Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Dubai calls upon SchoolsConnect to monitor the safety of its students

Friday, July 22, 2011

EarthSearch has received a purchase order from a Dubai reseller for its student transportation and class attendance monitoring system, SchoolsConnect. The SchoolsConnect system utilizes a combination of GPS and RFID technology to provide parents and schools with real time information about student riders and class attendance monitoring.

The integrated hardware and mobile app solution will be delivered to two Dubai schools in with additional schools added on an ongoing basis. The reseller also intends to expand offerings to other school systems in the middle-east region.


With SchoolsConnect, real-time information is delivered to parents and school staff within seconds of being picked up or dropped off by the bus. SchoolsConnect can also be configured to send messages to a parent’s mobile or email when their child has been safely picked up or dropped off at home or at school, and if the student has been excessively late for class or skipped school.

Based on EarthSearch’s LogiBoxx technology, the system also supports access control and parent/teacher communication modules which allow teachers to upload document grades and other information for parent viewing. [end] 

A month-old security policy at Emerson College, called Tap and Go already has some off-campus students raising safety and usability concerns.

Under the new system, everyone entering an Emerson campus building must tap their IDs or be signed in. The policy also mandates that the outside doors of residence halls be locked automatically, requiring a campus ID to enter, according to a report in the Berkeley Beacon.

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A new student-led proposal at Columbia University is looking to place stickers on student ID cards that display contact information for sexual and mental health resources.

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Drake University has added more contactless door readers following positive feedback on campus.

In response to faculty, students and staff, Drake Public Safety officials have are adding 11 new doors to the university’s electronic locking system.

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St. Edward’s University, like many other institutions, uses student ID cards for physical access to campus buildings as well as to make purchases on campus. These functions are in place as a safety measure and St. Edward’s is making sure to stress this to its students.

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