An Arkansas school district will utilize a new access control solution to enhance security at their future sports complex.

As part of the Huntsville School District’s future sports complex, the new activity center will serve as the hub for student activities across the district. Located on a remote site that’s home to the Huntsville Eagles Sports Complex, it is the future location that will house the district’s football and track stadium, baseball facilities, activity center and other buildings that will be used to host activities and high school graduations.

With security as a top priority, the school district's main goal was to secure the premises while channeling people in and out of various activity center areas. The activity center access control solution would need to will host eight staff members, 200 students and 36 doors. 

The district installed Paxton’s Net2 access control solution, which is a flexible networked access control system designed to make the management of any site straightforward. The district has used Paxton’s Net2 since 2015 on other school buildings.

The solution allowed the district granular control over its security, allowing them to manage who has access to certain doors at specific times. For instance, they can limit access to contractors who work from 7:30 am - 5 pm to where they have no access on weekends or evenings. The activity center contains specific areas where installing a traditional hardwired system is not convenient or feasible so the district utilized PaxLock, wireless, electronic battery-powered door handles.