Baylor University has announced the launch of near-field communication (NFC) wallet-based mobile credentials on its campus in collaboration with CBORD.
The company says this move positions Baylor as a trailblazer among “Big 12” universities and exemplifies the Texas-based institution’s dedication to enhancing the campus experience for students, faculty and staff.
Dan Park, President and CEO at CBORD, said: “This alliance with Baylor University signifies our commitment to technological advancement.
“By embracing secure, contactless credentialing, we enhance the student experience and underscore the importance of staying at the forefront of campus technology.
“Baylor’s approach aligns seamlessly with our vision at CBORD, where we strive to empower institutions with cutting-edge solutions for a more innovative future.”
The mobile credential technology allows students, faculty and staff to navigate the campus securely and with ease using their smartphone or watch to make purchases, access their meal plan, attend events, check in to class and more.
This technology is known for its integration with Allegion’s Schlage AD-400 locks, enabling students to utilize their smartphones for secure room access, eliminating the need for traditional physical keys.
“Kudos to Baylor for being among the first Big 12 universities to move to NFC wallet-based credentials,” said Jeff Koziol, Business Development Manager, Mobile Credentials at Allegion.
“CBORD and Baylor were very methodical in the planning and preparation process to address all use cases of the mobile credentials to ensure the best-in-class student experience.
“Use cases included student room doors fitted with our AD-400 locks. Now students can use their phones to gain entry with just a tap.”
The implementation of mobile credentials not only enhances the overall student experience but also improves operational efficiencies and drives revenue for administrators, the company reports.
“The implementation of the Baylor digital ID builds on our long-standing relationship with the Baylor Department of Public Safety, CBORD and our partnership with Allegion,” said Jon Allen, Associate Vice President, CIO and CISO for Baylor University.
“The combination of usability, convenience and security with this solution will enhance the Baylor campus experience for students, faculty and staff.”
In addition to secure physical access, the NFC wallet-based mobile credentials support a range of functionalities, providing students with a versatile tool for campus services.