With the multitude of entrances and restricted areas found on a K-12 school campus, managing secure facility procedures presents unique challenges. To help facilitate school safety, KeyWatcher key access control systems can be installed to manage access to classrooms, labs, and administrative buildings.
Faculty and staff lose their keys, but with school key access control systems from Morse Watchmans, you can keep a backup for every lab, maintenance closet, or classroom. So, when a faculty member needs access to a specific classroom, one can be provided by an authorized individual. With “notes” functionality, it can be required that if any key is permanently removed from the electronic key cabinet, the transaction must be documented. Our school key access control systems also keep server closets and computers safely locked, ensuring that student social security numbers, home addresses, and other sensitive data is protected.
The loss of one master key can easily cost a school district thousands of dollars in re-keying. Make it easy to find the specific key needed and limit the use of masters to authorized individuals with a key access control system for schools. Keys for specific areas can be grouped on tamper-proof key rings, and an audit trail will ensure that the last person to use a key can be identified. Custom key control locker modules also help keep mobile devices and laptops safe in security departments or other sensitive locations.
For school security, administrative, and maintenance departments, Morse Watchmans suggests limiting the use of master keys. This helps protect sensitive information and valuable property and maintains access for authorized individuals while also ensuring police and school security can open every locked door during an emergency. With a variety of sizes, you can even provide outside contractors with credentials to access a specific KeyBank. For schools that contract custodial and other services, the cost savings more than cover the expense of the key control systems, while providing additional benefits.
The loss of one master key can cause unforeseen costs in re-keying. Make it easy to find the specific key needed and limit the use of masters to authorized individuals with a key control system. Keys for specific areas can be grouped on color-coded KeyRings, and an audit trail will ensure that the last person to take out any keys can be identified. If a master is taken out and lost by an authorized individual, there is accountability as KeyWatcher’s audit trail will reliably identify that person.
Ensure that each school vehicle is correctly utilized with our fleet management system. Useful scheduling features ensure that older vehicles continue to get driven by security officers or staff, and other drivers even when new cars are added to the fleet. Key reservations guarantee that a twelve-seater school bus will be available for the ten-member debate team and won’t already be in use by the five-person swim team.
In the post-COVID era, the need for contact tracing will still exist, and key control systems can help support these efforts. By allowing administrators to track who had access to certain areas of buildings, vehicles, equipment, or even who physically came in contact with some surfaces and areas, potential disease transmission can be traced to the source - helping to stop the spread.
Morse Watchman systems make school key management better. It’s all part of our outside-the-box thinking – that you’ll find right inside the box.