From cashless vending to student identification, “one cards” give students, faculty and staff the convenience of carrying just a single card for many uses. Whether you’re considering moving to this type of smart card system or already have one in place, Allegion can help you seamlessly integrate access control.
Our access and opening solutions include Credentials, Readers and Electronic Locks that seemlessly intragrate access control with One Card convenience.
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Allegion has the lockdown solutions to fit both K-12 and higher education environments.
Our solutions range from Mechanical to Wireless and Hardwired Electronic Hardware and Credentials to help keep your students, staff and visitors safe.
Our education specialists can show you how to take small steps right now that can make a big difference. We’ll also help you map a path to the optimal security solution that fits both your building and your budget.
Severe weather, in the form of tornadoes and hurricanes, have taken a tremendous toll on the United States and it has become increasingly difficult to understand and keep up with changing federal, state and local code requirements.
Schlage, Von Duprin and Steelcraft have come together to offer a complete solution specifically designed for severe weather. MultiPoint Locks, storm shutters, exit devices and wind-rated locks offer safety and security from tornadoes and hurricanes, complying with the most stringent testing standards.
Note: Requirements and details vary state to state so please contact a local Allegion Sales or Specification representative to discuss the appropriate solution for your needs.
It's clear today that improved school security is a necessity, not a luxury. That is why many government agencies and private organizations offer grants and other funding to schools that need help paying for the security systems that will provide peace of mind. Grants.gov is a U.S. government site that includes more than 1,000 grant programs, allowing you to search for security grants and apply to them online.
Security is a top priority for school systems. But the reality is that funding to provide a safe, secure learning environment must often compete with traditional financing that pays for books and buildings. Fortunately, federal, state, private foundation and corporate grants are available to pay for security programs – if you know where to find them. Allegion has developed expertise in grant-funding and can help you locate allocated grants for your school district and direct you to professional that can assist with security grant application. Let us help you analyze the options to find the one that's right for you.
Emergency Management for Higher Education
Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Program
Rural Development and Community Facilities Program
Cooperative purchasing provides an option to help reduce costs, save time and add choice in terms of products, brands and dealers.
The Cooperative Purchasing Program allows schools to benefit from pre-vetted vendors on a variety of products and services as well as security and law enforcement products and services. This program allows eligible entities to purchase from Cooperative Purchasing approved vendors, at any time, for any reason, using any funds available.
Whether it’s a kindergarten classroom or a college lecture hall, classroom doors require virtually unlimited access during school hours, but may also require limited access after school hours. These doors must also be able to lock down quickly and effectively from the inside, helping to protect the staff and students within in case of an emergency.
Featuring: Schlage® CO-Series electronic locks, Schlage® Everest 29™ Primus XP high security key system
Residence halls are often expected to have the highest level of access control. But the students who live there are equally concerned about convenience, creating a need to minimize the credentials that are carried every day, but also may be lost or stolen. Access must be managed around the clock, and balanced with the need for fire and life safety.
In addition, many dormitories are older buildings that make it impossible to run new wiring to support hard-wired electronic systems.
Featuring: Schlage® AD-Series electronic locks, aptiQ™ smart cards
Emergency exits must have free egress at all times, but as exterior doors they are also critical points for maintaining building security. That means they must be equipped to prevent unauthorized entry. Emergency exits must also meet all building code, as well as fire and life safety, and ADA requirements.
Featuring: Schlage® locks, Von Duprin® exit devices, LCN® door closers
High security areas like laboratories, records offices and server equipment rooms typically have a limited number of users, but require a very high level of security to protect private, dangerous or expensive materials, goods or information. In the education setting, these doors also require quick, reliable lockdown, while still meeting local and state building codes for fire and life safety.
Featuring: Schlage® biometrics, aptiQ™ smart cards, Schlage® Everest 29 patented key system
Stairwell doors are a unique combination of access, and fire and life safety. In an emergency, stairwell doors allow people quick access
to the safest route of egress. But after hours or in buildings that have floors with higher security needs, stairwell doors can also serve as a critical point for access control.
Featuring: Schlage® locks, Steelcraft® doors and frames
Building entrances in schools and universities are typically high-traffic openings that must balance the need for access control and lockdown with accessibility and freedom of movement. At least one opening must comply with disability requirements. Every door must provide egress at all times. Certain opening and building conditions may require the use of automatic operators.
Featuring: Specification Writing Services, Training
Building entrances in schools and universities are typically high-traffic openings that must balance the need for access control and lockdown with accessibility and freedom of movement. At least one opening must comply with disability requirements. Every door must provide egress at all times.
