Higher Education

Allegion, CBORD Integrate to Eliminate Higher Education Security Breaches

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The integration is one of the first to bring the solution at this scale

Technology has the potential to revolutionize the traditional teaching and learning process and the power to provide security to students and colleges. Higher education campuses face a unique challenge when it comes to security – they are larger, open by design, and tend to have more buildings than other learning institutions, making security a demanding task for facility personnel. Eliminating the barrier, Allegion, a leading provider of security products and solutions, and CBORD, a leading provider of campus card technology solutions formed a new integration to strengthen perimeter security across colleges and universities in the U.S.

To improve the security Allegion’s Von Duprin® Remote Undogging (RU) and Remote Monitoring (RM) options will now enhance the impact of CBORD’s card software system for greater control of secondary doors over perimeter access.

“It is not feasible for universities to leave perimeter doors locked during operating hours because students, faculty, and visitors constantly need to move across campus buildings with ease. Remote undogging and monitoring can enhance security to avoid putting the college community at risk in emergency situations,” said Yong Lacy, category leader of openings at Allegion.

Integration focusing security

The integration ensures perimeter security by providing electronic override of mechanical dogging so lockdown can occur from the CBORD interface. Remote monitoring capabilities are also available to help bring peace of mind. The integration is one of the first to bring the solution to higher education campuses for access control at this scale.

This is one of the most critical security hurdles universities face. Due to the required circulation between buildings, colleges need to be able to lock down immediately if there is a security issue on campus.

It’s often observed that the secondary doors in higher education campuses are not connected to a campus’ electronic access control system, inviting potential security breaches, especially during emergency lockdowns. The crucial designed Von Duprin RU and RM options, coupled with CBORD’s software will extend the benefits of electronic access control to these openings.

The next-gen security at the college door

The technology aims higher education customers to provide a wide range of affordable solutions to meet their perimeter electronic access control needs, seamlessly integrating with leading security systems like Schlage’s electronic locks, readers and credentials. Security options are as following:

  • The Von Duprin RU option is a retrofit kit for exit devices that enables remote undogging for centralized lockdown and door status monitoring with integrated requests to exit (RX), latch bolt (LX) and door position switch (DPS) signaling capabilities.
  • The RU option connects wirelessly via BLE to the ENGAGE Gateway, providing real-time, bi-directional communication to the Open Options DNA Fusion software via IP network connection directly to the Gateway.
  • The RU option is a modular battery-powered kit that can be added on to existing Von Duprin 98/99 and 33A/35A series devices.
  • The RM option is the sensor-only configuration for exit-only or fire-rated doors that require monitoring. It provides visibility to door status with the same RX, LX and DPS signals as the RU option, without the centralized lockdown component.


The Educational landscape is changing dynamically. The new generation of students thus faces the daunting task to choose an institution that would guide them towards a lucrative career.

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