Education locks & security

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Providing students and staff with a safe and convenient environment for learning and living is the primary security concern for schools and universities. ASSA ABLOY helps these institutions by integrating door opening solutions – from wireless, online or offline access control systems to contactless payment solutions.

From locking and access control systems restricting access to areas such as computer labs and libraries to smart cards and other contactless credentials that can be used for payment, access and secure printing, ASSA ABLOY solutions make life on campus easy and secure.

Perimeter and grounds security

The first line of safety for a school or education facility is the physical barrier that controls, and limits, access to school grounds. This can include fencing, gates and security cameras. Ideally, entrances should allow all visitor access to be monitored and controlled. However, safety requirements may call for many emergency exits to the building to allow rapid evacuation.

Main entrances

The main entrance may include a physical access component through an automated door opening such as an automatic sliding, revolving or swinging door. Electronic access control systems can be added to tailor security levels to suit different times. They can also be integrated with surveillance cameras and security systems controlled from a central point, logging the details of visitors who have entered.

Administrative areas

Essential to maintaining everyday operations, administrative environments such as offices and storage facilities require specialized products such as master key systems to prevent unauthorized keys and logical access solutions to allow access to networks or information. From high-security deadlocks on secure storerooms to padlocks for lockers, all products need to be strong and robust.

Classroooms and auditoriums

Most rooms will not normally be locked, although the option to do this if necessary may be required. Certain rooms, such as laboratories, computer rooms and secure storerooms may need a much higher level of security, provided by logical access or identification solutions to allow access to workstations and networks, to physical access solutions for both open and controlled rooms.

Dormitory and campus

Many students also live on campus in residence halls. To ensure a safe and convenient environment, physical access to dorm rooms, contactless solutions to enable payment for food service and printing, identification solutions to allow access to libraries, labs or laundry facilities, are just some examples of the solutions university or school campuses may require.

Cashless transactions

Student IDs, such as campus cards based on secure contactless smart card technology, can be streamlined to perform multiple functions on one secure card. These can include cashless transactions for food service, vending machines and laundry, debit card transactions in partnership with financial institutions, identification to give access to libraries and labs.

Emergency exits

An emergency exit or panic exit device must allow fast and efficient evacuation during emergency circumstances, and but still remain an important part of the building’s primary security by restricting access or ensuring entry at all other times. Intelligent panic exits and devices, for example, protect people and property during emergencies and at all other times.