Featuring: Specification Writing Services, Training
Double egress doors are among the most common openings in school buildings, linking academic areas to gyms and auditoriums, at the
entrances to large lecture halls, or simply acting as a barrier from one area of a building to another. They face daily abuse and constant use, so reliable operation is just as critical as the ability to lock down after hours or in an emergency.
Featuring: Von Duprin® concealed vertical cable exit device
Whether it’s an auditorium, cafeteria or assembly hall, double doors in these large public spaces must often accommodate big crowds
and stand up to hard use. And while assembly areas must be accessible on a regular basis, they must also be able to close and latch quickly
and reliably when the need arises.
Featuring: Von Duprin® QEL (Quiet Electric Latch Retraction) exit devices
Smart card and open architecture technologies change the way higher education manages security, credential management, access control and much more. Let us help you migrate to an open architecture solution that is more secure, convenient and flexible.
Education First’s language center in Tarrytown, New York, operates like a university, but lacks the routine schedule of a traditional school. Students arrive and depart on a weekly basis, which makes it difficult to recoup all of their keys. The campus switched from mechanical keys to electronic access control to overcome security concerns due to frequent key turnover.
Prior to 2009, the University of Mississippi had only mechanical locks throughout the campus, so students used a physical key to access their residence hall and room. This posed a security threat as there was no way to deactivate a lost or stolen key — both common problems with larger campuses. Looking to improve security and reduce the time associated with managing keys due to frequent turnover, the university decided to invest in an electronic access control and visitor registration system.
Tarrant County College's growth was outpacing its existing key system. The college knew it needed a new key system and additional electronic security solutions to handle its 10,000+ doors and provide the security needed to protect both people and property on campus.
With a major security upgrade designed around electronic locks, Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) expanded and centralized its access control system, achieved campus-wide lockdown capability and improved control over its key system.
The transition from magnetic stripe and proximity cards to smart credentials allowed the University of Baltimore to eliminate the need to manage multiple cards for campus use. Since its first implementation of aptiQ readers and smart credentials in late 2011, more than 95% of faculty, staff and students are using their University of Baltimore Bee Card for multiple functions including building access, library checkout, parking and more.
Texas A&M University-Commerce began transitioning to technology based operations in the early 2000s, the ultimate goal was to create a campus where one ID card facilitates almost every campus transaction including door access. This function would allow the university to be keyless as well as cashless.
Mercer University sought after a goal of a wireless security solution that could eventually upgrade to its vision of being a keyless/cashless environment. The university desired a system that integrated its one card platform including access control, purchasing meals, copying, checking out books, using vending machines and more.
Two sorority houses at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando have installed Schlage biometric hand readers to heighten security for 200 sorority sister residents and staff. Hand readers automatically take a three-dimensional reading of the size and shape of a person’s hand and verify an identity in less than one second. Because they operate outdoors, hand readers were selected over fingerprint readers.
As the traditional security system at UNCW expanded with campus growth, it became more difficult for key control to keep pace. Concerns that the existing key system was running out of key changes, coupled with the loss of several grand master keys, led to a program of re-keying all campus buildings with a system offering greater security.
Maintaining building security for the University of North Carolina’s historic Chapel Hill campus requires continuous planning. To provide a higher level of access control for the 350 buildings supported by its Facilities Services/Life Safety Services staff, UNC-CH recently began upgrading to a proprietary key system that eliminates the possibility of unauthorized key duplication, and is simultaneously installing new policies to ensure proper tracking of all keys.
By developing a comprehensive access control plan that addresses its evolving needs, Kutztown University
has been able to move successfully from improving key control through integrating electronic access control with its one card program.
At the new Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library, located on California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) campus, a variety of door hardware solutions provides security for the building’s contents and occupants as well as a high degree of flexibility for its users. While the library was designed to provide an open and effective environment that supports and enriches student life, it also needed to be secure without being inconvenient.
One example of the successful implementation of this kind of solution is the University of Texas at Arlington’s one-card system. It is the cumulation of 15 years of updates and added functionality, resulting in a system that addresses the needs of students, faculty, staff and university guests.
Campuses are turning to smart card IDs as a way to improve safety and security. Smart IDs provide increased security and convenience to all who use them. Learn about how to leverage these cards across campus, and the different options available.
Featured solutions: smart cards, aptiQmobile, Biometrics
Keys - do you control them or do they control you? The safety of your facility may depend on your answer. You may have superior quality locks in your facility, but locks alone cannot assure the safety of your property or the people who use it.
Featured solution: Key Systems
You may have concerns about the use of keys to school premises, and who has access to keys at any given time. Controlling keys to your facilities can be difficult and time-consuming. Restricted keyways may be the answer to maintaining control over keys to your facilities and access to locks.
