The Heights & STRATIS Case Study

The Heights at State College boasts the premier student living lifestyle, touting, “Work hard. Play harder. Live easy.” as the property motto. 

With over 104 beautiful rolling acres, The Heights provides comfort and adventure to over 1300 students with bike and jogging trails, an enormous community clubhouse and barbecue area, resort-style pool and sundeck, outdoor fireside lounges, and full sports courts.

 

Challenge

 

As a property with 411 units, over 1300 students, spread over 104 acres, touring or creating replacement credentials was time and labor-intensive.

  • Touring: Touring the property to create new or replacement credentials averaged 20 minutes and could take as long as 30 minutes in the farthest locations, which can be a hassle at best, and dangerous at worst, especially with the whims of Pennsylvania weather. 

  • Credential managing: Maintaining control of all credentials for safety and security of all Residents could get especially hectic when turning units for the new school year.

Solution 

 

The STRATIS Access Management and Control Platform enabled the existing hardware (Schlage Electronic Door Locks) to solve all of management’s challenges. STRATIS installed its platform that includes No-Tour Credential Management as well as the Access Management and Control to replace the previously existing access management software to improve efficiency by as much as 90 percent. 

STRATIS also increased safety and security for residents and staff, by ensuring only one authorized credential per bedroom or office. Because The Heights focuses on ease-of-use, the STRATIS platform was a perfect fit, as it powers credential creation from a remote office via tablet. This eliminates touring, or physically visiting each door for programming. 

“In describing my experience with STRATIS, I would focus on ease of use, advanced technology, and great customer service. Working with STRATIS has been wonderful and easy. Someone is always available to answer my questions and we really appreciated the compatibility of the STRATIS system with the Schlage locks we already have installed. The STRATIS installation has made our lives much easier. I would definitely, definitely, recommend STRATIS to anyone with a resident campus like ours. Reduced labor costs and time savings with STRATIS are immediate. At turn, one employee authorized all 1400 resident credentials in ten percent of the time it used to take,” shared Steven Quigley, Building Manager for The Heights at State College.