West, Morse Watchmans is highlighting integrated functionality in a display that demonstrates the company’s technology leadership in delivering solutions that go beyond basic key control.
The design and implementation of a physical security system is applicable to organizations of all sizes. In addition to large corporations, small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) also need solid protection because, regardless of the size of the company or the state of the economy, life safety and security remain essential to protect the most valuable assets of any organization – the people, information and physical assets used in the business.
The grounds crew, housekeeping and maintenance staff at Western Kentucky University used to carry building keys around with them 24/7 because that was the way it had always been done. Employees took the keys home with them at night and brought them back to work the next day or for their next shift. Ot her than the usual forgetfulness and the occasional set of lost keys, management and control of the keys needed for the maintenance and housekeeping of the University’s 65-plus buildings was not on anyone’s radar as a potential problem area.
Oldham Council’s First Response Service has more than 50 employees working 24-7. From the newly renovated command and control centre, they cover an area of about 55 miles square and can guarantee to be on site within 12 minutes from the time an alarm is activated.
Building on their widespread use and popularity as a security management tool, key control systems’ functionality has been expanded to include custom modules and lockers that can accommodate plastic card keys or other valuable items. Lockers, available in various configurations, can be used for storing credit cards, small firearms, cellphones, two-way radios, laptop computers, tablets, cash trays and so on, and can be managed as efficiently as keys in key control systems.
In locations such as casinos and gaming, correctional facilities, health care institutions, hospitality businesses, multi-family buildings and educational facilities, key control management systems are a proven solution to enhance physical security.
There are hundreds of specialized tools used on a daily basis at the United Airlines jet engine rebuild and test facility, a 20-acre maintenance and operations center adjacent to San Francisco International Airport.
The vast array of doors, entrances and restricted areas securing semi-public locales are increasingly demanding the need for effective and easy access control management.
Benoît Chaput has the job of overseeing the vehicles and technical gear used to operate Société Radio-Canada (SRC), the French language counterpart of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., with headquarters in Montreal.