Located in Long Island, New York, the Hofstra campus features 115 buildings on 240 acres, 1180 faculty members and over 7000 full-time undergraduate students. Prior to installing Boon Edam turnstiles, student Resident Safety Representatives (RSR’s) monitored thousands of students entering the residential halls as they swiped ID cards to enter through sliding doors.
The university decided to install full height turnstiles at entrances to residential halls and complexes to work with their existing access control system. “To date, seven turnstiles have been installed to cover seven residential towers”, Bob McDonald, Associate Director of Public Safety, explained. “Our employees appreciate the greater control and our parents feel much more comfortable.”
The turnstile ensures students enter the building one at a time, according to the company. All 11 residence hall entrances will use Boon Edam’s transparent Turnlock 200EL full height turnstile.
Hofstra also uses a card swipe access control system to manage and monitor who’s coming in and out of its buildings. Guests must sign in with the RSR at the front desk before being allowed to enter, while handicap students enter using their HofstraCard ID at a supervised automatic emergency exit door.