Featured solution: Key Systems
College and university campuses have many challenges in practicing emergency management that are related to the distinctive structure and environment of higher education. To understand security control for the complex environment of a college or university, consider the four phases of emergency management: prevention-mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
Today, some university campuses are going high-tech to help fight crime, installing campus security systems that seamlessly integrate a variety of technologies using open architecture design standards. These systems provide advanced access control, alarm monitoring, digital video, photo ID badging and visitor management functionality, all from a single software platform.
With large crowds, alcohol, and plenty of healthy rivalries, campus security teams need their best playbook in hand on game day. Every event requires its own plan to keep guests safe, including contingencies to handle schedule changes, weather back-up plans, and medical or terrorism-related emergencies.
Security technologies are converging to allow more flexible and adaptable access control systems. Because these emerging technologies are scalable, you can adopt a strategy of migration, making incremental investments in stages. Adding new technology on top of old can help to protect a college’s investment for years to come.
Featured solution: Electronic Locks
Although there are no national guidelines for university-wide lockdown, an effective emergency lockdown plan includes prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. New technologies can ensure you have the tools to migrate your campus to a fully integrated electronic access control system that supports fast and secure lockdown.
Featured solution: Electronic Locks
Most measures to improve campus safety are subject to benefit-cost analyses. More than ever, campuses are also considering tangible benefits of improved security systems, since both students and surrounding communities are attracted to classes and events held in a safe and secure environment.
Despite budget restrictions, security should remain a top priority for campuses, regardless of size or environment. A layered approach can provide solutions for every access point on campus. From the mechanical key systems to fully integrated network solutions, this approach can provide the widest range of solutions for any budget.
Featured solutions: Electronic Locks, Key Systems, Readers, Credentials
A complicated security project, like implementing a security or access control system on a multi-building campus, requires professional expertise. The challenge, however, is determining which type of professional to consult. This white paper offers advice on the who's and how's to help you get the most from your advisors.
Lockdown procedures help to minimize the spread of violence and increase the safety of university students, employees and visitors. Although a campus-wide lockdown may not always be practical or even possible, individual buildings and sites can be secured when the proper procedures and technologies are deployed.
Safety and security in residential halls is a top priority for college campuses of any size today. Students move into dorm rooms and on-campus housing with personal property of considerable value, including computer systems and electronics. In addition, personal safety and protection have become critically important elements of campus security programs.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is designed to protect people with disabilities. This checklist will help you identify other accessibility problems and solutions in existing facilities in order to meet your obligations under Title III of the ADA.
Security directors need to choose access control systems that can operate current technologies, as well as those under development, without compromising or risking investments in present systems. With a modular, open architecture locking system, security administrators can customize door openings with options, including credential readers and networking, to create a perfect fit.
Featured solution: Electronic Locks
Schools and universities of all types are becoming more aware of the security risks posed by unauthorized access, and locks and keys alone are not enough to keep a school’s perimeter secure. But not every door has to be a controlled entrance, nor is it always necessary to have 100 percent, 24-hour positive control.
Featured solutions: Key Systems, Electronic Locks, Readers, Credentials
Not so long ago, colleges and universities relied on people to recognize individuals by their looks. Today, biometric technologies uses characteristics such as hand geometry and fingerprints to provide failsafe ways to grant access to thousands of authorized users while maintaining the highest level of security and control.
Featured solution: Biometrics
If wireless solutions for access control are not on your radar, it’s time to take notice of this growing trend. Such solutions offer the benefits of a wired system without the cost of a hardwired system. In older buildings, wireless may be the only viable option for new access control solutions.
Featured solution: Wireless Solutions
To deliver quality student services in a safe and secure environment, security administrators face a daunting task of managing tight budgets, increased demands for accountability, as well as student demographics that quickly change. By combining hardware and software products, security administrators have more flexible security solutions that they can tailor to their campuses and easily upgrade as their needs and industry technologies evolve.
Featured solutions: Electronic Locks, Credentials
Modular, open architecture systems allow locks to be configured to create a custom fit right at the lock, making it easy to implement electronic access control in older buildings. Components traditionally located around the door can be integrated into the lock itself to yield a smarter solution and more value for the investment.
Featured solution: Electronic Locks , Exit Devices
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is designed to protect people with disabilities. This act divides areas of possible discrimination into four categories: Employment, Public Service, Public Accommodations and Telecommunications.
Identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your existing campus security allows you to focus on specific actions needed to make your school safer and more secure. This online self-assessment will help you discover security gaps and will provide a list of action items for improving your school security.
Only a specialist can provide a comprehensive strategy for your school's security. Once you receive and study the results of your online assessment, contact your Allegion Education Specialist for more information on how we can help, 1.877.840.3621.
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