Partnership Looks To Simplify Campus Security
Heartland Campus Solutions, a manufacturer of products and solutions related to campus I.D. cards, and security solutions provider Ingersoll Rand, maker of Schlage brand credentials and card readers, have announced a partnership aimed at consolidating student access security on college campuses. The partnership will work to advance the technology of the widely used line of campus security and payment solutions known as "OneCard."
The OneCard system allows students to use one secure identification card for all purposes related to access and authorized services on a campus, rather than requiring separate cards for such frequently used functions as access to housing and academic facilities, course registration, library checkout, and general identification for administrative services. Additionally, the system can be used for campus-wide payment processing, functioning as a prepaid credit card for everyday uses such as dining, laundry, bookstore purchases, copy center use, and recreation, and for major expenditures such as housing and tuition payments.
The Heartland/Schlage partnership will pursue the development of more and better contactless applications for the OneCard system. "By combining the openness and security of our contactless Smart credentials with a myriad of campus applications," explained a spokesperson for Schlage, "we can provide customers with more contactless applications and add value to the proprietary systems currently in the marketplace."
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