Arkansas school district uses Paxton solution to secure activity center

Huntsville school district activity center - Paxton solution

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According to Paxton Access Ltd, the Huntsville School District in Arkansas has utilized the company’s Net2 solution to secure its new AT and Georgia Mae Smith Activity Center.

Located on a remote site that’s home to the Huntsville Eagles Sports Complex, the company highlights that this location will house the district’s football and track stadium, baseball facilities, activity center and more in the future.

School safety

Having used Paxton’s Net2 since 2015 on other school buildings elsewhere, the district understood what style and method of access control they wanted.

Their main goal was to secure the premises while channeling people in and out of various activity center areas.

Installing the Net2 access control solution, the company says that district has been able to make the management of the site straightforward with granular control over security, in particular access control.

Paxton says that the school district can manage who has access to certain doors at specific times. For instance, they can limit access to contractors who work from 7:30am – 5pm and prevent access on weekends or evenings. 

The addition of PaxLock – wireless, electronic battery-powered door handles – have also been beneficial, as the activity center contains specific areas where installing a traditional hardwired system is not convenient or feasible.


Paxton says that Net2 and PaxLock have allowed the Huntsville School District to customize access control to suit their specific needs – making the activity center a safe and secure place for their students and staff.

“I appreciate everything Paxton has offered us in terms of security and access control,” said Bailey Cotton, Director of Technology at Huntsville School District.

“We highly recommend Paxton and any time a school asks what we use for access control, we encourage them to explore Paxton because it’s been such a great solution and experience for us.”

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