The rising PropTech trend, encompassing Property Technology, is making significant waves across industries, and the education sector is no exception. As schools strive to adapt to the evolving technological landscape, the adoption of contactless access control and streamlined booking solutions has become crucial. These PropTech solutions present an opportunity to enhance campus operations, improve security measures, reduce energy consumption, and address the challenges currently faced by educational institutions.
Under the traditional operations management method, there are some challenges faced by school campuses currently:
Inefficiency on Student Identity Verification
Traditional methods of verifying student identities can be time-consuming and inefficient, leading to delays and potential security risks.
Low-competency Attendance Recording
Manual attendance recording processes are prone to errors, consume valuable time, and may result in inaccurate attendance data.
Substantial Energy Consumption
Lights and other electrical devices are often left on in unoccupied rooms, leading to unnecessary energy consumption and increased costs.
These challenges can be addressed through the use of PropTech on school campuses in the following areas:
Gaining Access in School Areas:
PropTech enables secure and efficient access control to various school areas. By implementing dynamic QR codes or virtual buttons, students and teachers can unlock doors and gain access to specific areas such as academic buildings, libraries, tutorial rooms, and lecture halls. Administrators can manage access rights and logs remotely through an intuitive admin panel, providing a centralized and convenient approach to access control. This enhances security by preventing unauthorized entry and simplifies the management of access rights.
To combat energy waste, PropTech solutions incorporate smart lighting systems. These systems utilize motion sensors and occupancy detection to automatically control lighting based on people’s presence. When someone enters a room, the lights turn on, and when the room is unoccupied, the lights automatically switch off. This intelligent approach to lighting not only reduces energy consumption but also creates a more sustainable and eco-friendly school campus.
Streamlining facility booking processes is another area where PropTech excels. Through a user-friendly online platform, students and teachers can easily reserve school facilities such as meeting rooms, study spaces, and multifunctional areas. The platform allows for selecting the desired facility, date, and time slot, as well as making secure online payments (if needed). Upon confirmation, users receive a comprehensive email with booking details and an entry QR code, enabling seamless and convenient access to the reserved facility.
Managing visitor registration is simplified with PropTech solutions. Staff can create customized visitor registration forms, gathering necessary information for identity verification. Visitors receive confirmation emails, while staff can review and approve the forms manually or automatically through the admin panel. Additionally, staff can generate temporary QR codes directly for their guests, ensuring a smooth and secure visitor management process.
PropTech solutions are revolutionizing school campuses, addressing common challenges, and enhancing security and efficiency. By leveraging contactless access control, streamlined booking processes, smart lighting, and visitor registration systems, schools can create a safer, more sustainable, and technologically advanced learning environment. NineSmart’s innovative PropTech solutions empower schools to embrace digital transformation and optimize their operational processes.
Please feel free to contact NineSmart if you want to explore the possibilities of PropTech on your school campus and unlock the potential of technology to create a secure, efficient, and student-centric environment.