Access Control Systems’ Data can Help Support Students’ Mental Health, Experts Believe
Mental health plays a very important role in a student’s success or failure, which is why many colleges across the US and the world have been looking at ways to identify problems in order to offer support. However, despite their efforts, they have found that identifying students at risk has been easier said than done.
One rather unlikely method of pinpointing students at risk is to offer colleges the option to analyse their behaviour based on the data already being collected by their access control systems (ACS). The data records (what areas a student has accessed and when) can be used to to understand individual student behavior and then quickly identify anomalies or changes, experts believe.
An access control system can hold historic data on student behaviour and monitor their whereabouts at various times of the day or week. For example, the software can be setup to trigger alerts whenever students spend too much time at the weekends inside their bedrooms. In this case, the student’s resident assistant (RA) receives a notification to check in on him.
They might find that the student hasn’t yet made any friends at school and is lonely. This is leading him to isolate himself all weekend, every weekend. With the RA’s help, the young person can get some counselling, joins on-campus clubs and starts participating in activities in residence. Within weeks, he’s making new friends and thriving at college.
Access Control UK – Experts in Designing and Deploying Secure and Reliable Access Control Systems for the Educational Segment
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.
The access control systems supplied by Access Control UK also support an effective Fire Roll Call feature, which will enable employers to evacuate the personnel off the premises in a very orderly and clear manner, should a fire, explosion or some other type of catastrophe occur.
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 hit the contact button at the top of the screen, we’ll be more than happy to answer any queries you might have.