Rockhurst University is a 100-year-old comprehensive university, located in central Kansas City, Mo. The security of more than 3,000 Rockhurst students, faculty and staff is the responsibility of the university’s 24 Security Department personnel, who utilize RS2’s Access It!® Universal access control software in a system that has gradually been expanded over the past few years. The system now includes the university’s dormitories, classroom buildings and administrative areas. 24-hour closed circuit TV gives security personnel a campus-wide view of most activity.
When the university decided to replace an older access control system, two of the key requirements were that the new system be able to utilize the existing hardware and interface with the university’s Banner Student System database. RS2’s commitment to non-proprietary, open architecture systems made both objectives easy to meet. RS2 Technologies, headquartered in Munster, Indiana, is a technology-driven developer of access management hardware and software. The company’s hardware line includes a wide range of system control processors, input/output modules, multiplexers, card readers and proximity and smart cards.
Rockhurst could be considered a mid-sized installation and fits within the wide spectrum of small to very large campuses that have chosen RS2 Technologies as their access control solution, including the University of Pittsburgh, Purdue University, Loyola, the University of Texas – Brownsville, Anderson University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Valparaiso University, and many others.