Higher education campuses are a rapidly-changing environment. Mobile is transforming every facet of campus life for this generation of students, including access control technology.

Convergint, along with partner HID Global, can implement HID Mobile Access®, which enables students and faculty to use their smartphone, tablet, or wearable to access doors, gates, networks, and more. 

USE CASES

HID Mobile Access provides students and faculty with one seamless digital identity that can be conveniently utilized across multiple scenarios, all through one handy mobile device. Some of these use cases include:

  • Physical Access Control: End-users are no longer required to carry a physical card to securely access building facilities – they can instead supplement or replace their card with their go-to mobile device. Thanks to highly intuitive “Tap” and “Twist and Go” gestures, building access is more convenient and efficient than ever before.

  • Payment Authentication: Students and faculty can also use their mobile device of choice to authenticate payment for dining areas, canteens, and cafeterias. This option reduces costs associated with issuing additional cards, as well as boosts convenience by providing a seamless experience for users.

  • Libraries and Rentals: Using the same digital credential, users can leverage their mobile identity in campus libraries to quickly and easily check out books, CDs, DVDs, and more. Other opportunities include equipment rentals, such as those provided by campus fitness centers.

  • Mobile Ticketing: Users can enter sporting events, concerts, lectures, and other campus events more quickly thanks to mobile ticketing capabilities offered by HID Mobile Access. Beyond the associated convenience factor, universities can save on resources required to print paper tickets or receipts.

Mobile devices are changing the way that students work and how educational institutions think about operations, networks, and security. The logical next step for many institutions is to replace legacy systems with future-proof and flexible physical access control solutions that support mobile access.

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