KeyWatcher – Key Control and Management Solutions

KeyWatcher Illuminated is a modular, scalable integrated key control and management solution that’s designed for interoperability with access control and other systems.

Features and Options
  • Easily identify the proper keys
  • Return keys to any location
  • Rugged, functional design uses less wall space
  • Ergonomic design offers ease of use
  • Backed by industry-leading warranties
KeyWatcher is Ideal For:
  • Airports
  • Corrections
  • Data Centres
  • Education
  • Gaming

The Electronic Key Cabinet with Total Accountability

Expanded Electronic Key Control with Custom Management Reports

KeyWatcher Illuminated is a modular, scalable integrated key control and management solution that’s designed for interoperability with access control and other systems.

With KeyWatcher Illuminated, access to the electronic key cabinet and to individual keys is under your complete control. You decide who has permission to remove each key, and with KeyWatcher’s advanced communications capabilities, you always know who removed any key and when it was taken. It’s the solution that gives you more value, more storage and more convenient accessibility to your electronic key management system.

Using careful engineering, we designed KeyWatcher Illuminated with a modular design, so you can configure the exact components you need like key slots, card slots and lockers, with the ability to change modules where and when you need to. KeyWatcher Illuminated is scalable, too, so it can grow as your needs grow.

Be sure to check out KeyWatcher Touch, the next generation key storage cabinet that builds on the success of KeyWatcher Illuminated. KeyWatcher Touch offers expanded software functionality and access-control integration, and features a robust and easy-to-use touch screen interface. And like KeyWatcher Illuminated, this electronic key system provides users with the ability to customize key storage cabinets with different modules for keys, access cards, laptops, and handheld devices.

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The Product of Intelligent Engineering

The KeyWatcher electronic key management system provides a new sophisticated design and improved access control. Its illuminated digital key cabinet makes finding keys a cinch and provides twice the amount of storage, while using minimal wall space.

Built into a rugged steel cabinet with highly illuminated key slots, the improved design makes it easier to locate keys and maximize wall space. The exterior design of the digital key cabinet has been enhanced to blend in with today’s office environments, while the key control system seamlessly controls and monitors keys.

Morse Watchmans engineered the keypad and control console of the new KeyWatcher system to be extremely user-friendly and accessible to the handicapped. The aesthetically pleasing, smart design actually helps to reduce wall space, while providing easier access. The KeyWatcher is powered by the same AC electricity available from your wall outlet, and features an emergency back up battery capable of supporting the system for up to 48 hours.

The Integrated Access Control Solution

KeyWatcher is designed for complete interactivity with your other business systems. By opening our protocols to a wide range of integration partners, Morse Watchmans makes it possible for you to implement connectivity across systems on any level you choose. For example, by integrating your KeyWatcher electronic key system with your access control system, you’ll know which users have keys and which do not. A user who has taken a specific key from KeyWatcher can be denied egress from the facility until the key is returned – and selected management can be alerted via email if a key has not been returned on time.

By engineering KeyWatcher with the ability to communicate across systems, Morse Watchmans helps our customers maintain best-in-breed security solutions without the need to overhaul or replace costly installations.

KeyWatcher has a built-in RS-232 communications port for direct connectivity to printers or other devices, or networked connectivity via Ethernet.

Secure and Vandal-Resistant

With a built-in keypad and up to 2,000 assignable user codes with PINs (Personal Identification Numbers), KeyWatcher provides unmatched flexibility. The system allows security managers the discretion to appoint one of five different levels of access for each employee. In addition, it offers the expandability of interfacing with a variety of access control devices.

The illuminated two line by 16 character screen clearly displays messages and user prompts for a variety of different functions, including removal and replacement of keys. Built using stainless steel, the cabinet is designed to resist abuse and is wired with a tamper- proof mechanism.

The alarm sound emanates from the KeyWatcher and can be wired throughout the facility and other sounding devices. Any PC with speakers running KeyPro software can emit an alarm as well, and alarms can be sent automatically via email to designated managers.

