Allegion U.S., a provider of security products including Schlage readers and locks, and CBORD, a leading higher-education technology provider, now provide on-campus mobile credential solutions on Android phones, according to an announcement.
Students, faculty and staff on participating campuses can now use their Android phones to conveniently, safely and securely access buildings and make purchases through Google Pay.
Allegion and CBORD first launched contactless mobile IDs for campuses in August 2019, for Apple devices. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, University of Vermont and University of San Francisco were among the first schools to leverage the solution.
"COVID-19 accelerated the adoption of and demand for contactless solutions across the campus population. With many campuses looking to reopen for in-person classes this fall, having a contact-free solution became paramount to ensure a safe reopening," said Jeff Koziol, business development manager of campus software partners at Allegion.
"Campus security directors," he continued, "can now offer students and faculty assurance that they can come back to campus safely, with contactless access in place to reduce touchpoints and trace outbreaks, while adding convenience."
Once the CBORD credential is provisioned, users simply present their device to NFC-enabled readers to pay for food, vending or laundry, or access exterior and interior doors at campus buildings and residence halls.
Schlage readers and locks also support the Transact NFC Android and the Apple iOS NFC mobile credentials. CBORD and Transact's Mobile Credentials for Google Pay leverage NXP Semiconductor's secure MIFARE 2GO cloud service, which enables use of the credentials on all compatible Android NFC-enabled phones.
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