The CBORD Group, a provider of campus card and integrated security solutions to colleges and universities, announced that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC Chapel Hill) is using the campus card solution from CBORD and intelligent video solution from Nice Systems to better manage financial, access, and other security operations across campus.
UNC uses the card solution for applications including meal plans, stored value and credit transactions, entitlements, access control, snack and beverage vending, laundry purchases, copy/print purchases, and more. The technology also helps UNC tailor its access control to meet the needs of different facilities, UNC Chapel Hill has installed Handkey II biometric readers to allow student athletes entry into certain athletic facilities without the need to carry a card.
Looking to improve campus security while maximizing its existing investments, the university also selected a NVR solution from Nice Systems, a CBORD partner. The university's NVR solution integrates with the card solution to notify UNC security operators of when and where a security breach took place, and automatically display live video from the incident scene. The university, which is expanding its use of video surveillance to new areas on campus, is also migrating to network cameras. The NVR gives UNC easy expandability along with a migration path to IP by allowing the university to manage network and analog cameras through a single, unified interface.
"The UNC One Card Office is vital to providing our students, faculty, and staff with a one-of-a-kind campus experience, and CBORD solutions, combined with Nice, help us do that," said Jim Clinton, Director of the One Card Office at UNC Chapel Hill. "We provide a safe and secure means of performing financial transactions across campus. We provide access to academic and administrative buildings and manage parking access for the entire university. We manage camera surveillance, gym memberships, and a host of other activities. Finally, we provide actionable data to a wide variety of stakeholders through the reports we write from the card database. We touch many areas of our campus through the technology CBORD offers us."
"We are very pleased to partner with CBORD to provide UNC with an upgraded solution to address the university's security needs," said Chris Wooten, President at Nice Security Americas. "The integrated Nice/CBORD solution provides enhanced capabilities for handling security incidents, at the same time offering UNC easy migration to IP video, while preserving existing infrastructure investments."