With several different sites to watch over security was a challenge for the Bolton Metropolitan Council. In addition to a large town hall which hosts most of the council’s business and boasts the town’s central registry office, a theater, and other public rooms, the Council also operates several over satellite buildings around the area. To keep better track of the more than 4,500 people coming through the doors the council installed an access control system using proximity cards that ensures building users are only permitted to enter pre-approved areas at designated times.
Smart card technology is at the heart of a new car sharing program for the University of South Florida. The school is joining other colleges across the country in providing communal transportation. The WeCar program provides rental cars for short trips at hourly rates.
Colorado State University is introducing a new student ID card, the RamCard, which can now be used as part of the university’s new keyless entry system for university buildings. Several of the university’s buildings […]
HID Global, a leader in secure identity products and access control solutions, has expanded its partnership with INSIDE Contactless, a French company that develops contactless chips for smart cards. HID and INSIDE Contactless will work […]
This fall, undergrads and faculty at Harvard University will receive new ID cards featuring HID iCLASS technology. These contactless smart cards will not only be used for identification purposes, but also to control access to residential facilities and other campus buildings. The cards are highly secure, and can easily be adapted to new applications as needed.
Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio has a new access control system in place that will use student ID cards with proximity card technology. The card-based system will help control access to campus buildings, including student dormitories after hours. To gain access to their dorms, students must waive their ID cards in front of special proximity card readers located outside entrances. The reader must recognize the student’s ID number, which is stored on the card, before allowing entry.