The ScholarChip One Card is providing Teachers with "more instruction time in the classroom." - Legacy HS Admin.
Watch the report from KFYRTV News. The One Card is being issued at Legacy High School in Bismarck, ND. It is "helping with the efficiency of our Teachers, they get to teach without taking attendance, providing more time for classroom instruction." The ScholarChip One Card is considered the "most cost effective and easy thing to do to take attendance for large auditorium classrooms."
BISMARCK, N.D. - We live in a tap and go world now, and Legacy High School is adding a new technology that makes life quicker and easier for students and teachers.
Legacy is the first school in North Dakota to have a faster automated service that helps take attendance in the classroom. ScholarChip is the new smart ID card-based system that allows administrators to take attendance at a faster rate in large lecture courses.
"It helps us quite a bit in large group because students are able to just scan in on their way in the door. That means that we have way more time for instruction in the classroom," said Dawn Krupinsky, English teacher.
Students at Legacy are excited to be the first school in the state to have this new system.
"It's been pretty cool, it's been a bumpy ride at the beginning, especially for us seniors who've been here for four years. But now that we're finally here, I just wish I could have been here for longer," said senior Naomi Gross. "It's pretty cool because you can just go in and scan in. You don't have to write your name anywhere, you just have to do a simple thing," said Freshman Roy Alicia.
Ryan Riehl, the assistant principal at Legacy says ScholarChip is the most cost-effective, easy thing to do to take attendance for large auditorium classes. "It's helping with not only the tracking of kids, but the efficiency of our teachers and our teachers now get to teach instead of take attendance," said Riehl.
Students say they are happy the school is giving them responsibility by allowing them to have this new technology. So far, Legacy High School has 18 Scholar Chip card readers. If it keeps going well, they plan on adding the readers in every classroom.
Concerns about security are deepening on campuses nationwide.
While institutions of higher learning strive to remain true to academia’s long standing mission of promoting personal growth and expression of students in an open learning environment, they are increasingly challenged to make their campuses more secure – financially, operationally and physically.
Learn more about nationwide campus safety statistics as well as how some campuses are responding.
* Sources: U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE) • College Stats • The National Sexual Violence Resource Center • Armed Campuses • Tenable Network Security • College Parents of America
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - April 11, 2017) - ScholarChip®, the largest provider of smart ID cards for K-12 schools, announces that Fairfax, Va. County Public Schools, one of the largest districts in the country, has installed 125 ScholarChip's Visitor Management systems in its elementary, middle and high schools. Installation of 200+ buildings will be completed by June, 2018.
With a population of more than 186,000 students in pre-K through grade 12, the district tracks thousands of visitors a day. With the ScholarChip Visitor Management program, when a visitor, vendor, or volunteer comes to a school, their drivers' license is scanned, an integrated national database for sex offenders is searched, and if the person is approved, they are issued a nametag for entry to the school.
The ScholarChip system efficiently collects and catalogs information electronically on visitors who want access to Fairfax County Public Schools; administrators are able to use real-time reports for auditing purposes and in evidence-based decision making.
Creating a safe environment for learning is paramount for any school district, and one of the most vital aspects of safety is knowing who is in a school at any given time. By implementing this program, Fairfax County Public Schools verify identity and gather information on its daily visitors: vendors, volunteers, and those who are picking students up, which keeps its students safer and its schools more secure.
ScholarChip is the largest provider of smart ID cards used for attendance, payment processing, visitor management, secure door access, and behavior management services in K-12. It was first to market in centralizing and integrating School Safety and Operations System with a true one card solution, which operates seamlessly with popular Student Information Systems and NFC mobile devices. ScholarChip's Higher Education services include Tuition Payment Plans, Loan Servicing, Student Retention Services, and a compliant Payment Gateway.
ARMET Group is the exclusive reseller for ScholarChip - Tools for Smarter Schools, brought to individual schools and K-12 districts throughout the U.S. Regional Channel Partners. Bridgeway Solutions is the representative for the Southeast, including Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia.
Secure campus. Safer students.
06 December, 2016
By: Andrew Hudson - CR80 News
ScholarChip, provider of smart ID cards for K-12 schools, has added new portal technologies that connect users to its unified school safety and operations system. The new addition includes an integrated, single sign-on option for school districts using Student Information Systems like PowerSchool, or Microsoft Active Directory.
The new single sign-on feature offers stricter security and saves time by providing quicker access to ScholarChip’s K-12 services include identity management, attendance tracking, visitor management, behavior management, cafeteria POS, physical access, mobile apps and notification services.
“This single sign-on is a major step forward in providing automated, easy-to-adopt operational tools to the K-12 community,” says Maged Atiya, CEO/CTO, ScholarChip. “It brings ScholarChip’s vision of integrated and comprehensive school safety and accountability closer to universal integration with Student Information Systems, which will make school operations more efficient.”
ScholarChip’s single sign-on lowers overall support costs and provides immediate access to safety and accountability software for all school community members. Advantages to administrators, teachers and staff include:
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - November 21, 2016) - ScholarChip®, the largest provider of smart ID cards for K-12 schools, announced new portal technologies that connect users to its unified school safety and operations system. This includes an integrated single sign-on option for districts using Student Information Systems (SIS) such as PowerSchool®, or Microsoft® Active Directory®, which serve the majority of American schools.
The new single sign-on offers stricter security and saves time with quicker access to ScholarChip's K-12 services that include identity management, attendance tracking, visitor management, behavior management, cafeteria POS, physical access, mobile apps, and notification services.
