Securing School Residence Halls Must Be Managed Around the Clock

Balancing secure access, student needs and campus mobility requires very smart solutions. Review the latest security hardware solutions for higher education.

Balancing College Security and Student Mobility

Residence halls are often expected to have the highest level of access control. But the students who live there are equally concerned about convenience, creating a need to minimize the credentials that are carried every day, which can be easily lost or stolen.

Access must be managed around the clock, and balanced with the need for fire and life safety. In addition, many residence halls are older buildings that make it impossible to run new wiring to support hard-wired electronic systems.

Residence hall room door operational requirements:

  • Door is normally secured
  • Access is possible by valid credential or keypad
  • Free egress is available at all times

Standard Features

Building and safety codes may vary, but most residential dorm room doors include these standard features:

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  1. Ives hinges
  2. Schlage electronic lock
  3. LCN door closer
  4. Ives kickplate
  5. Ives floor stop
  6. Panel interface module

Innovative Solutions

A safe and secure residential room door includes these smart, effective and innovative solutions exclusively from Allegion

Schlage® AD-Series wireless electronic locks

The innovative modular design of the AD-Series allows you to upgrade reader or networking options without taking the lock off the door.

Colleges can start with an AD-200 standalone lock and migrate to an AD-400 wireless networked solution over time as budget permits. AD-Series networked locks enable real-time centralized lockdown.

The AD-Series, designed on an open architecture platform, can be fully integrated with many leading access software providers aptiQ™ smart cards.

Smart cards employ advanced security features that make them an ideal credential for residential areas on campus. These cards can also store data and integrate with other systems in place at a school or university for services like cashless vending.

Credentials like smart cards prevent unauthorized access because they can’t be duplicated without authorization.

Featured Solution

Schlage Electronics Networked Wireless Classroom/Storeroom

AD-Series standalone locks are a cost-effective way to upgrade from traditional mechanical locking devices. They allow you to easily add and delete users, track usage and manage data – all without installing a facility-wide network. This gives you more control and allows you to manage your system more efficiently than with a traditional mechanical system. And, because these locks are part of the AD-Series, you’re free to upgrade to a networked solution at any time. Simply replace the network module – not the entire lock – and you’ll be up and running in no time.

Count on Craftmaster Hardware to Secure Your Solution

Whether you’re a college or university, Allegion solutions from Craftmaster have the solution to fit higher education environments. We provide complete opening solutions that make your environments safe, secure and productive.

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