The Remote Concierge from Datawatch Systems of Bethesda, Maryland, remotely monitors natural disasters before and during impact, enabling better communication and dissemination of information, including the ability to manage building access. It features access phones, which are programed to call Datawatch’s central station to screen visitors and alert tenants and building staff about lockouts, emergency maintenance requests, and life safety emergencies. An e-mail update capability allows communication to multiple lists. The SafeRise feature provides facial, vocal, and behavioral recognition via camera for access control. The GuardWatch application monitors building card access and can lock and unlock elevators and doors.