CAMPROSA, the Campus Protection Society of Southern Africa, aims to assist and mentor educational institutions regarding safety and security solutions. With over 24 higher educational institutions as registered members, the association creates networking opportunities between different institutions and technology providers by creating a platform where challenges and best practices can be discussed.
“With over 100 attendees converging in one area it gave us the ideal opportunity to discuss pertinent issues surrounding campus security,” noted John Powell, MD of Powell Tronics. With a number of solutions implemented across educational institutions, Powell Tronics’ offering is threefold, reaching university access, exam fraud and visitor management.
At the conference, Powell Tronics showcased the new MorphoWave Compact, which uses frictionless 3D technology. The Compact is designed for areas with high traffic throughputs, like university entrances, identifying each student without having to stop and place a finger over the sensor. Universities are under increasing pressure to improve security on campuses due to the mounting pressure from a number of different stakeholders. When implementing a solution the campus management needs to consider a solution that offers high security without inconveniencing students and staff.
PT-Rollcall is a solution to prevent exam fraud, a mobile solution which identifies students for exam purposes. This mobile solution merges biometric access control with student PT-Rollcall data for prompt and accurate verification of students attending an academic event like an exam – from classroom and workshop attendance, exam venue allocation, sport event management, and field trip transportation provisioning. PT-Rollcall offers educational institutions the ability to effectively record student presence using biometric technology as a means to deter fraudulent attendance. Benefits to the university would be live summary of attendance, comprehensive reports and an overview dashboard.
Campuses can enhance visitor management with PT-Guest, which scans and decrypts South African driver’s licences and then seamlessly integrates the data with the Impro IXP400 ImproNet and Portal range of access control system. PT-Guest is available in multiple formats for visitor entry, including one-time pin, proximity card issue and biometric enrolment, all conducted at the main gate entry points via portable devices.
Together with scanning in the visitor’s full name and ID number, the scanner also stores a photograph of the visitor on the database, so visual verification is provided. It can also scan all the available information encoded into the vehicle’s licence disk. The full enterprise PT-Guest solution also has the ability to pre-register guests through either the customer’s intranet or via SMS.
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