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Missouri University of Science & Technology

 Missouri University of Science & Technology - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Application Infrastructure & Middleware - Database Management & Storage
  • Automation & Control - Automation & Process Control Systems
Applicable Industries
  • Education
Use Cases
  • Perimeter Security & Access Control
  • Smart Campus
Services
  • Data Science Services
  • Software Design & Engineering Services
The Challenge

As Missouri S&T has grown, so has the demand for new facilities and updated buildings, which necessitated additional security solutions. The university was using a number of different platforms to control access to various buildings that made up the main campus of the university, as well as a physical lock-and-key system that posed a problem with oversight and management. With 35 buildings and numerous residence halls to manage, Missouri S&T sought to automate various systems through a centralized access control platform.

Missouri S&T staff wanted the ability to incorporate data into its human resources, student management, course enrollment, and event management system. For example, only students and relevant staff would have access to student dormitories after hours. S&T staff wanted a system that allowed access and excluded access based on access need and security.

The Customer

Missouri University of Science & Technology

About The Customer

Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) sits on 284 acres between Springfield and St. Louis in the city of Rolla, Missouri. Missouri S&T was founded in 1870 as one of the first technological institutions west of the Mississippi. More than 8,000 students attend the university, which offers degree programs in engineering, computer science, business and management systems, information science and technology, sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts.

The Solution

Missouri S&T tested three different platforms in a pilot program to determine which system would address the challenges identified and help streamline access control across the university. Staff determined that two of the three solutions were not a match for the university, and RS2 Technologies emerged as the top choice. In fact, the other systems required additional investment to integrate the data systems that the university identified as being a critical part of the solution.

Missouri S&T installed the RS2 Technologies Access It!® Universal.NET access management solution, which provides the university with the ability to integrate third-party devices, such as DVRs, NVRs, video surveillance technology, intercom, intrusion detection, and visitor management systems. The system allows Missouri S&T to grant access to multiple staff, which includes 88 users across campus. This widespread access helps the department save time and resources for high-level issues..

Operational Impact
  • [Data Management - Data Visibility]

    With centralized access control, they can grant and restrict access over time as we need to, utilizing integrated data systems that allow them to keep track of access across the university from a single platform.

  • [Efficiency Improvement - Asset Utilization]

    The RS2 team used an integration from Detrios called DAX that allows for interoperability between the access control software and the event management platform that saves users from manually inputting entries to control door open and close schedules.

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