Technology report: access control in higher education

HID Global and Genetec commissioned a report which provides findings and insights about access control in higher education

Safety is a major concern among parents and prospective students as they consider which college or university to attend, and access control systems are an essential element of a secure campus. Higher education institutions are seeking ways to embrace technology as a means of improving their operations and attracting students. These considerations are driving the discussion of access control in higher education and how it impacts every department and stakeholder.

Access control is a fundamental element of security in higher education, impacting every department and every stakeholder throughout an institution. However, costs are an obstacle, and many aging access control systems urgently need to be upgraded. Managing systems can also be a challenge, although there are new technology options that can make life easier for administrators as well as those who use the systems.

To bring attention to these changes, HID Global and Genetec commissioned a report based on jointly conducted research. The result of that effort, Technology Report: Access Control in Higher Education, provides findings and insights about access control in higher education.

Read the report to learn how to:

  • Navigate specific challenges for Higher Education, including the drivers and obstacles to improving user convenience, taking advantage of new technology, integrating systems and expanding or consolidating facilities
  • Recognise the opportunities to innovate, specifically in institutions where multi-use applications exist
  • Utilise mobile technology to address secure access control, as well as other needs specific to higher education campuses and their end users
  • Collaborate with the right stakeholders for buying decisions in a dynamic market

About the author:

An experienced journalist and long-time presence in the U.S. technology marketplace, Larry Anderson is the Editor of digital publications SecurityInformed.com and SourceSecurity.com. Mr. Anderson is the websites’ eyes and ears in the fast-changing security sector, attending industry and corporate events, interviewing leaders and contributing original editorial content to the two sites. From 1996 to 2008, Mr. Anderson was editor of Access Control & Security Systems magazine and its affiliated websites. He has written numerous articles for and about some of the largest companies in the security industry and has received numerous awards for editorial excellence. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Georgia State University with a minor in marketing.