Baylor University Launches Mobile Credentials for Enhanced Campus Experience

Mobile credentials install exemplifies the institution’s dedication to enhancing the campus experience for students, faculty and staff.

Baylor University Launches Mobile Credentials for Enhanced Campus Experience

Photo courtesy of Allegion

WACO, Texas — Baylor University has launched NFC wallet-based mobile credentials on its campus in collaboration with CBORD.

This move “positions Baylor as a trailblazer among Big 12 universities and exemplifies the institution’s dedication to enhancing the campus experience for students, faculty and staff,” according to the Allegion announcement.

“This alliance with Baylor University signifies our commitment to technological advancement,” says Dan Park, president and CEO at CBORD, in the announcement. “By embracing secure, contactless credentialing, we enhance the student experience and underscore the importance of staying at the forefront of campus technology.

“Baylor’s approach aligns seamlessly with our vision at CBORD, where we strive to empower institutions with cutting-edge solutions for a more innovative future,” he says.

Mobile credential technology allows students, faculty and staff to navigate campus securely and with ease using their smartphone or watch to make purchases, access their meal plan, attend events, check in to class and more.

This technology is especially noteworthy for its seamless integration with Schlage AD-400 locks, enabling students to utilize their smartphones for secure and convenient room access, eliminating the need for traditional physical keys.

More About the Baylor University Installation

Jeff Koziol, business development manager, mobile credentials, at Allegion, expressed his commendation for Baylor’s meticulous planning and preparation during the launch.

“Kudos to Baylor for being among the first Big 12 universities to move to NFC wallet-based credentials,” he says. “CBORD and Baylor were very methodical in the planning and preparation process to address all use cases of the mobile credentials to ensure the best-in-class student experience.

“Use cases included student room doors fitted with our AD-400 locks. Now students can use their phones to gain entry with just a tap,” says Koziol.

The implementation of mobile credentials at Baylor University “not only enhances the overall student experience but also improves operational efficiencies and drives revenue for administrators,” the announcement says.

“The implementation of the Baylor digital ID builds on our long-standing relationship with the Baylor Department of Public Safety, CBORD and our partnership with Allegion,” says Jon Allen, associate vice president, chief information officer and chief information security officer at Baylor University.

“The combination of usability, convenience and security with this solution will enhance the Baylor campus experience for students, faculty and staff,” he says.

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