"I was comfortable with the user-friendly interface and software of the Morse Watchmans system as well as its reliability," said Matt Smith, Access Control Manager, Ohio University.
"The school's overall security has been upgraded since KeyBank and KeyWatcher
have eliminated the need for an employee to carry multiple high-level keys around with them at all times," said Mr. Smith
"With keys secured in the tamper-proof cabinet when not in use, we have lessened our exposure to the potential security risk of multiple high-level or master keys for our facilities being carried on personal key rings."
The automated key control system has also made it easier to audit who accessed keys and when.
Previously, Mr Smith
noted that monitoring who removed keys to access a specific area would have taken hours of searching through manual logs.
Now, by running a report, he
can determine who accessed a certain key/space and when it occurred.
"I appreciate the peace of mind and the convenience that the Morse Watchmans solution provides," he
"I know that at any time I can run a report and determine who is currently using keys and how long they have had them signed out.
I know that all keys are secured in a tamper-resistant cabinet within a secure location which is also access controlled."
Product reliability and after-sales customer service were also cited by Mr Smith
as further considerations for adding to the existing system.
says, "Maintenance on the system is minimal and we are very satisfied with its reliability.