Access Control Systems can help bolster Campus Security while maintaining accessibility
Access control systems can bolster physical security across university campuses without sacrificing easy access if they’re designed and implemented in an intelligent manner that thoroughly takes into account specific customer and site requirements, experts have argued.
Since the vast majority of student IDs use their barcode or magnetic stripe cards to gain access to dorms, classrooms, libraries and on-campus meal plans, utilizing a contactless smart card with an embedded smart chip is a likely solution, especially since it is more secure because it cannot be easily cloned and inherently diminishes the opportunity for unauthorized individuals to obtain card information.
One main benefit of leveraging contactless smart card technology is the ease of use it provides for students and faculty to access various campus facilities and services by simply tapping the card on a reader. Since the information is specific to the cardholder, cards can be configured to allow access to specific buildings, services or applications.
Some schools have also begun adding an option for mobile credentials. This technology leverages the proliferation of smartphones by putting a student’s credentials onto their mobile phone and then using it to give students access to facilities and payment systems on campus.
Beyond student credentials, campus security can also be greatly enhanced with an effective visitor management system. Such systems allow for the check-in, check-out and tracking of all campus visitors improving student and staff safety without impeding on accessibility.
Access Control UK – the go-to company for secure, reliable and affordable access control systems
Access Control UK employs a variety of access control technologies in order to create advanced solutions, enable users to exert solid, reliable and accurate control over the access to specific premises or zones.
An UK-based manufacturer, we have over 30 years’ experience in designing, installing and commissioning outstanding security solutions. We take great pride in our commitment to provide the best possible customer care and adhere to the highest British and International security standards, which is why we’ve been formally accredited by several accreditation bodies (visit our Accreditations page for more information).
The Access Control Systems supplied by Access Control UK are modular and fully scalable in design, thus allowing you to build your access control system to match your specific requirements, whether you’re a small company with under 250 personnel or a large multinational corporation.
If you’d like to find out more about the range of solutions supplied by Access Control UK, both in terms of hardware (smart card readers, biometric readers, turnstiles, etc.) and software (access rights management software solutions, etc.), just contact us, we’ll be more than happy to answer any queries you might have.