Kaba installs access control system at University of York

Physics lecture hall, University of York
Physics lecture hall, University of York

York is one of the best universities in the UK, one of the top 100 universities in the world and needs to grow in order to maintain its position. It also needs to make sure that it offers the best facilities to staff and students for research and teaching.

In order to achieve this, the University of York is upgrading buildings on the existing campus while developing a brand new site to increase and improve the facilities currently on offer.

The first element completed on Heslington East is Goodricke College which has moved across from its previous location on Heslington West.  The 600 bed college opened in September 2009 and was greeted as a comprehensive success by staff, students and parents.

The university previously managed the access rights for their staff, students and contractors manually whilst also recording their details within various Oracle © databases but were looking for an Integrated IT solution that would unify details of all users automatically and provide a more efficient and reliable way of securing their premises.

The solution consists of 121 Kaba exos® 9300 access control doors, controlled on-line and in real time, 654 Kaba CardLink offline door locks and over 1000 Kaba GeGe Pextra mechanical cylinders.

These individual systems have been seamlessly integrated using our innovative Cardlink™ concept, so that both on-line and stand alone components are now configured centrally. The university can now manage both networked doors and access points with standalone door locks and readers from a single control system.

The on-line doors are managed via Kaba exos 9300, which is the latest product in an established line of access control systems developed by Kaba with proven integration into leading ERP and HR business systems including Oracle©.

This enables the university to have cost effective and flexible access control on any door, barrier, lift or access point coupled with a reliable and accurate time recording solution for staff, students and contractors.

The system is scalable to cover all the University’s future development needs and work is already underway on the next phase of the Heslington East development.

As part of one unified Kaba exos system, control of 8 doors at the Physics and Electronics building has been added onto the existing campus.  A further 77 on-line exos doors, 340 C-Levers and 1500 pExtra cylinders are being installed at various new department buildings throughout Heslington East including Theatre, Film and TV (TFTV), Law and Management (L&M), Computer Science Building (CSB) and the Communal Area (HUB).

The University of York bears testament to the success of a complete Kaba solution.  Kaba technology has ensured all on-line and stand alone locking systems can be integrated which not only provides diversity in levels of security but also future proofs the University of York’s investment.

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