Helping create a safer learning environment for students, faculty and staff at Cervantes High School in Mexico
- By Harm Radstaak
- November 01, 2017
HID GLOBAL, A WORLDWIDE LEADER IN TRUSTED IDENTITY
SOLUTIONS, TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT ITS MOBILE
ACCESS AND ADVANCED SMART CARD OFFERING WERE
SELECTED BY CERVANTES HIGH SCHOOL IN GUADALAJARA,
MEXICO TO HELP CREATE A SAFER LEARNING
ENVIRONMENT. THE SOLUTION PROTECTS THE CERVANTES
EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY FROM THREATS
POSED BY UNAUTHORIZED VISITORS WHILE TURNING
THE HIGH SCHOOL INTO A TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE
WHERE STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF CARRY CAMPUS
IDS ON THEIR MOBILE PHONES TO SECURELY
ACCESS MULTIPLE ENTRANCE POINTS ON CAMPUS.
“Being able to present campus IDs using their mobile phones has
been particularly attractive to students because of its convenience and
novelty,” said Marist Brother Alejandro González González, principal
at Cervantes High School, Guadalajara. “The system has not created
any bottlenecks at school entrances, and the administrative process has
proven to be very simple.”
Taking advantage of a major modernization program, Cervantes
High School implemented the HID Mobile Access solution at school
entrance turnstiles to better protect what had previously been an open
campus with uncontrolled access, and provide a convenient way to
carry campus IDs on mobile phones. The school has issued approximately
1,500 Mobile IDs, along with the same number of Seos cards to
offer users the freedom of using either their phones or smart cards to
quickly and easily gain access to any campus entrance point. Both
options feature strong cryptographic security to minimize any possibilities
of ID cloning or fraud.
“We wanted to offer Cervantes High School the latest technology
and more choices to users by ensuring they had the freedom to use
both Mobile IDs and traditional physical ID cards,” said Jorge Navarro,
commercial director with system integrator Amcorp Security Group
México, the HID Global partner in charge of the installation.
HID Global is very pleased that their innovative technology has
made the Cervantes community feel safer, and proud to be at the forefront
of exciting new campus innovations,. This is an outstanding
example of how HID’s trusted identity solutions are creating convenient
ways to help transform school campuses into model institutions
where students can learn more freely.
The HID Global deployment has proven to be highly effective and
easy to use, prompting Cervantes High School to
explore deploying HID Mobile Access and Seos
smart cards for secure access to classrooms in
This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue of Campus Security & Life Safety.
Harm Radstaak is the managing director of identity and access management,EMEA with HID Global.