London, England (June 20, 2017) – Among the full line of industry-leading key and asset control products and technologies, Morse Watchmans will be demonstrating its soon-to-be available AssetWatcher solution at IFSEC (stand: F1650). Using RFID technology to track assets placed in or removed from lockers, AssetWatcher is ideal for use in schools, universities, casinos, hospitals and other high-security applications.
“Just like our popular key control systems, AssetWatcher will deliver the high reliability and proven capabilities organizations need to reduce their risk exposure,” said Fernando Pires, VP of Sales and Marketing, Morse Watchmans. “With RFID capability, multiple configurations and many more features, AssetWatcher delivers the performance and flexibility to meet the asset control needs of virtually any customer and application.”
AssetWatcher’s RFID technology uses non-contact wireless radio links to recognize tagged assets. It is compatible with multiple types of RFID tags for use with different types of assets, and features an audible confirmation when a tag has been read. AssetWatcher is able to track multiple items within a locker and can track all types of tagged assets, including electronics and metal objects. Featuring the same reliable and easy-to-use interface as the company’s popular KeyWatcher® Touch, AssetWatcher includes a bright 7” touchscreen and incorporates the MorphoTrak optical fingerprint reader for strong security.
At 2.25” high, 14” wide and 8.5” deep, each locker is sized for small laptops, tablets, phones and other objects. AssetWatcher will be available in 10-, 22- or 34-locker configurations in the first quarter of 2017. Additional systems can be easily added as needed to expand the solution to support even more lockers. Each system is designed to be freestanding and can be mounted to the wall or floor for convenience and stability.
A number of modes allow AssetWatcher to accommodate a wide variety of uses. Classic Mode allows the unit to behave and be programmed like KeyWatcher systems, enabling users to be assigned permissions for assets and groups of assets. Classic Mode also allows assets to be returned either to any open locker or to be assigned to a specific locker.
Designed around users’ needs, Personal Mode allows assets to be added to the system for tracking, with permissions based on lockers rather than assets. Within Personal Mode are Leased Mode and Owner Mode, providing even greater flexibility.
Leased Mode allows users to “lease” a locker temporarily. If a user has no assets in the system, AssetWatcher assigns the user with a locker to store their assets. Once the user removes his or her assets, the locker is deemed to be “free”, and can be assigned to someone else. In contrast, Owner Mode assigns individuals with a specific locker, which may or may not be shared with other users to accommodate shared or specific assets that may be used by one or more persons.