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Valparaiso University to require student ID cards for residence hall access

By |April 18th, 2008|

Valparaiso University is ending daytime open access to its dormitories and plans on setting up a card-based access control system by this summer or the start of the next school year. The new system will require student ID cards to open all residence hall entrances.

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Mary Immaculate College secures campus with proximity card access control system

By |March 5th, 2008|

These days, the typical student ID card carries much more than a name and photo. For students enrolled at Ireland’s Mary Immaculate College, the cards now provide access to campus buildings, dormitories, and their dorm rooms. The college recently installed a proximity card access control system that involves wall readers, IP-based door locks, and other integrated security features, all operating across a single network. To gain access to campus buildings, students must now hold their student IDs up to special proximity card reader. The cards provide convenience, enhanced security, and completely eliminate the need to carry physical keys.

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British Airways installs electronic access control system from SALTO

By |January 9th, 2008|

British Airways has selected SALTO Systems to install a smart proximity access control system in its new, state-of-the-art passenger terminal at London’s Heathrow Airport. The system restricts access privileges to authorized personnel only, while also providing continuous audit trail information. It works with the staff ID cards for British Airways employees, giving the airline full control over their security requirements.

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Nexus Card gains wider acceptance at border crossings

By |December 3rd, 2007|

The Nexus Card — a proximity card used by frequent travelers to expedite the process of crossing the border between the U.S. and Canada — is gaining more and more acceptance at border crossings. The program, which has been operational for a number of years, recently expanded its reach to include the Woodstock, Emerson, and Sault Ste. Marie crossings.

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Futuristic Bangkok hotel to use proximity key cards

By |September 13th, 2007|

We’ve all had our clumsy moments with hotel key systems. Typically, you insert your key card in a reader, a green light comes on, and then you rapidly try to turn the handle to get in before it goes red. Adding to the difficulty is the fact that you’re most likely carrying luggage, or you’re racing back to the room in a wet and chilly panic, having just spent some time in the outdoor pool. Well, the times they are a changing. New card technology exists, and some hotels are taking their key card systems to the next level.

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Crossing the International Bridge gets easier with smart card program

By |July 23rd, 2007|

Originally built for only two lanes of traffic, waiting to get on the bridge can be a test of one’s patience. But a recent smart card program, designed with commuters in mind, will allow card holders to pay bridge tolls in automated lanes sure to speed up the process.
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Primary school installs innovative access control system

By |July 19th, 2007|

With growing concerns about unauthorized visitors on school grounds, South Carolina’s Spartanburg School District 4 is upping its level of security, beginning with a cutting-edge access control system at Woodruff Primary School. The system, which utilizes proximity card technology, is the first of its kind to be installed in a K-12 school in the state.

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