"This single sign-on is a major step forward in providing automated, easy-to-adopt operational tools to the K-12 community," said Maged Atiya, PhD, ScholarChip CEO/CTO. "It brings ScholarChip's vision of integrated and comprehensive school safety and accountability closer to universal integration with Student Information Systems, which will make school operations more efficient."
ScholarChip's single sign-on lowers overall support costs and provides immediate access to safety and accountability software for all school community members; it offers many advantages to administrators, teachers and staff, including:
This single sign-on connects with ScholarChip's legacy Management Site, which will be available alongside the new "Management Lite" site and many interconnected applications dashboards for even faster access to ScholarChip services. Enhancements will be added to both systems over time.
ScholarChip is the largest provider of smart ID cards used for attendance, payment processing, visitor management, secure door access, and behavior management services in K12. It was first to market in centralizing and integrating School Safety and Operations System with a true one card solution, which operates seamlessly with popular Student Information Systems and NFC mobile devices.
ARMET Group is the proud partner of ScholarChip providing sales, support, service and training for ScholarChip products nationwide. Click here for a representative in your area.
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Your prox system may be providing a window of opportunity for hackers to access other cyber systems.
Prox cards - 125kHz proximity cards are in wide use and can make access extremely convenient but they are not as secure as you might think. Increasingly, When a 125kHz proximity card is powered up by getting in “proximity” of a reader, it immediately begins to transmit a fixed binary code number. As a result, it’s also possible to use a device that will trick the card into "powering on" from a distance, allowing the bad guy to read and record its internal data. The stolen information can then be used to gain access using your physical access control system (PACS). It an even provide a gateway to your Intranet or computer systems.
UPGRADE TO SMART CARD TECHNOLOGY
Smart cards contain a computer chip that holds the card’s information. The importance is to make the internal numbers unusable - encrypted. To steal the access data from a card, the potential hacker needs access to the decryption key or password. This encryption is vital to keeping your data secure. Simply stated, the card's identification code is encrypted using an algorithm and a key to generate unique cipher text that cannot be viewed or read without the correct decryption key.
Solutions based on smart card technologies such as ScholarChip can provide greatly improved physical access control as well as identification management, automated attendance, POS and a host of other services. ScholarChip's smart card technology is equal to security levels found in financial institutions and critical security areas.
ScholarChip solutions use MIFARE ISO 14443A, secure, contactless, 80/30 (credit card) plastic card as a token or key. The highly secure, UGID (Globally Unique ID) card carries only an encrypted numerical identifier - no personal information whatsoever. Cards can be issued as dual factor allowing them to work as both a proximity card and smart card ID.
To learn more about security risks with standard Prox cards or the increased security provided by MIFARE smart card technology, please send an email to our Technical Sales Consultants or call 800-333-3608.
WCTV, Tallahassee Florida, news report features ScholarChip secure campus and student safety implementation at Hamilton High School. Hamilton currently uses cafeteria POS, door access, bus attendance tracking and student other accountability systems from ScholarChip.
Opening in fall of 2017, the new elementary school in Hamilton will serve approximately 1000 students and feature ScholarChip access control on all exterior and classroom doors.
Bridgeway Solutions, Inc., a founding member of ARMET Group, is assisting in the sale and integration of the ScholarChip systems at Hamilton High School and at the new Hamilton Elementary. Technical Sales Consultant Kerry Leedle is working closely with Superintendent Thomas Moffses to assist in planning, installation and training for the comprehensive student security solutions.
The DuraSecure ribbon is now available for Zebra's ZXP Series 3 card printers. DuraSecure is a secure, durable and low-cost alternative to the standard YMCK0 ribbons that can greatly improve security and card life.
Two full overlay panels allow custom printing of your logo, emblem or text on the first overlay panel while the second seals the image in another of protection.
In essence, the DuraSecure ribbon gives users a layer to protect the overall image and a layer to carry a design element that is nearly impossible to duplicate thus helping to prevent fraud.
The ZXP Series 3 is a cost-effective and user-friendly ID card printer that produces crisp, photo quality images. Using the YMCK00 DuraSecure ribbon, the ZXP Series 3 creates ID cards with the enhanced security and durability—in one printing cycle instead of two—and without cost of lamination or overlay varnish.
Almost every card program can appreciate the increased security and durability afforded by the ZXP Series 3 and DuraSecure ribbons.
Contact your local ARMET Group Authorized Solution Provider for details.
Celebrating an in-depth week of sales training for the ARMET Group at Bridgeway's home office. ARMET Group a national association of select ID and access management solution integrators focused on sales, support and service of advance identification management products.. Pictured are participating sales representatives with Terrence McGivney (ScholarChip), Mike Bridges (ARMET Principal), Dr. Maged Atiya (ScholarChip founder) and Roger Sigler (President and COO of ARMET Group).
The 4-day training session is the first opportunity for sales representatives to work together and receive advanced training as a group. During the week the group dug into ScholarChip's more than 12 modules that provide enhanced student safety and campus security using smart card technology and CardExchange Producer and Visitor Management solutions using smart card encoding.
L-R: John Colucci from Metropolitan Data Solutions, Pam Walker of Bridgeway Solutions, John Cantrell of Bridgeway, Mason Turner of Newbart Products, Terrence McGivney, Todd McAliley of Automated Card Systems, James Rios of Newbart, Mike Bridges, David Lee of Bridgeway, Greg Smith of Automated Card, Maged Atiya, Grant Houston of Bridgeway, Roger Sigler of ARMET Group, Gary Williams of Midwest Card, John James of Mid-America Business Systems, Natalie Glenn of Midwest and Debbie Fisher of Mid-America.