Morse Watchmans demos new products with partners at IFSEC 2017

Morse Watchmans demos new products with partners at IFSEC 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 KeyWatcherTouch, 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.

Morse Watchmans is also highlighting the new features of its industry-leading KeyWatcher Touch system that is faster, stronger and more adaptable to meet and exceed the needs of current and future applications.

“We are continually working to enhance our key management solutions to provide the features and functionality end users need to improve physical security,” said Pires. “These latest advances build upon the KeyWatcher Touch’s faster, more powerful engine to further streamline system operation and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the system.”

Driven by a powerful upgraded processor and operating system, the KeyWatcher Touch Gen2 CPU’s faster speeds improve sync time when encrypting and decrypting communication data. The increase in processor speed, coupled with memory, offers vastly improved performance with a much more sensitive touchscreen, faster user interface and improved sync times that are 7-10 times faster than before.

Among the KeyWatcher Touch enhancements is a Key Filter feature that allows users who have access to multiple keys to search by name or number to locate a specific key. This function appears as a button on the key removal and return screens, as well as the Key Find screen to allow users to determine who has a particular SmartKey and from which KeyWatcher Touch cabinet it was removed at any given time.

Morse Watchmans has also added support for a USB flash drive to function as a local settings backup. Should a user need to replace a CPU assembly, this feature eliminates the need to re-enter the server name, KeyWatcher Touch name and cabinet configuration.

To reduce the time needed to bring systems online, the KeyWatcher Touch startup process has been improved, allowing a unit to connect to the server quicker. Should the KeyWatcher Touch fail during its initial search for the server, it will continue to attempt to connect. KeyWatcher Touch offers additional efficiencies in the form of faster searches, which reduces the time required to access the settings screens for initial setup and configuration.

Demonstrating their full line of industry-leading key and asset control products and technologies, Morse Watchmans will also be featuring numerous certified access control partners with seamless integrations with KeyWatcher Touch.

“The integration between these leading solutions makes it easier for customers to streamline their key control and other security operations,” said Pires. “We invite IFSEC attendees to visit our stand to experience firsthand the many benefits these solutions have to offer.”

The available certified integrations for KeyWatcher Touch include the following:

Lenel OnGuard Software

KeyWatcher Touch is certified for use with Lenel’s OnGuard access control system, enabling seamless functionality between the systems. With the integration module supplied by Morse Watchmans, end users are able to manage their KeyWatcher system configuration for access, storage and tracking of keys.

Software House’s C·CURE 9000

Morse Watchmans’ KeyWatcher Touch integrates with C•CURE 9000 Software to help users manage personnel, credentials and assets more effectively and efficiently. Whether working from the C•CURE 9000 Administration Station or the Keywatcher Touch, administrators can streamline the process of securing, controlling and monitoring keys and other assets for their facility. Integrate now to help deepen your security infrastructure while reducing costs at your site.

Honeywell Pro-Watch

KeyWatcher Touch supports integration with Honeywell Pro-Watch security management suite. With this integration, administrators can simplify management of access privileges, user data and events using a single point of control for both systems.


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