PA College of Health Sciences

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PA College of Health Sciences
Education, Healthcare


Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Location: Lancaster, PA
General Contractor: High Construction Company


When Scott Lokey, facilities director for Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences created his wish list for the new campus buildings, number one the list was to eliminate the more than 3,000 different keys he had to manage for all of the openings he monitored in the six different locations included on the campus.
To further complicate matters, the electronic access control would have to have a photo ID credential that would allow a student the possibility of three completely different accesses:
1) Security access to specific areas
2) Point of Sale access (meal plan purchases)
3) Health record access to patients during clinical assignments at Lancaster General Hospital


All requirements for this job were met due to American Direct’s relationship with sister company, AccessNsite. AccessNsite provides both the electronics and the intelligence that determines who can gain access into buildings and when.
With the new system, access is simply added (or removed) to the credential holder as needed, getting rid of the hassle of rekeying every time a resident moves in or out. Another plus is the security history created in the software when someone accesses an opening, making this an integral component to the campus security plan.

Project Details

2-buildings gutted to the bones and renovated to create a more than 300,000 sq. ft. campus for healthcare students.


Hollow Metal Frames and Doors: Ceco Door Products

Wood Doors: Graham Manufacturing Corp.

Key Cabinets: Lund Equipment Company Inc.

Hinges: McKinney Products Co.

Door Operators: Norton Door Controls

Gasketing, Thresholds: Pemko

Overhead Stops: Rixson, Yale Security, Inc.

Flush Bolts, Roller Latches, Kick Plates: Rockwood Manufacturing

Company Locks, Exits: Sargent Manufacturing Co.

Power Supplies: Securitron Magnalock Corp.

Closers: Yale Security, Inc.