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8 Key Electronic Key Cabinet System

  • Contains 8 SmartKey locations.
  • Smaller compact key control cabinet system fits almost anywhere.
  • Perfect for situations where there are multiple locations within a building or campus that need only a limited number of keys managed.
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1 Module Electronic Key Cabinet System

  • Single module system accepts all standard KeyWatcher modules.
  • 6, 8 & 16 location SmartKey modules, Card/Credit Card module, Single and Dual Locker modules.
  • Compact system fits almost anywhere.
  • Comes standard with the bottom mounted control box, but can be used with a remotely mounted keypad and display box.
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2 Module Electronic Key Cabinet System

  • Two module system accepts all standard KeyWatcher modules.
  • 6, 8 & 16 location SmartKey modules, Card/Credit Card module, Single and Dual Locker modules.
  • Comes standard with the bottom mounted control box, but can be used with a remotely mounted keypad and display box.
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3 Module Electronic Key Cabinet System

  • Three module system accepts all standard KeyWatcher modules.
  • System contains up to 48 SmartKey locations per key control cabinet, and supports additional cabinets.
  • 6, 8 & 16 location SmartKey modules, Card/Credit Card module, Single and Dual Locker modules.
  • Expandable – if future growth demands the need for more keys, modules or add-on cabinets can be added to increase the capacity of the system.
  • Comes standard with the bottom mounted control box, but can be used with a remotely mounted keypad and display box.
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6 Module Electronic Key Cabinet System

  • System contains up to 96 SmartKey locations per cabinet, and supports additional cabinets.
  • Six module system accepts all standard KeyWatcher modules.
  • 6, 8 & 16 location SmartKey modules, Card/Credit Card module, Single and Dual Locker modules.
  • Expandable – if future growth demands the need for more keys, modules or add-on cabinets can be added to increase the capacity of the system.
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6 Module Electronic Key Cabinet System (Horizontal)

  • Different orientation of the standard 6 module system allows for more mounting options, such as under cabinets or on counter tops.
  • Six module system accepts all standard KeyWatcher modules.
  • 6, 8 & 16 location SmartKey modules, Card/Credit Card module, Single and Dual Locker modules.
  • Expandable – if future growth demands the need for more keys, modules or add-on cabinets can be added to increase the capacity of the system.
  • Comes standard with the bottom mounted control box, but can be used with a remotely mounted keypad and display box.
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9 Module Electronic Key Cabinet System

  • Nine module system accepts all standard KeyWatcher modules.
  • Provides maximum storage – up to 144 keys in one cabinet, and supports additional cabinets.
  • 6, 8 & 16 location SmartKey modules, Card/Credit Card module, Single and Dual Locker modules.
  • Expandable – if future growth demands the need for more keys, modules or add-on cabinets can be added to increase the capacity of the system.
  • Comes standard with the bottom mounted control box, but can be used with a remotely mounted keypad and display box.
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KeyWatcher Enrollment Station

  • Available in wall mount or desktop versions.
  • Allows for fingerprint and card enrollments to be done from a more convenient location.
  • Enrollment data is transferred to other systems automatically via the KeyPro III software.
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Remote Box (Desktop/Wall Mounted Key Cabinet)

  • Available in wall mount or desktop variations.
  • The remote box can replace the standard bottom mounted control box, or can be used in conjunction with the bottom mount control box so the system has a dual keypads and displays.
  • Useful for when the KeyWatcher needs to be mounted in a secure area such as a control room or vault and users need to be able to input their login information without entering the room.
Modular, Scalable Design Lets You Customize Your KeyWatcher System

From a single key management system to multiple key control cabinets holding hundreds of keys, it’s easy to expand KeyWatcher as your needs grow. Each additional unit can be controlled by a single console and monitored by the advanced KeyPro software.

The KeyWatcher key box cabinet can hold keys of almost any size, including Folger Adam keys. Plus, the systems are capable of incorporating additional lockers for valuable items. Available modules include 16-key, 8-key, 6-key, card, and a variety of locker sizes. These key modules can be customized in a wide range of cabinet sizes.

8 Key Module
16 Key Module
Folger Adam Key Module
Credit/Access Card Module
Single Locker Module
Dual Locker Module
PC Locker Module
Radio Module

Key Control Data from SmartKeys

Keys are secured to a SmartKey which features an identification microchip and 1/8″ stainless steel locking ring for additional security and functionality. When a Morse Watchmans smart key is inserted into a KeyWatcher key slot, identification chip data is stored and then retrieved after a key is properly accessed. Users can only access microchip keys from the cabinets with a proper user code, as designated by their security managers.

SmartKeys are available in several different colors (black, brown, white, grey, red, yellow, blue, and green). This allows for keys to be organized by color, which can be useful when utilizing several KeyWatchers in a facility, or designating one group of keys from another within the system.

SmartKeys work great when used with our tamper proof key rings (KeyWatcher Touch users can also use SmartKeys with our SmartKey Reader system). Using KeyRings with replaceable hub technology allows for a SmartKey to securely hold larger rings of keys, or larger keys like Folger Adam keys.

