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Centralized Access Control Solution for Missouri University of Science & Technology

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 Centralized Access Control Solution for Missouri University of Science & Technology - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy - Intrusion Detection
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) - Application Development Platforms
Applicable Industries
  • Buildings
  • National Security & Defense
Applicable Functions
  • Facility Management
  • Human Resources
Use Cases
  • Perimeter Security & Access Control
  • Smart Campus
Services
  • System Integration
  • Training
The Challenge
Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) faced a significant challenge in managing security across its sprawling campus. As the university expanded, the demand for new facilities and updated buildings necessitated additional security solutions. The university was using multiple platforms to control access to various buildings, along with a physical lock-and-key system, which posed a problem with oversight and management. With 35 buildings and numerous residence halls to manage, Missouri S&T sought to automate various systems through a centralized access control platform. The university staff wanted the ability to incorporate data into its human resources, student management, course enrollment, and event management system. They needed a system that allowed access and excluded access based on access need and security.
The Customer

Missouri University of Science & Technology

About The Customer
Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) is a renowned institution located on 284 acres between Springfield and St. Louis in the city of Rolla, Missouri. Founded in 1870, it is one of the first technological institutions west of the Mississippi. The university has over 8,000 students and offers degree programs in engineering, computer science, business and management systems, information science and technology, sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts. As the university has grown, so has the demand for new facilities and updated buildings, which necessitated additional security solutions.
The Solution
Missouri S&T tested three different platforms in a pilot program to determine which system would address the challenges identified and help streamline access control across the university. RS2 Technologies emerged as the top choice, as the other systems required an additional investment to integrate the data systems that the university identified as being a critical part of the solution. Missouri S&T installed the RS2 Technologies Access It!® Universal.NET access management solution, which provides the university with the ability to integrate third-party devices, such as DVRs, NVRs, video surveillance technology, intercom, intrusion detection, and visitor management systems. The system allows Missouri S&T to grant access to multiple staff, which includes 88 users across campus. This widespread access helps the department save time and resources for high-level issues.
Operational Impact
  • The implementation of the RS2 Technologies Access It!® Universal.NET access management solution has significantly improved the security management at Missouri S&T. With centralized access control, the university can grant and restrict access over time as needed, utilizing integrated data systems that allow them to keep track of access across the university from a single platform. The solution is intertwined with student housing software, the university’s laboratory safety training database, and the campus police department dispatch center. The system is also integrated with the student database, which includes photos of all cardholders and additional information for university police in the event of an incident. The RS2 system is also tied to the centralized camera monitoring system to provide the police department with real-time situational awareness. The partnership with RS2 has been a positive experience for the facilities department, providing them with peace of mind.
Quantitative Benefit
  • Centralized access control across 35 academic buildings and major residence halls.
  • Integration of third-party devices, such as DVRs, NVRs, video surveillance technology, intercom, intrusion detection, and visitor management systems.
  • Granting access to multiple staff, which includes 88 users across campus.

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