Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Contactless failure on campus?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

User education, card material important to success

It may seem easy: tap the card against the reader and wait for the door to unlock. That’s the basic premise behind contactless smart cards for physical access control.

Contactless technology is touted as being more durable than magnetic stripe systems because there’s no direct contact with a reader that could cause damage to the card. All the components of a contactless card are safely tucked away inside the card body.

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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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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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