Northeastern goes with CBORD

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

BOSTON— Northeastern University, based here, is rolling out online door access control on 8,000 doors in its 36 residence halls and other facilities. The online security system replaces labor-intensive offline and key-based locks, and is designed to better protect students and improve efficiency.

CBORD, a provider of campus card and integrated security solutions to colleges and universities, is providing the solution along with longtime associate Allegion, a global provider of security products and solutions.
 
Northeastern switched to CBORD’s CS Access for online access control, which is fully integrated with the CS Gold campus card system already used on campus. Together with Allegion’s Schlage AD-400 wireless locks and aptiQ smart cards, the integrated, online solution controls and updates locks remotely; opens doors with a card, app, or text message; eliminates metal master keys by temporarily elevating Husky Card privileges with a text message (with prior approval); enacts quick emergency lockdowns on one or thousands of doors; and audits door histories and alarm states