Heartland Payment Systems’ Campus Solutions division is integrating its Campus OneCard with Alert Notification, a nationwide membership service that provides a 24-hour-a-day call center to alert family when an accident or medical emergency occurs.
Students who sign up for the Alert Notification system will have their Alert Notification numbers on their OneCards. If an incident occurs, emergency personnel report it to the call center and give the student’s Alert Notification number. The call center in turn notifies that person’s “in case of emergency” contacts.
Heartland’s Campus OneCard is a multi-functional campus ID card as well as a prepaid card that can pay for books, laundry, vending and off-campus purchases. In addition, the card can provide access control to residence halls and campus buildings and has campus-wide notification abilities–enabling administrators to reach an entire campus or select groups with emergency messaging.
“This new offering enables us to bring the best aspects of campus security and personal safety to our campus clients. Not only do we provide access control and mass notification, but we now have the enhancement of emergency notification to alert contacts if an accident happens,” said Fred Emery, vice president and general manager, Heartland Campus Solutions.