Access Control Challenge

In 2007, Mary MacKillop College was about to begin new construction. The college already had 60 classrooms in a large open area, each with two individual access points. Controlling access was already difficult. Different locks meant two separate keys for each classroom. OH&S rules meant both keys were required in case of an emergency.

Keen to improve security, MMC investigated several keying systems “The systems were often more economical, but did not provide the flexibility our site required.”

Access Control Solution

MMC was immediately convinced EKA was the way to go.

“Over the years we have had problems with the misplacement of keys by contractors, staff and teachers. EKA totally resolved this issue, because if a key is misplaced it would now be simply disabled online.”

MMC primarily chose EKA because of its easy installation, and the flexibility to centrally control access to each individual area. “This keying system allows us to adjust access for teachers to the classroom remotely, utilising their own individual key. Overall we are extremely happy with the ease of installation, the end result, as well as the exceptional service we have received from EKA.”