category: Smart Communities
Access Control: University of Cape Town
In recent years there has been a lot of development in the access control industry which led the University of Cape Town to approach FS-systems for a system upgrade. Together with their IT department, we agreed upon integrating access control with other aspects of the campus environment, for example: student housing, staff housing, SAPS and Accounting Systems. We also linked all other venues on campus. Access control became a central database that captured information such as residential and personal details and course codes which allowed them easy access into both residences and faculty buildings without any manual intervention.
CCTV has also evolved, so instead of having large volumes of security officers patrolling the campus, they can now use video analytics which gives early warning and an alarm report in case of an incident.
Cape Town, South Africa