University Security

Top of the range security and protection for Universities

With numerous buildings, facilities, campuses and potentially large numbers of cardholders, universities present a complex security challenge.

Gallagher has 20 years’ experience in the tertiary education sector and an extensive understanding of the open, yet secure environment that higher education organisations seek to create. This includes the functionality and features that can extend a university’s access control system into a core facilities management tool. Gallagher’s security integration platform has the architecture, capacity and processing power to cope with the heavy-duty demands of a university environment.

A university’s cardholder database can be huge. To manage large student databases, linking the central cardholder database to enrolment details and academic records is crucial. It can be configured for real-time updating, minimising delays in activating a card. Each student card record can also be set up with access criteria based on the specific university course being undertaken.

Integration with resource booking systems, based on course timetables, allows changes to be reflected in the access and security system with schedules amended as required. These real-time updates provide:

  • A SINGLE POINT OF ENTRY FOR RESOURCE BOOKING AND ACCESS SCHEDULES
  • INCREASED PROTECTION FOR HIGH-VALUE ASSETS VIA INCREASED SECURITY FOR ROOMS/LECTURE THEATRES DURING UNATTENDED TIMES
  • ENERGY SAVINGS THROUGH THE CONTROL OF LIGHTING AND AIR CONDITIONING BY MATCHING OPERATION WITH TIMETABLES
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We offer integration for University security systems

Protect people, assets & property

  • Use of surveillance footage for incident control and verification (DVR interfaces)
  • Intruder alarms management
  • Integrated panic buttons throughout campus (e.g. car parks)
  • ID verification (Challenge). Also remotely in exam room to check that the person sitting the exam is an enrolled student who should be sitting the exam
  • Management of personnel competencies and perishable skills. Notifications to prevent access denial based on pending competency expiries
  • Hazardous environment induction training and access management for research labs
  • Visitor and contractor access management

Streamlines student enrolment & life on campus

  • One-card access management across campus or campuses, including student accommodation, lecture theatres, tutorial rooms, labs and gyms
  • Streamlining student enrolment through database integration
  • Stored value on cards – photocopying, printing, bus passes, meal allowances, gym membership etc
  • Library book management via ‘access’ card

Optimise space use through resource scheduling

  • Resource scheduling (rooms, A/V equipment) to create savings and efficiencies and prevent theft
  • Asset management – theft prevention
  • Controlling air-con, lighting etc to ensure energy efficiencies and minimise operating costs
  • Proof of course attendance (in addition to enrolment) to justify funding
  • Report generation to meet regulations and identify space use patterns to justify funding. Reporting ensures compliance with regulations and is also reduces the administration load on lecturers who would have to manually track student attendance. Reports also provide evidence of access events when an incident takes place.
  • Car park management.

Emergency & incident management

  • Evacuation accountability
  • Isolation and lock out / lock down of hazardous areas such as research facilities (during an emergency)
  • Trigger video for visual audit trail of events
  • SMS notifications to security personnel

Operation cost reduction

  • Integrate wireless doors for student accommodation access management
  • Contractor invoice reconciliation: time on site report generation
  • Lower system lifetime cost: single management platform and system for A/C, I/A, imaging, perimeter security management
  • Reduced operator training: one system
  • Network-friendly systems: minimal bandwidth usage
  • One card site-wide access management across single or multiple sites – multi-server
  • One system for the lifetime of your site: a scalable and flexible system which grows with the institution. Implement as much or as little functionality as you want. Software maintenance keeps your system current with the latest developments