Secure Campus Parking Lots with Better Contactless Technology

Award-winning SPECTRE nano streamlines vehicle and driver security

Secure Campus Parking Lots with Better Contactless Technology

Campus security systems are vital to meeting today’s more urgent threats and keeping students and teachers safe. However, parking lots can require expensive human resources as well as slow and frustrating ticketing systems. Security solutions with access cards can offer better experiences to both drivers and security personnel. Even more advanced solutions such as SPECTRE nano from STid, a leading developer of contactless security solutions, can speed things up further with vehicle IDs that can be read at a distance and while in motion.

Durable Multi-technology

SPECTRE nano is the most compact UHF and Bluetooth® reader on the market for vehicle and driver identification. Nano uses contactless technologies to expedite entry and exit from campuses, parking garages, and fleet lots. It can recognize either the driver, the vehicle, or both by using UHF windshield tags, a badge, or even the driver’s Bluetooth smartphone with integration of the STid Mobile ID® ecosystem. These capabilities allow schools to differentiate access control for vehicles and drivers with multiple profiles (e.g., students, visitors, employees). Nano readers can recognize vehicles with UHF tags from up to 20 feet away, while the smartphone virtual cards can be read at over 65 feet. In addition, SPECTRE nano is housed in a durable, anti-vandal shell that’s resistant to shock, heavy precipitation, vibration, dust, or even sea water. Maintenance is minimal, and no batteries are required.

High Security

SPECTRE nano offers the highest levels of security, using encryption methods recommended by independent security organizations such as ANSSI and FIPS. In addition, OSDP™ and SSCP® protocols provide secure end-to-end, bi-directional communication. Key storage is certified EAL5+. Encrypted and signed credentials prevent cloning, and security managers have the capability to quickly erase keys.

Easy & Intuitive

Despite its robust features, SPECTRE nano is easy to install, easy to use, and can interface with most existing access controllers. The reader can be configured in seconds via USB cable, UHF/virtual card, or protocol. Its VESA 75 x 75 standard compatible mounting system allows for optimal wall or pole installation regardless of the site configuration. Hands-free identification modes enhance the user experience with high intensity, 7-color LED and buzzer notifications to confirm to the user that the tag has been read. The shell can also be customized with school branding for a professional look.


Upgrading efficiency for vehicle security and management on your campus doesn’t have to be a headache. Solutions like the nano offer a more fluid and seamless access control process that is intuitive for its users without compromising on security requirements. Campuses can concentrate on the business of education rather than worrying about safety and wasting time and money on clunky technologies.

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