It is an unfortunate reality but the need to protect students, staff and assets has never been greater, and as a result the traditional lock and key no longer fulfils the security needs of most campuses. Particularly as access and security also form part of ongoing OFSTED reviews.
Access control enables you to control who has access to your buildings, and individual areas within the buildings if required.
Locks and keys also allow you to secure your building, but when keys are lost or stolen, the inconvenience and expense of changing locks and re-issuing keys can be considerable. Keys may also be copied, creating even more security risks.
All students/staff members are given an ID card that contain access rights to define the places they have access to, imagine if you could simply click a button to block an ID card that provides access to your school/college/university. With an electronic access control solution, it really is that easy.
Electronic access control solutions can be used to book out shared facilities like IT suites, so that cards are only programmed to work at certain times in certain areas, also great for recording lateness and attendance as this is all tracked through the ID and stored on the administrative system.