All-In-One Card Solution For Campuses
In the past, university and high school students were given identification cards with their picture, but not much else on the card. They were simply flashed as a means of ID, and no more. With technology’s leaps and bounds, ID cards are quickly becoming keys to every facet of campus life. All-In-One campus card solutions allow students to use the ID as a debit and access card. As new benefits arise with their use, campus cards are seen as revenue generators as they streamline many daily processes.
As one of the more important uses of a campus card system, building access allows specific students to enter their dormitories or school laboratories. Areas that are off-limits, such as teacher’s offices, cannot be accessed with their ID alone. Permissions may be built into the ID, if a student is authorized. For example, a student takes on an internship in a professor’s lab. The professor grants permission to the student for a specific time period on the ID card. After the time elapses, the student cannot gain access again unless they are approved. Building access permissions keep everyone safe and assets free from theft.
With the swipe of campus cards, you can activate a laundry, vending or printer machine that typically required spare change for use. Campuses quickly make profits on machines that would otherwise be ignored. Looking for quarters to use a machine often hinders people from using them in the first place. Using a campus card system for basic amenities charges the small fees to the student’s account, allowing them to pay it as part of a quarterly tuition payment.
Campus card solutions makes meal-plan transactions easier. Some students have two or three meals a day, requiring different payment plans. Scanning campus cards keeps the meal-plan organized and fair. Purchase your textbooks at the bookstore or access your financial aid money for personal expenses with your card. You do not need to bother with checks and cash that can become lost or stolen. Even work-study payroll can be connected to your card for instant deposits into your student account.
Faculty members have several uses for campus ID cards. Along with building access, their payroll can be attached to the card, similar to a work-study deposit. Logging onto the school’s system is faster with a faculty card as well. Instead of purchasing a school-related item and filling out an expense report, faculty members simply use their cards to purchase items and the information is instantly populated into the school’s expense system.
Work with off-campus businesses to increase shared revenue in the community. From sports stores to restaurants, students use their cards instead of cash or credit cards for transactions. Both the school and businesses flourish because of easy access and fast transactions.
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Many students and faculty members are unaware of the ID card’s power. ACS East wants everyone to know how they can make your campus more streamlined with All-In-One cards. Contact ACS East today to discover your options as technology continues to expand.