The CBORD Group, a provider of campus card and integrated security solutions to colleges and universities, announced that the University of Virginia is improving campus safety and preparedness for the future by implementing electronic locking system from CBORD partner Ingersoll Rand. Integrated with CBORD campus card system, readers are installed in the university's residence halls to control access using two credentials: card swipe and PIN entry.
The wireless online reader was selected for its sturdy nature, compliance with standards and real-time remote management capabilities. The modular nature makes it easy to change credentials as needed without removing the lock from the door. Furthermore, the “wake-up on radio” feature enables quick and efficient remote lockdowns, improving security during an emergency.
“Upgrading enables us to better serve our customers while enhancing our data security, and the electronic locks are valuable additions to our implementation,” said Gary Conley, Facilities and Systems Engineer, University of Virginia. “Our system is more secure than before and we are poised to take advantage of new products and features.”
“From classrooms to sports complexes, labs, residence halls, common areas, and beyond, the electronic locks from Schlage security platform was designed with the understanding that no two campuses, or their security applications, are the same,” said Beverly Vigue, VP of Education Markets, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies. “While protecting people in its facilities is a university's most important security priority, CBORD's solutions for campus ID systems in conjunction with the electronic locks also protect its access control investment. The modular design of the new security platform makes it easy to add more locks or upgrade credentials, networking options or software without replacing the locks. In the future, such upgrades can be as easy as changing a module from a mag to a smart card.”