Australian Security Technology presents the KeyWatcher key control and management system in collaboration with BlueGlue’s biometric personal identification protocols.
Contractors and visitors in a facility need to be managed not only for security reasons but also as an important OHS function. Australian Security Technology Pty Ltd (ASTPL) presents the KeyWatcher key control and management system to allow proper control and management of contractors and visitors in various work facilities.
Jason Leach, ASTPL’s managing director explains that the combination of the two systems allows the user to have access to a secure database and proven key management hardware, with software systems that tie them together seamlessly. This results in a Contractor and Visitor Validation System (CVVS) that allows visitors and contractors who access a facility to perform site login at a designated kiosk, using their previously recorded biometric scan.
The CVVS system has an optional capability that allows a wristband to be printed to visually identify the wearer as having been signed into the facility. The wristband contains the visitor’s name and is date and time stamped on issue.
Key features and benefits of the CVVS:
- Single induction required for all contractors, visitors and staff
- Single point of data entry used with distribution to all sites
- Remotely managed by authorised personnel
- Touch screen technology
- Securely stores up to 50,000 individual fingerprints
- Records the visitor’s time on-site
- Detects any unauthorised or unrecognised login attempts
- Sign-in and sign-out operates on a 24/7 basis
The Westfield Group, one of the first facility managers to use the ASTPL/BlueGlue CVVS employs a biometric security system that functions through fingerprint recognition. Called NoWAIT, which stands for National Work Authorisation and Induction Training, the system is now currently in use across the Australian portfolio of Westfield.
The system allows real time monitoring of the access of authorised contractors and consultants to the back-of-house and other operational areas. NoWAIT works with existing KeyWatcher cabinets for the secure issuance of keys, while touch screen video technology provides for safety messaging to staff.
In the event of an evacuation or emergency, NoWAIT helps identify people registered as being onsite, providing the user with the ability to manage their safety.