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May 01, 2013

Morse Watchmans KeyWatcher Systems Equips Australia's Westfield Shopping Centers with Key Control and Management

Australia’s Westfield Shopping Centers deployed Morse Watchmans KeyWatcher systems in order to realize pre-approved personnel streamlined access to and from authorized center locations.  

Westfield has over 104 shopping centers globally and was looking for a way to make sure that its staff and contractors in back-of-house and operational areas are safe by leveraging state-of-the-art security technology, which is why it chose KeyWatcher. The solution delivers that safety with advanced features like fingerprint biometric authorization and complete monitoring and report functionality.

According to Morse, the KeyWatcher Key Management System provides a new sophisticated design and improved access control. It’s illuminated key storage system makes finding keys a cinch and provides twice the amount of storage, while using minimal wall space.

Morse developed the Contractor and Visitor Validation System biometric security system specifically for Westfield and the new system integrate seamlessly with other KeyWatcher systems for secure issuance of keys to pre-authorized individuals while touchscreen video technology provides for safety messaging to staff. It is based on the KeyWatcher key control and management system integrated with the NoWAIT (National Work Authorization and Induction Training) fingerprint recognition system.

Officials with the company explained that the integrated solution developed for Westfield combines Morse Watchman’s key control with biometric technology and real time, centralized remote monitoring for an optimized system to enhance the security of back-of-house and operational areas.

One Westfield Manager said that, “With the system, we can have a high level of confidence that only inducted and authorized personnel are working onsite. We can know who’s using our keys in real time. This has huge implications for safety and security, and with many people needing to enter authorized areas in one center alone, the system will revolutionize how our centers are accessed once the national roll-out is complete.”

Edited by Ashley Caputo

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