Building Access

Access Control System:

1121 Fourteenth Street, NW is equipped with an access control system monitored by Datawatch Systems. The main entrance doors, located on 14th Street, are locked from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday and 24 hours on weekends and holidays. Your employees may gain access to the building during security hours with their Datawatch access key cards.

Once you are inside the elevator, you must use your Datawatch key in order to proceed to your floor. Press your key card to the reader. Do this until the red light on the reader turns green, and press the elevator button to your floor until it lights. The elevator will then take you to your floor. When traveling in a down direction, it is not necessary to use the key card. However, the car will not stop at any floor except the main lobby.

Datawatch Access Keys:

Datawatch access key cards are issued to you prior to your move-in. It is very important that you keep track of those key cards that are authorized for new employees and revoke any access key cards that are lost. Authorization and/or revocation of key cards are performed by Datawatch Systems or your Property Manager. Contact Datawatch System at 301.654.3282 and speak to the Card Administrator responsible for your building or your Property Manager. You may request a key card listing for your firm at any time. Additional key card and suite alarm keys may be ordered directly from Datawatch Systems by using the order forms provided or by visiting Datawatch’s website, You can also order them through Please be aware that there is a $10.00 per card fee.

Visitors and Special Admits:

If you are expecting a visitor after hours, you must make prior arrangements with Datawatch or Property Management to admit your visitor into the building. To arrange weekday admittance during business hours, Property Management may be contacted at 202.638.3000 before 5:00 PM on the day the guest will arrive. Building Engines is a web-based visitor management system used to input expected visitors. Please contact Property Management to receive login information.

Daytime Security:

Security of your suite is important to us and we ask you for your cooperation in maintaining its integrity. Be mindful of the differences, if any, between the hours of your reception area coverage and the securing and unsecuring of the building front doors. If your reception area is not going to be occupied during times the front door security system is off, we recommend you keep your doors locked. Secondary doors to your space should be kept locked at all times.

Additional Security:

As a measure of additional security, we provide a lobby attendant 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The lobby attendant is there to assist you, and is mainly responsible for checking the building periodically and observing and reporting any suspicious people or activities; monitoring security cameras; and is even available to walk you to the garage. To further our security efforts, lobby attendants are discouraged from accepting packages, unlocking your suite door, and allowing visitors into the offices (this should be done through Datawatch Systems).

Datawatch Systems has additional suite security systems available for a nominal cost if your firm requires additional security. If you need additional daytime security, please contact your Property Manager and they will be happy to discuss the security options available to you.

During normal business hours, we use a visitor management system called Building Engines. Please contact your Property Manager to create a username and login.

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