Keeping students and staff safe is a top priority in any educational environment. This job was made harder by the separate platforms UBC was using for access control and alarms. Shortcomings of their legacy system, were also top of mind as John Molnar, Access Services Manager at UBC, and his team set out to find a solution that would minimize risks and provide a clear picture of what is happening on campus.
“We needed to migrate towards a technology that wasn’t simply the latest revision of an antiquated platform,” says Molnar. This made the provider decision “critically important.”
After investigating multiple options, Molnar and his team chose ICT. Using Protege GX as the heart of a large-scale enterprise solution enabled integration of alarms, student management and other campus systems, and Armor IP alarm reporting. This would provide Molnar and his team with a real-time, 360-degree view of the campus, and enable them to respond quickly to any issues that might arise.