Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies has announced alliances and integrations with one-card providers, CBORD, Blackboard and Heartland, to provide security solutions designed specifically for higher education institutions
One of the more exciting security applications to come out of this new union is how Villanova University and the University of San Francisco (USF) can now offer its student and faculty the ability to use their personal mobile phones to enter dorms, classroom buildings and offices.
Students can easily manage their university credentials, plus it saves time and money for the administrative staff. The system issues access credentials virtually to the student’s phone to offer access to a variety of additional campus features, such as using the laundry, that are normally associated with physical smart cards or student credentials.
During the Critical Facilities Summit sponsored by the Association of College and University Officers-International (ACUHO-I) and APPA, to be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence October 15-18, attendees will be able to discuss campus safety and security success stories with Ingersoll Rand school experts.
Attendees can learn how these solutions are providing colleges and universities the opportunity to improve security and safety while leveraging one-card systems to deliver student convenience and drive new sources of revenue from vending, retail and meal plan applications.
At the ACUHO-I/APPA Housing Facilities Conference, attendees will also learn how Miami University was able to replace an assortment of mechanical locks on more than 4,000 residence room and other doors with electronic locks and smart card credentials during a 90-day summer break.
Schlage AD-400 wireless locks and Schlage aptiQ contactless smart card credentials now provide a “secure handshake” between the card and reader with the added ability to handle one-card point-of-sale (POS) functions such as dining, laundry and vending. In addition, the solution monitors door props electronically and manages lockouts while also providing short-term access with an audit trail for staff.