Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. has outfitted its on-campus dormitories with a new card access system, no longer requiring students to use keys to access their respective buildings, according to an independent student newspaper.
The project, which cost the university an estimated $269,500, was completed after years of considering the idea and implementing the card access system in newly renovated and newly constructed buildings and dormitories.
With the new access system in place, the university has complete control over who can access each building, and can also track who enters each building that requires card access on campus. In the event of a blackout or emergency situation, the card readers also have a battery backup system.
In addition to the card access system, sensors have been added to each door that will alert public safety if it is left propped open for an extended period of time.
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