Morse Watchmans’ KeyWatcher Touch Key Management System approved for use with Lenel’s OnGuard® Access Control Security System

OXFORD, CT, April 15, 2014 — Morse Watchmans has received factory certification from Lenel Systems International and joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). Morse Watchmans’ KeyWatcher Touch key management system interfaces with the OnGuard® access control system to enable seamless functionality between the systems. The certification ensures that OnGuard will manage functions such as provisioning and administration of the KeyWatcher key control system.

“Morse Watchmans has completed required factory testing at Lenel to validate the functionality of its interface to OnGuard. End users can now manage their KeyWatcher system configuration for access, storage and tracking of keys through OnGuard,” said Gidon Lissai, director of strategic alliances, Lenel. “We look forward to their continued involvement in the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program.”

“Our KeyWatcher True Touch OnGuard interface provides a powerful and cost effective method to improve building security,” said Fernando Pires, VP Sales and Marketing, Morse Watchmans. “By integrating the KeyWatcher key control system with Lenel’s access control system, users have comprehensive capabilities within one framework.”

Morse Watchmans key control and management systems are an orderly and secure solution for addressing controlled usage and safekeeping of mechanical keys. The tamper-proof systems are designed so that only authorized users, using pre-programmed PIN codes, access cards or biometrics, can access keys; on-board advanced technology automatically records all access activity. Morse Watchmans’ OnGuard interface allows users to quickly and efficiently configure several user authorization parameters including add/modify/delete cardholders and badge data; associate KeyWatcher site profiles to OnGuard access levels; configure which KeyWatcher TrueTouch alarms and transactions that get passed to OnGuard via alarms; allow the configuration of an Anti-Egress feature, to name just a few.