SmartKeys help make KeyWatcher an easy-to-use key control system. The Random Key Return feature allows users to return keys to any open location in the cabinet and the system will remember the new location for that key. This avoids confusion or misplacement error – a real time saver and convenience to each user. There is also an option available for users who prefer keys to be returned to their original location.

Key Control Software from Morse Watchmans

Maximize Your Key Management System with KeyPro Software

Maximize your key management system with user-friendly KeyPro key control software. A PC application with remote access capabilities, KeyPro lets system managers establish permission levels for each User Code and monitor data from any desktop connected to the network.

The key management software can run activity reports, sort based on different criteria, view and print reports, and more. System managers can generate practical management reports, which trace key movements by time, date and user code. An audit trail report indicates the time and date of every key accessed by a user for a given time parameter.

A built-in scheduler automatically downloads all data to a secure PC, allowing system managers to sort and analyze information to maintain maximum control of access and security issues. KeyWatcher now offers the capability to send priority email alerts to security managers, keeping them informed of the whereabouts of Smart Keys. Morse Watchmans’ Touch systems get even more functionality with TrueTouch, our touch screen key inventory software offering enhanced integration capability and an access control style interface.

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KeyPro III Key Control Software Features

• User-Friendly Interface – Easy to use graphical interface makes programming and running reports quick and simple to do.

• Real-time Transaction Polling – A built-in scheduler automatically downloads all KeyWatcher data to centralized or remote computers.

• Maximized Network Capabilities – With KeyPro III’s networking capabilities, sensitive database files can be kept on a network server. This also allows for any installation of KeyPro III to have the ability to make changes and synchronize the data with the KeyWatcher system.

• Extensive Key Management Reporting – Reports can be generated based on specific key, user or alarm transaction. KeyPro provides comprehensive reporting methods, including the ability to sort by last name, first name, ascending and descending sequential order.

• Local Area Network Access – Accessibility to the key management systems over a LAN enables managers to perform functions on any KeyWatcher via TCP/IP.

Priority Email Alerts

The key management systems now offer the capability to send priority email alerts to security managers, keeping them informed of the whereabouts of Smart Keys.

Another feature of the key management software is the built-in scheduler. This tool automatically downloads all data to a secure PC, allowing system managers to sort and analyze the information so they maintain maximum control of access and security issues.

When combined with the KeyPro III software, no other similar product on the market is as technically advanced as the KeyBank and KeyWatcher by Morse Watchmans.

For high-volume key users requiring efficient, secure key storage and complete, real-time accountability. The KeyBank makes tracking large quantities of keys — manageable.

Key Reservations

With Key Reservations, authorized users can even reserve a key in the system for a specified timeframe. It’s a convenient, easy way to guarantee access when a key is needed.

Real-Time Reporting

Detailed, real-time management reports based on specific key, user and alarm transactions.

Generate Reports by:

  • Users
  • Keys in use
  • Keys removed
  • Keys overdue
  • …and Much More

Remote Access

Accessible by multiple administrators from remote locations via standard Internet connection.

Added Security

For added security, the KeyWatcher system can be integrated with a Magnetic or Proximity Reader.

Reliability and Support

Morse Watchmans offers an exclusive two-year warranty on all parts, free lifetime technical support and unlimited customer service on all its products.

Gallagher Access Control Integration

Features:

  • Automatically add Gallagher user information, card credentials and access group permissions to KeyPro software
  • Set cardholder access to one or multiple keys with Cardax levels
  • Instantly transmit KeyWatcher event and alarm transactions to Gallagher system
  • Accommodates anti-passback: requires removal or return of specified key before door/access permissions are given

Johnson Controls P2000 Access Control Integration

Features:

  • Grant P2000 cardholders access to specified KeyWatcher keys
  • Instantly send KeyWatcher event and alarm transactions to P2000 system

Blue Glue Biometric Personal Identification System Integration

Features:

  • Share user data between KeyWatcher and Blue Glue CVVS system
  • Add KeyWatcher user data through Blue Glue interface
  • Release/manage KeyWatcher keys through Blue Glue system

Rapid Global Contractor Management System Integration

Features:

  • Share user data between KeyWatcher and Rapid Global Contractor Management System
  • Add KeyWatcher users through Rapid Global interface

SASSI Contractor Management System Integration

Features:

  • Share user data between KeyWatcher and SASSI contractor management system
  • Add KeyWatcher user data through SASSI interface