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PICI Proposal - IT Enhance Projects

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PICI Proposal - IT Enhance Projects

  1. 1. Integrated PDI/ID Access System Feasibility Study Group <ul><ul><li>Presented by: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kat Caudle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John Collins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natasha Edwards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tiffany Reed </li></ul></ul>International House
  2. 2. International House <ul><li>Mission Statement : </li></ul><ul><li>To increase security and ease of the University of Delaware’s campus building access through the use of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Specific Objectives To Be Achieved : </li></ul><ul><li>To increase campus security through the use of specific building access </li></ul><ul><li>To decrease the potential for lost/stolen cards </li></ul><ul><li>To measure the feasibility of applying this campus-wide </li></ul>
  3. 3. International House <ul><li>Former fraternity house </li></ul><ul><li>Acquired by UD in late 2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blighted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Den of iniquity </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. International House Plan approved by Office of Residence Life and Center for International Studies to renovate house for use by International Students studying at the University of Delaware
  5. 5. International House President Harker has stated that he wishes to take the University to the next level. One would expect a flush of capital improvement projects over the next decade The University of Delaware must ensure it is not behind the curve on emerging technology. We understand a campus-wide implementation of such a project would be a significant investment for the University. A preliminary study would be necessary to calibrate the program for precise execution.
  6. 6. International House Trends Office Buildings Hotels
  7. 7. International House New Age, New Time, New President <ul><li>What does this mean? </li></ul><ul><li>Time for innovative ideas!!! </li></ul><ul><li>“ By nature I am a very entrepreneurial person. I want to make a difference, to have an impact, wherever I am”- Dr. Patrick Harker </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Messenger Volume 15, Number 1 April 2007 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. International House What Entrepreneurial Projects Can We Develop & Implement for UD? <ul><li>How About An Integrated ID/PDI Access Card System? </li></ul><ul><li>2 Separate Cards Merging Together As 1 Card Used To Perform Multiple Tasks </li></ul>Resident Life Associate Director, Jim Tweedy thinks this is a great idea!!!
  9. 9. International House Functions/Purposes of ID & PDI <ul><li>Campus ID Card </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College Banking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Athletic Buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Athletic Games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meal Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flex Option </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PDI Access Card </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows Access to Dormitories </li></ul></ul>A PDI is a Prox or Proximity Card that is often used for security access into buildings. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proximity_card
  10. 10. International House <ul><li>Current Campus ID & PDI System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilities Department Is Responsible For Installing, Maintaining, Controlling & Recording Access Cards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Services Is Responsible For Issuing & Activation/Deactivation of Campus IDs </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. International House Current Access Protocol for On-Campus Students <ul><li>Students check-in: issued University ID Card, access card for building, traditional key for individual room </li></ul><ul><li>Cumbersome </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Residence life staff </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Carbon paper records </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time-consuming record keeping; key management </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Expensive to replace </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>University facilities </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. International House Access (PDI) and ID Card Integration (PICI)‏ A PICI card would alleviate many of the headaches faced by both students and the University.
  13. 13. International House Benefits of PICI <ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated card would provide a one-stop, user-friendly vehicle for accessing University Services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increase Campus Security </li></ul><ul><li>Cost Effective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer managed system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy record keeping for Residence Life staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No need for facilities to “re-core” locks; expensive key replacement for students </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. International House Rationale for Using the International House as our Test Case <ul><li>Currently undergoing renovation making hardware installation less expensive </li></ul><ul><li>The house is a small, contained residence for an experimental trial </li></ul><ul><li>International Students are the perfect audience for this trial </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Living in entirely new environment; providing better comfort </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demographic make-up lends to more tech integrated cultures </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. International House Potential Problems/Opposing Arguments <ul><li>♦ What happens to card at the end of the school year if students choose to live in a different dorm building next year? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will the University of Delaware have to pay for more to develop additional cards each year? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No: UD deactivates card at the end of the year if student moves to another dorm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>♦ What happens if card is lost? Doesn’t the University lose money? Doesn’t person lose ID and building access? Bill Fitzpatrick concerns (oversees one-card operations at UD)‏ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student has the card deactivated and pays a fee of $10-$15 to obtain a new card; so UD doesn’t really lose money </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. International House <ul><li>In today's world of access control, the process of selecting an access control system is more challenging than ever due to the increase in the number or security vendors </li></ul><ul><li>In order to select the right system for the University several steps have to take place </li></ul>Selecting the right system
  17. 17. International House <ul><li>Who decides? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facility Department will involve those that will operate the system on a daily basis. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exactly what do we need? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Before a vendor is consulted, facility needs must be distinctly defined </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Look at building from standpoint of security </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Understand the needs of the building/campus so that added security does not adversely affect students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Take a look forward : will the system be able to cope with anticipated expansion five years from now? </li></ul></ul></ul>Selecting the right system... A Management Plan
  18. 18. International House <ul><li>Ease of use and cost </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit other campuses that have installed the access control products being considered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current technology may require an initial investment, but the long-term savings from a good system will result in an effective and safer campus access system </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Choosing a vendor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reputable and reliable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Familiar & with adept at using the latest technologies </li></ul></ul>Selecting the right system...A Management Plan
  19. 19. Cost Estimates Of Software <ul><li>http://www.alphacard.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>No additional cost for actual cards </li></ul><ul><li>Actual software is rather inexpensive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UD’s blackboard software for ID cards ranges in price from $7-$20 depending on store </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cost for hardware to support software (ie: readers) is expensive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Readers at UD range from $2800-$5,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depending on the total number of buildings, software support hardware can be costly </li></ul></ul>International House Identification Software for Access Control
  20. 20. International House <ul><li>Extensive pre-planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot the ID/Access control system in only one location, the International house </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>provides an opportunity to see how it works on the ground, iron out the kinks and get it ready to roll out to the entire university </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervisory management will be adequately trained to operate the system </li></ul></ul>Selecting the right system…A Management Plan
  21. 21. International House Conclusions <ul><li>Feasibility Study </li></ul><ul><li>School Safety </li></ul><ul><li>By involving the right decision makers, defining needs, evaluating the systems, vendors and manufacturers, and performing the installation in a sensible manner, the right decision can be made </li></ul><ul><li>Propel UD into the future, with your help! </li></ul>
  22. 22. International House PICI says... “ Always bring your PICI Card!”

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