Wi-Fi locks provide seamless upgrade

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Wireless access control was installed at a US university based on the existing IT system and infrastructure.

Customer

Northwestern University is a private research university based in Evanston, US, with around 21,000 students and 3,400 staff.

Challenge

Northwestern University wanted an online access control system that could be implemented without hardwiring existing infrastructure or installing a separate proprietary wireless network.

Solution

Doorway security throughout the premises is provided with Wi-Fi locks from ASSA ABLOY Group brand Sargent. The locks form the base of the access control system along with Sargent exit devices, mortise locks and a mix of access control components, hardware and a key system from HID Global, ASSA ABLOY Architectural Door Accessories and Group brand Medeco.

The IN120 Wi-Fi locks use the university’s existing IT infrastructure to deliver advanced access control to more locations.“We are a longstanding Sargent customer and believe in the quality and integrity of the ASSA ABLOY family of products,” says Anthony Hicks, head locksmith for the university’s Evanston and Chicago campuses. “Thanks to our wireless access control system, we have a higher level of security on campus.”