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A new series of smart campus products now support contactless student IDs in Apple Wallet. Allegion, which specializes in seamless access technologies, announced that the Schlage AD electronic locks, NDE networked wireless locks, LE networked wireless locks and MT multi-technology readers now support contactless student IDs. 

The move will enable a mobile credential to higher education campuses with an easy-to-implement solution for the enablement of contactless student IDs for iPhone and Apple Watch. 

Students and faculty will be able to carry their student ID on their iPhone or Apple Watch, and access buildings like residence halls or the library, as well as make payments on and around campus for coffee, laundry and other purchases. Universities can remotely issue credentials over-the-air, and those credentials are protected by two-factor authentication and can be remotely deactivated by the student or university.

Among the systems is the Schlage contactless smart credentials which provides smart and secure access control solutions, based on high-security encryption to ensure the protection of sensitive information. 

MIFARE DESFire EV1 technology, supported by Allegion in this program, is the widely accepted open global standard and one of the top solutions in contactless credentials. By leveraging Allegion and CBORD’s solution with DESFire, higher education campuses are now able to take advantage of an open architecture and work with various manufacturers without being locked into a siloed proprietary solution.

The University of Tennessee, University of Vermont and University of San Francisco are among the first schools to leverage the solution, according to the announcement.

Last June In Israel, the Ministry of Defense and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) inaugurated the first building of the IDF Technology Campus in Be’er-Sheva. The smart campus will include advanced, eco-friendly energy and technology infrastructure.