New Partnership Improves Access Control for Bay Area Businesses

Prodatakey and datanet IT Partner for Innovative Access Control Solutions

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Bay Area schools are planning to re-open, and more employees are returning to their offices. The influx of new visitors, combined with many buildings that remain vacant, is prompting business owners and educators to take new steps to safeguard their students, staff, and facilities.

A new partnership between ProdataKey (PDK), a leading innovator of networked cloud-based access control products and services, and datanet IT, a trusted IT solutions provider in the Bay Area for more than 35 years, enables mobile access control to better protect facilities from unwanted intruders.

Cloud capabilities are increasingly vital for businesses, and it’s a feature they now expect as part of their business security solutions. Mike Murphy, a senior sales engineer at datanet IT, says cloud integration with ProdataKey was an important consideration in the partnership.

“Everyone is used to everything being in the cloud. It doesn’t matter whether it’s Google Home or Alexa or their cameras,” says Murphy. “The business world has moved to that as well. ProdataKey is doing that for access control. The data for the customers and all the stuff that makes their system work is in the cloud. That was an option we wanted to have, and that’s what customers ask for.”

Mobile app integration is a key factor behind the partnership with ProdataKey. While many providers offer a mobile app, this feature needs the ability to take your access control on the go in order to be successful.

“We had a mobile app with our previous access control partner, but you had to be on-site,” explains Murphy. “Using the mobile app on your phone while you’re already at work isn’t that big of an advantage. Being anywhere at any time with that phone — now that’s an advantage.”

The existing partnership between datanet IT and Digital Watchdog, the leading manufacturer of complete surveillance solutions, made working with ProdataKey a no-brainer for the business. Murphy says PDK was recommended by Digital Watchdog and integrating state-of-the-art digital surveillance with cloud-based access control was a natural fit.

“It always goes back to safety and security,” says Murphy. “Once a business has cameras and has electronic locks, they have a very secure site. They also have full info on what’s going on at that site, who’s going in and out, who’s walking and moving about, and at what time. They can really keep tabs on their facility.”

Steve Muir, President of datanet IT, says partnering with ProdataKey and Digital Watchdog is crucial in their mission to provide top-of-the-line, comprehensive security solutions for their customers.

Combining the best in digital surveillance and access control just makes sense,” says Muir. “Through our partnership with PDK and Digital Watchdog, we can provide start-to-finish solutions that meet all of our clients’ needs. Mobile integration makes taking charge of your security easier than ever. We’re thrilled to be working the industry leaders for these solutions.”


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About Datanet IT

With more than 35 years providing the latest in IT solutions, datanet IT offers comprehensive, start-to-finish services for clients ranging from small businesses to enterprise-level corporations. Its customizable, cutting-edge solutions enable customers to reach new levels of success. The IT leader has headquarters in Santa Clara, California, and Cary, North Carolina, to better serve small and medium-sized businesses from coast to coast. For more information about datanet IT, visit

About ProdataKey

ProdataKey (PDK) is a leading innovator of networked cloud-based access control products and services. The company’s cloud platform allows for complete system management and control through any web-connected device, anywhere, anytime. With thousands of systems managing tens of thousands of doors for a quickly expanding base of loyal customers throughout North America and beyond, PDK delivers an unparalleled user experience as well as the highest levels of security, safety and data privacy. For more information, visit


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