New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Morse Watchmans Incorporated, is a leading provider of key control, key security and key and asset management solutions. The company – whose key management systems can be custom tailored to meet customers’ key and asset management needs and expanded and reconfigured as those needs change – is headquartered in Oxford, Connecticut.
SIA spoke with Tim Purpura, international sales manager for Morse Watchmans, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA.
SIA: Tell us the story of your company.
Tim Purpura: Morse Watchmans began in 1882 with a mechanical and then quartz clock for Guard Tour and then captured the market with electronic guard tour systems, which brought us into the security spectrum.
It was 1994 when we came up with the idea for KeyWatcher, our flagship key control and management solution, which has since evolved to become our core product at the forefront of the global electronic key control management category. Operating from our Connecticut headquarters, Morse Watchmans launched internationally with an office in the United Kingdom and has a global footprint with a strong dealer network that maintains the position as the international leader.
What solutions/services does your business offer in the security industry? And what makes your offerings/company unique?
TP: Morse Watchmans products reach across many sectors and applications and has recently launched KeyWatcher Fleet designed based on the premise “control the keys, control the fleet.” KeyWatcher Fleet is a system to support fleet managers in optimizing the utilization of their fleet of vehicles.
What’s something we might not know about your company – or something new you’re doing in security?
TP: At Morse Watchmans, we listen to our customers and strive to deliver key control solutions that meets their specific needs. Morse Watchmans is a nimble organization, with a design and technical team second to none. All of our solutions are manufactured in the United States, with the majority of materials sourced locally in Connecticut. We have a great product line, a great team and a very strong reputation globally.
SIA: What does SIA offer that is most important to you/your company? And what do you most hope to get out of your membership?
TP: As a recently joined member of SIA, we intend to be active and take advantage of SIA’s many offerings and stay abreast of industry happenings.