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ID Cards: Card Readers and Access Control Systems

Departments and facilities on campus use card reading systems on doors, turnstiles, and elevators to control access to buildings and rooms. Campus Card systems are centrally-maintained by IT Services. IT Services also coordinates installation and maintenance of new systems and card readers.

Card readers include the familiar "swipe" type as well as proximity readers. Access can be restricted by day of the week and time of day, and can be set up to provide access on an individual basis, or by department or class list. Scheduling can be centrally programmed by IT Services, or through subscriber workstations.

All newly-issued ID cards contain a special sensor that can be picked up by a proximity reader at a distance of up to 12 inches, providing faster access and meeting the needs of disabled students, faculty, and staff. And, since physical contact between the cards and the reader is eliminated, cards have a longer life span and readers require less maintenance.

Access can be restricted by day of the week and time of day, and can be set up to provide access on an individual basis, or by department or class list.

Getting started

Training by Appointment  provides customized 1-on-1 training sessions on the access control system. If you don't need training immediately, contact Jay Kohn and ask to join the next new activation session with another group. New activation sessions occur as needed.

To learn more about building access services or to order access readers, submit a HelpSU request.

For IT Professionals

Last modified July 9, 2013