HID Global improves school attendance and safety in Ohio

HID Global improves school attendance and safety in Ohio

HID Global, an international supplier in secure identity solutions, announced that the company's secure ID card issuance solutions, combined with solutions from Plasco ID, an integrator and provider of card-based ID systems, has enabled Dayton Public Schools (DPS) in Dayton, Ohio to increase classroom attendance, while enhancing campus security and safety by including new visual security elements on multipurpose ID cards.

With over 30 buildings and special centers housing approximately 15,000 students, Ohio-based DPS needed to standardize and simplify ID card creation while expediting the previously manual process of checking in tardy students. Their new solution implemented by PlascoID, includes the company's automated student management system, PlascoTrac and HID Global's FARGO DTC4500 card printer/encoder plus its non-technology ID cards and AsureID Enterprise card personalization software, which is used to create customized student ID cards with high-quality photos and other visual security elements. This integrated system has achieved DPS' goals while also enhancing the security of students and visitors.

“Now that we have sped up the time it takes to create IDs and process tardy individuals, our students are in class more and therefore have a greater chance for achievement and success,” said Richard Melson, Director of The Office of Information Technology at DPS.

“Schools want integrated solutions, and a single point of contact that can bring it all together,” said Alan Mendelson, President of Plasco ID. “DPS now has the ID badge visual security benefits, fast badge issuance at each school, and a district-wide solution for more accurate student attendance records and analyzing student behavior.”

“We are very pleased with DPS' success with this card issuance solution,” said Craig Sandness, vice president of product marketing, Secure Issuance with HID Global. “We worked closely with DPS and its integrator, Plasco ID, to identify and attempt to solve the school's current and future security requirements as its needs evolve. This is another great example of how the breadth and depth of HID Global's secure issuance portfolio is helping our educational customers realize tangible benefits.”

Both K-12 schools and higher education colleges and universities must combat growing security threats with shrinking budgets. This has created demand for multi-functional smart cards that provide schools with more versatile and efficient secure ID solutions. Thousands of educational institutions around the world have adopted HID Global's secure issuance solutions to create, use and manage campus ID cards that can be utilized for physical access to buildings, logical access to networks, library checkout and other services, as well as cashless and debit card transactions on and off campus.

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