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 10,000 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.See more