At sister properties Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Morse Watchmans KeyWatcher® key control system is used to store, control and track keys that are used for access to all the most sensitive and highly secured areas of the casinos where money and chips are held, including the slot department and cages. A KeyWatcher key system is also used by the casinos’ security departments to store and track keys needed throughout the facilities. Designed for optimum key security, KeyWatcher key control cabinets will not open until the system verifies that the user has permission for the specific key requested and the system automatically records all activity.
“We like that we have key accountability and tracking of all keys on-site with the KeyWatcher system,” said Roxanne Manwell, access control supervisor, Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort. “It alerts us when keys are not turned in correctly and/or are overdue and we can send out the report to the departments for notification purposes.”
The KeyWatcher system and accompanying KeyPro™ software, in place since 2004, enable Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort to meet the various Arizona Indian Gaming Statutes regarding key control and management. Custom software enables the casinos to set up all these and many other types of reports, which can be emailed to management on a regular basis.
Manwell adds, “Tracking and reporting is critical in our industry and the KeyWatcher eliminates the need for manual logs and paper trails because it records everything and prints a report with a couple of clicks. The reports are easy to run and manage when going through our yearly audits.”
KeyWatcher systems used at Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort were configured and installed by Genesis Resource Inc. a provider of electronic key control systems in the casino industry.
Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort are owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRP-MIC), a sovereign tribe located in the metropolitan Phoenix area. In addition to Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort, the SRP-MIC own and operate several other enterprises including Salt River Materials Group and Saddleback Communications. Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort are both located in Scottsdale, offering visitors over 100,000 square feet devoted to gaming, dining, and entertainment. Amenities include slots, blackjack, keno, and five unique restaurants.