The most recognized name in
key control systems
For over a century, Morse Watchmans, Incorporated has been a true
innovator of advanced security solutions. Today, Morse Watchmans
has emerged as the most recognized name in security management
History of Morse Watchmans, a Key Control Company
Since 1882 Morse Watchmans has been helping business owners and
managers worldwide rest well knowing that their businesses were
safe and secure. We innovated the tape clock to get rid of bulky,
often unreadable metal dials. We gave our tape clocks solid state
quartz works to assure the greatest accuracy and most reliable
As the digital revolution set in, we embraced new ways to gather,
store, and share security information electronically. In 1987 we
introduced the first data recorder. Now there was a way to automate
complete guard tour reports and track stations with a storage
capacity of 2000 readings. Complete hardware and software in one
package was now available.
Then in 1991, The Boss 2000 series was introduced. This powerful
guard tour system is in place and working in over 20,000 facilities
throughout the world. There are three models available to maximize
your security and simplify security supervision.
Morse Watchmans keeps one thing in mind designing innovative
products which meet the customers’ needs.
Key management has always been a concern in businesses around the
world, especially in larger industries such as hospitals, hotels,
and correctional facilities. In the early 1990s, Morse Watchmans
realized that there was an increasing need for companies to
successfully track their sensitive keys. With Morse Watchmans
already having been a leader in the security industry with a sound
business relationship and the trust of so many, companies were not
afraid to share their key problems and concerns with us.
We learned that companies were storing their irreplaceable master
keys on pegs inside locked strongboxes and that many of these same
companies employed full time workers to distribute keys and
maintain reports 24 hours, 7 days a week. We were also made aware
of how mistakes were made and how employees took advantage of this
system. Keys that were lost or stolen were not always accountable.
This system lacked the security and flexibility our customers
In 1993, Morse Watchmans, Inc. developed The KeyWatcher , the first
stand-alone key management system that electronically released keys
to authorized users. This system allowed for keys to be stored in a
smart storage cabinet that accounted for each user by access code,
time and date. Keys were physically locked in place and only
released to authorized users. A patented feature called Random Key
Return was also implemented, which allowed users to return keys
back to any open location within the cabinet, therefore, protecting
sensitive keys from pattern location placement.
As the popularity of this system began to grow, our customers came
forward and expressed to us new features they wanted to see. Based
on their requests, we have added many new components and expanded
the system to accommodate up to 1000 key locations and 1000 users.
There are also optional features like durable polycarbonate cabinet
doors, which enable you to view the keys inside. More importantly,
the KeyWatcher is a stand-alone key management system that can
connect directly to your printer, PC or modem to give you an
on-demand management report with all the pertinent key tracking
data you will ever need. Several thousand systems are now in place
in institutions, government buildings and the private sector.
In 1996, The PowerCheck 3000 became available. This new sleek,
compact product gives you all the knowledge you need in the palm of
your hand. The PowerCheck is the perfect system for fire and safety
As our company moved into the 21st century, our systems continued
to be the very best and full featured available. In 2004, we
introduced our next generation KeyWatcher system The KeyWatcher
III. These systems added increased user and key capacity,
integrated card reader interface, multi-user and non-random
options, and our new KeyPro III Key Management Software.
The year 2007 ushered in even more enhancements for the KeyWatcher
and KeyBank lines of key management systems. The key management
systems now accommodate customizable modules to accommodate other
valuables that require controlled access. Spacious lockers hold
larger items such as prescriptions, small firearms, tools, wallets
and wireless phones, while thin slots are ideal for credit, debit,
gas and key cards. Our product designers added illuminated key
slots to make retrieving and returning keys easier. Our software
engineers also improved the KeyPro III with new features, including
Priority Email Alerts that keep security managers informed of the
whereabouts of Smart Keys.
2011 was the year of the Touch. We launched the KeyWatch