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Company Overview

Every second of every day, Datawatch Systems remotely monitors more than 100,000 doors to ensure the safety of the people passing through them. Building owners, property managers, and tenants trust us, as an industry leader, to protect their most valuable assets – their employees, residents, and visitors – in more than 4,000 buildings throughout the United States and Canada. At any given time, more than 2,000,000 credentials issued by Datawatch Systems are in use, with that number constantly increasing as the company meets the expanding demands of world-class businesses and organizations.

In 1981, the Peel family, which, under the leadership of Barbara and William Peel, owned a number of companies in the building management sector, recognized the opportunity to expand their facility services offerings and purchased The Morrison Group, a small access control firm with only a handful of client buildings. The name was soon changed to Datawatch Systems, reflecting a modern, more technical focus. Datawatch Systems targeted the commercial real estate market within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, seeking out new and better ways to manage access control for their clients and their facilities. Since those early years, Datawatch Systems has acquired an international client base that encompasses 3,000 entities, including global real estate investment trusts (REITs), property management firms, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and top nonprofit organizations and other non-governmental organizations.

The cornerstone of our business is a dedicated workforce composed of skilled installation and service technicians, client services and programming teams, and a Central Station staff dedicated to around-the-clock building access control, backed by our proven technology platform.  Because off-the-shelf components don’t always meet our clients’ needs, we’re committed to developing proprietary security hardware and software that enables us to adapt and modify our systems and structures to meet our clients' unique needs today and in the future.  Our user-friendly network-based systems enable users to manage credential holder and visitor data, and perform many other tasks, from anywhere in the world. User-friendly rich client software and simple-to-use web interfaces create a complementary relationship among our teams, our systems, and facility professionals. The ability to control the direction of products and services, and how they interact with clients, is an invaluable asset that many access control dealers don’t have.

Whether you’re in need of a solution for new construction, suite renovation, or the replacement and upgrade of an existing system, Datawatch Systems experts work in partnership with you to design, install, and operate a security system to safeguard your facility. Whether it’s a single suite or a nationwide or global portfolio of diverse facilities, we’ll conduct a thorough needs analysis and install a system that’s designed to provide you with the most cost effective and user friendly solution possible for your unique business environment. 

Security Solutions Provider

For more than 30 years Datawatch Systems has successfully developed and implemented personalized solutions for our clients' unique access control challenges. Based upon decades of experience and thousands of client needs analysis profiles, Datawatch Systems has developed an industry-leading level of technical and functional expertise, enabling us to quickly and economically deliver the access control solutions our clients are looking for. By designing and manufacturing a highly adaptable system, Datawatch Systems integrates all hardware, software, and response protocol guidelines necessary to provide our clients with world class access control and monitoring solutions. From perimeter and interior door entry systems employing multiple technologies, to intelligent elevator control modules, to lobby and suite solutions and intrusion detection with video event recording, to comprehensive video management systems design and coverage, Datawatch Systems offers the best solution at the best value.