Building Access

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

The elevators are secured 24/7. You must use your Datawatch card in order to proceed to your floor. Press your card against the card reader. Do this until the red light on the reader turns green, then press the elevator button to your floor until it lights and the elevator will take you to your floor. When traveling in a down direction, you may only exit at the lobby level.

Datawatch Cards. Datawatch cards are issued to you prior to your move-in. Additional cards should be ordered directly from Datawatch. It is very important that you keep track of those cards that are authorized for new employees and revoke any cards that are lost. Authorization and/or revocation of cards is performed by Datawatch. Contact Datawatch at 301.654.3282 and speak to the Card Administrator responsible for your building. You may request a card listing for your firm at any time. Additional cards and suite alarm keys may be ordered from Datawatch by using the order forms provided or by visiting Datawatch’s website, Please be sure to inform your Property Manager if any edits (add/delete) have been made to cards associated to your suite.

Visitors and Special Admits. If you are expecting a visitor during security hours, you must make prior arrangements with Datawatch to admit your visitor into the building. To arrange weekday admittance, Datawatch may be contacted at 301.654.3282 before 5:00 PM on the day the guest will arrive. Weekend visitation must be arranged on Friday before 5:00 PM of the designated weekend. When you call, tell Datawatch you are calling to arrange a “special admit” and they will connect you with the appropriate department. Provide them with the visitor's name, the day the visitor is expected, the approximate time of arrival, permission for admittance, and your Datawatch card number (for authorization). Visitors can also be authorized via the Datawatch website at

If the visitor arrives at the building between the hours of 6:00 PM and 8:00 AM, they should use the phone outside the main lobby’s doors to gain admittance: depressing the push plate inside the hand receiver rings Datawatch directly. When Datawatch answers, visitors should identify themselves and tell Datawatch who they are visiting. If you have arranged for their admittance, their names will be on an “admit list” and Datawatch will allow them immediate access to the building. Once the visitors are in the elevator, they must call Datawatch again on the elevator phone and repeat the procedure as for the front door.