Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)
Easy Access Control Solution
Better security and the need for fewer keys were two of the many benefits RJUSD experienced when implementing their Cyberlock System.
Due to regularly lost keys and vandalism of property, Roseville Joint Unified School District’s (RJUSD) Brian Gruchow (director of operations) needed to implement a district-wide access control solution. With an ever-growing number of keys getting lost or stolen each year, it was financially prohibitive to rekey the entire district. A complete rekey had not occurred in over 30 years, causing a lack of security throughout the district.
After a year of in-depth research about various security products, the RJUSD discovered the solution that best fit their needs. Inexpensive, ease of installation and minimal maintenance requirements made CyberLock’s access control system the best fit. CyberLock required no hardwiring and the cylinders were easily retrofitted in the district’s existing hardware. The ease of installation was an immediate benefit in both cost of equipment and labor.
RJUSD has benefitted immensely from the CyberLock system. The CyberLock system allows keyholders to carry one key to access various locks, which has significantly decreased the overall number of keys they use. Additionally, they will never need to rekey the entire district again. CyberLock allows the district to schedule access permissions to specific locks and prohibit access to other locks through the CyberAudit software.
The software also allows lost or stolen keys to be labeled as such, therefore prohibiting their access permissions. District management also has the ability to pull an audit trail that shows which key attempted to access specific locks and the time the attempt occurred. RJUSD also found that the CyberLock system did not impede daily operations and it was easy to use.
Gruchow states, “Better security for our kids is the number one priority”. With over 10,000 students across several campuses, district security has increased significantly due to CyberLock.
This article originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of School Planning & Management.