KeyWatcher Touch Key Management by Morse Watchmans

Morse Watchmans has introduced enhancements to its KeyWatcher® Touch. The key management system received improvements for security, notifications, and ease of use.

key managementKeyWatcher Touch is a scalable integrated key control and management solution designed for interoperability with access control and other systems. Users decide who has permission to remove each key. The modular system allows for customized key storage cabinets with different modules for keys, access cards, laptops, and handheld devices and the ability to change modules where and when necessary.

KeyWatcher Touch brings one touch key control to the KeyWatcher electronic key cabinet with a large, full color 7″ touch screen system interface. A status bar guides users on what to do, and shows what is happening. The KeyAnywhere feature enables users to return a key to any KeyWatcher Touch in the user’s enterprise. KeyFind locates which KeyWatcher Touch a specific key is in, or determines who has it out and when it was taken.

New security features protect the KeyWatcher Touch from cyber breaches via the network. With the firewall enabled, all incoming traffic is ignored unless it is on the specific ports the system requires for network and server communication. The data between the KeyWatcher Touch and the KeyWatcher Touch Server can now be encrypted with AES256 technology with a pre-shared key that is definable on a site by site basis.

The KeyWatcher Touch Key Management System is also now integrated with AMAG Technology’s Symmetry V8.0.2 Access Control System.

A number of additional upgrades have been implemented. The KeyWatcher Touch Server service can now run under a domain user account. Windows authentication is supported for SQL, while server logins eliminate the need for the IT department to add SQL users to the SQL Server for the purpose of authentication.

The KeyPro™ III software import utility has been revamped to make it easier to use; for example, imports can now be performed as needed rather than having to complete them all up front.

Day-to-day user conveniences have been upgraded as well. This includes the ability to replace keys from TrueTouch™ key tracking software using the SmartKey reader. A notification that allows for users to be notified when an overdue key has been returned is also included, as are notifications for dual and triple user removals/returns.

All reports in TrueTouch now support being saved/viewed as a PDF, or saved as a CSV file.

KeyWatcher Touch key management is suitable for use in a variety of areas, including casino and gaming industries, correctional facilities, control rooms, and hotels. It has the capacity for up to 14,400 keys and 10,000 users per site.