Portland, OR (June 27, 2023) – Morse Watchmans, the industry leader in key control and asset management systems, is exhibiting at the 2023 Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) Conference & Expo, June 27-28, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Attendees visiting booth #114 receive an in-person look at Morse Watchman’s award-winning KeyWatcher Touch system alongside a range of additional key control and asset management solutions.
"Universities continuously recognize the significance of on-campus student housing not only as a crucial revenue stream but also as a top priority for ensuring student safety,” said Tim Purpura, VP of Global Sales and Marketing, Morse Watchmans.
“With the vast number of students residing in multiple buildings, the potential risks associated with lost keys, misuse of staff keys, and unauthorized key sharing cannot be ignored. Our KeyWatcher Touch system, along with our comprehensive range of solutions, provides the ideal answer for securing keys and assets while offering flexibility and scalability.”
The KeyWatcher Touch electronic key cabinet is a scalable key control solution for organizations looking to secure, manage and track keys and other assets. With a 7” touchscreen and patented SmartKey system with KeyAnywhere technology, it is easy to withdraw and return a key securely to any key cabinet located within an enterprise. KeyWatcher Touch also integrates with many brands of access control systems for a layered security approach.
Morse Watchmans’ key control solutions are ideal for university housing applications due to their innate risk reduction and maintenance optimization features. For example, Morse Watchmans key management solutions provide localized access to contracted workers, such as plumbers or HVAC technicians, without giving access to the entire building. Key control systems help manage student, maintenance, and first responder access safely, with the capacity to manage up to 18,000 keys and 10,000 users per site.
And while many historical universities still largely rely on traditional locks and keys to secure individual rooms, many universities have opted to upgrade to card-enabled access control systems. The good news is, Morse Watchmans key control solutions can be configured to handle traditional keys, proximity cards, or both.
Morse Watchmans’ additional product offerings also include KeyWatcher Fleet for automotive fleet management applications, KeyBank Touch for large quantities of keys and SmartKey Locker Touch System for the storage and tracking of larger objects. These solutions, coupled with Morse Watchmans’ industry-leading software, service and support, ensure the safety and security of a variety of physical assets.