Pennsylvania College of Health Science
When Scott Lokey, facilities director for Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences created his wish list for the new campus buildings, number one the list was to eliminate the more than 3,000 different keys he had to manage for all of the openings he monitored in the six different locations included on the campus.
To further complicate matters, the electronic access control would have to have a photo ID credential that would allow a student the possibility of three completely different accesses:
1) Security access to specific areas
2) Point of Sale access (meal plan purchases)
3) Health record access to patients during clinical assignments at Lancaster General Hospital
All requirements for this job were met due to American Direct’s relationship with sister company, AccessNsite. AccessNsite provides both the electronics and the intelligence that determines who can gain access into buildings and when.
With the new system, access is simply added (or removed) to the credential holder as needed, getting rid of the hassle of rekeying every time a resident moves in or out. Another plus is the security history created in the software when someone accesses an opening, making this an integral component to the campus security plan.