Published on 26 March, 2010
|The KeyWatcher security solution's unique orientation lends flexibility to installation options|
Thinking "inside" the box, Morse Watchmans unveiled a new six-module horizontal KeyWatcher system, also to be showcased at ISC West 2010. The unique orientation (horizontal vs. vertical) of the standard six module system allows users more flexibility in mounting options, such as under cabinets or on counter tops.
"Since its inception, the Morse Watchmans KeyWatcher systems have set the standard in the industry for key management solutions. We have taken those same performance and high quality standards and applied them to our new product," said Fernando Pires, VP Sales and Marketing, Morse Watchmans. "The horizontal orientation gives users an added dimension in flexible implementation while maintaining the core reliability customers have come to expect from Morse Watchmans."
The new six module horizontal system is designed with complete flexibility to integrate with all standard KeyWatcher modules which include the six, eight and 16 location SmartKey modules, the card/credit card module, the dual locker module, and the new single locker module. If the user's needs change, the system can be expanded to accommodate additional keys, modules or add-on cabinets. The new standard system comes with a bottom-mounted control box for added versatility and it can also be used with a remotely mounted keypad and display box.
Like all KeyWatchers, the new horizontal model is interoperable with various access control systems, in addition to providing control over who can remove a key. Advanced communications capabilities enable users to know who removed any key and when it was taken. The KeyWatcher cabinets, rugged enough to resist abuse and wired with a tamper-proof mechanism, are secured using a built-in keypad and up to 2,000 assignable user codes with PINs (personal identification numbers). Security managers can assign one of five levels of access to each employee. An illuminated screen features two 16-character lines to display messages and user prompts for various functions, including removal and replacement of keys.