Arkansas School District Secures Activity Center With Paxton Access Control

As an integral part of the Huntsville (Arkansas) School District’s future sports complex, the new activity center serves as the hub for student activities across the district. Located on a remote site that’s home to the Huntsville Eagles Sports Complex, it is the future location that will house the district’s football and track stadium, baseball facilities, activity center, and other buildings that will be used to host activities and high school graduations.

Requirement

Safety was the top priority when considering an access control solution. Having used Paxton’s Net2 since 2015 on other school buildings elsewhere, the district had a pretty good idea of 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.

Solution

The district installed Paxton’s Net2 access control solution, which is a user-friendly and flexible networked access control system. It is designed to make the management of any site straightforward and that’s exactly what the district found when they installed and configured the system.

Net2 allowed the district granular control over its security, especially when it came to access control.

They can manage who has access to certain doors at specific times. For instance, they can limit access to contractors who work from 7:30 am - 5:00 pm to where they have no access on weekends or evenings.

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

Result

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.

Bailey Cotton, Director of Technology at Huntsville School District, said: “I appreciate everything Paxton has offered us in terms of security and access control. 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. The flexibility of integrating other features and systems with Paxton is a no-brainer.”

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