Florida Atlantic University Secures New Building With Software House C•CURE 9000

C•CURE 9000 was selected to enable school security personnel to integrate access control with video surveillance and for the ability to partition access to specific areas of the facility.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Florida Atlantic University (FAU) needed to secure a new building that is part of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, a facility which houses research, administration and a medical clinic.

The College of Medicine, which has with 373 students, required a robust access control system that enabled the integration of video surveillance and the ability to partition access to specific areas of the facility.

FAU selected Software House‘s C•CURE 9000 to manage student access to classrooms and laboratories, which can range from 24-hour access to the building to limited facility access during examination time. The solution also allows the university to restrict access to medical record rooms, the pharmacy and other sensitive areas.

The access control system is also part of the Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt Biomedical building, with C•CURE 9000 providing coverage for all exterior entrances, research labs and elevators leading to animal research floors and the anatomy labs.

According to Patrick Garmon, director of security technology for FAU, it was important to implement a system that enabled the university to manage student access to buildings by floor and room, not just to restrict overall building access.

“Florida Atlantic University has harnessed the vast capabilities that C•CURE 9000 has to offer when it comes to security and access control management,” says Jason Ouellette, global product general manager, Access Control, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls. “Whether managing access to laboratories, the pharmacy or medical records, C•CURE 9000 provides flexibility to easily manage and adjust the system based on current needs.”

The university plans to eventually use the C•CURE Go mobile application, which will enable security personnel and its on-staff technician to change access status or remotely monitor the system using an iOS or Android mobile device.

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