Thinking about your child living in a new environment can feel worrying.
Only 56% of Canada’s campuses didn’t experience a major crime arrest on campus. Incidents are happening on campuses, and you need to know what to look for in a safe campus for your child.
There are specific security systems in place that could help put your mind at ease. Due to evolving technology, educational institutions have found ways to enhance security on campus, including keyless entry to all buildings.
If you want to know more about this system, keep on reading.
Students and Faculty Members Have Their Own Key Card
Students might lose keys, meaning they need to scramble with building managers and security administrators to access their forms. This creates a huge mess that may cause frayed protection down the line.
However, schools and universities can now issue students and faculty members with their key cards or fob. This physical credential uses radio-frequency identification to activate the tag. In this case, students tap the tagged lock on their door with the card to gain access.
Some of these key cards can allow access to other buildings on campus, like meeting rooms or the main reception. They are designed to help administrators manage the overall security system without dealing with countless ‘traditional’ keys that are easily lost or misplaced.
Students can also go to the administration office when getting a replacement card. Due to their physical credential, technical staff can source a new key fob without asking for many personal details. This makes keyless entry much easier for students and staff to manage in the long term.
Administrators Track Who Accessed Certain Rooms
Cards with keyless entry improve security awareness and response. This allows the administrators to track certain events and understand who entered specific buildings or rooms.
Administrators are the first people to know when someone has tried using their entry card to access a room that isn’t theirs. More keyless security means students can feel safe navigating campus, as there’s no way to pick door locks. This means they can sleep easily knowing their valuable belongings like laptops, expensive books, and personal items are safe and sound.
For even more reassurance, there are apartment complex security cameras that help admin manage who comes in and out of campus. Comprehensive alarm and security systems ensure only students, staff, and signed-in guests are present in the school or university.
If a security incident does occur, administrators and security staff will be able to resolve the incident quickly by seeing who has entered each facility on campus.
Lost or Stolen Cards Get Removed From the System
Administrators can easily remove lost or stolen cards from a system, making card issuing safe for new or existing members. Administrators will quickly cancel access if your child loses the access key. This stops people from picking it up and gaining access to restricted areas.
Global radio-frequency identification is estimated to reach $14.69 billion in 2026. This figure shows how much schools and universities trust the high-end security system. Sensor tags make it easy for administrators to use real-life management systems when accessing the lost/found key’s history.
One thing to note is that administrators can swiftly replace these keys. Your child won’t be left without access to buildings if they lose their card—the quick security systems scan information from the previous sensor tag to enable your child 24/7 access again.
It’s believed that mobile phones could be the new key to entering buildings. Since these handy gadgets are at the center of everything, using them to open a school door locking system doesn’t seem so strange. Now, some modern institutions allow mobile enablements for users to manage their security.
Other benefits of mobile security systems include:
- Remote management options:
- Easy door access
- Real-time updates on security
- Convenient for people who lose things
Of course, if your child’s campus doesn’t offer this mobile-key technology, there’s nothing to worry about. The key cards are still perfectly safe for students who like that extra protection.
If the key card gets stolen, administrators will cut immediate access off. No one other than your child can enter buildings on campus. If administrators didn’t put this system in place, people could steal traditional keys and use them to enter rooms no matter what.
However, since the access keys are connected to the administrator’s security, they will cancel the connection altogether, giving you more peace of mind!
Keyless And Hygienic Entry
With certain kinds of keyless entry systems, students and faculty members can enter the building without touching a button or keypad, which could promote the spread of germs. Since the pandemic began, it has become essential for institutions to consider health and safety as a top priority.
With a keyless entry system, users can download access credentials to their mobile device, enabling entry via Bluetooth communication. When a user needs to enter the building, all they need to do is wave their hand across the access reader. The reader is equipped with motion sensors that will detect this motion.
Once the reader has detected a hand wave, it will begin communicating with the users device remotely to unlock the door. The reader uses three modes of communication to ensure entry on the first attempt, eliminating the potential for failure using WiFi, BlueTooth, and Cellular communication.
By creating a more hygienic way for students and faculty members to enter the building, the campus can reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading on site. This technology also increases the convenience of entry, allowing the traffic to flow smoothly into the building. Users won’t be rummaging in their pockets to withdraw a mobile device or key card.
Sending your child off to start their educational adventures can be daunting. But there’s no need to worry, as high-security systems are put in place to ensure your child’s safety. Keyless entry is the best way to enforce safety measures when people travel in and out of the campus.