At the new headquarters of 1+1 Media Group, manual management of keys quickly became a problem; keys were often misplaced, lost or taken without authorisation. They found a solution with the Morse Watchmans Keywatcher Touch key control and management system.
The comings and goings of judges, inmates, law enforcement, maintenance staff and others pose a number of safety concerns for courts, writes Fernando Pires, pictured, VP Sales and Marketing at US product company Morse Watchmans.
Airports have many security requirements and challenges, and part of the challenge arises because of the mix of people on-site, including airport staff, airline staff, contractor and vendor staff and travelers. One component of managing security in such settings is to strengthen the role of access control so that all parties remain in their authorized areas, assets are protected and security staff can focus on operational matters.
In today’s business environment, meeting spaces, desks and even devices are shared between personnel. Often a single mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet, will be the “official” device for maintaining social media or other online business accounts. There are a number of benefits to this type of collaboration, mainly the ability to spread responsibilities among multiple employees rather than tasking a single individual, which helps boost productivity.
Automated key control and asset management systems are crucial for modern physical security operations and yet are often managed as a separate silo from the overall physical security system. Today, the most advanced key management solutions feature open protocols to allow integration with the organization’s networked security system for optimized access control functionality and value.
Keys are a common element in any transportation department, and an automated key control system is a valuable tool. Key management systems offer multi-site transportation facilities increased security and control to help prevent authorized key access as well as reducing the number of lost or misplaced keys.
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For almost 20 years, through multiple facility expansions, umpteen personnel changes, several system add-ons, integration with the access control system and three different system managers, Minnesota’s Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center has consistently relied on the performance and scalability of key management technology from Morse Watchmans.
2014 saw a year of continued change in the security marketplace. A healthier economy triggered growth in new projects and helped loosen the purse strings for capital expenditures. From a technology standpoint, the industry evolution to a more network-centric environment created additional opportunities for manufacturers to partner. This has moved the needle well beyond the basic video surveillance-access control partnership to new levels that provide seamless, end-to-end solutions for customers.
Keys and locks are one of the most reliable and effective physical safeguards available in today’s security marketplace. They offer both prevention and protection, are easy to install and maintain, and have a minimal investment cost. Advances in key/lock design and technology have helped to reduce security issues such as key duplication, key bumping and lock picking.