Campus ID News
Card, mobile credential, payment and security
UF campus 1

U. of Florida to devote $30 million to campus security updates

Andrew Hudson   ||   Aug 02, 2019  ||   

The University of Florida will invest $30 million over the coming 5 years to a number of campus security upgrades and refinements as part of a campus wide access control and student safety overhaul.

As reported by local ABC affiliate WCJB, the substantial investment will go towards new security cameras, access control measures, updates to the student ID card, and new license plate readers to be stationed around the Gainesville campus.

To date, UF has deployed 1,000 security cameras around campus, but the new funding will see an additional 1,700 cameras installed over the coming five-year improvement period.

A major aspect of the project is to enhance the security of academic buildings, student dorms, as well as implement enhancements to the Gator 1 ID Card. UF is also plotting renovations to the university's global security operations center, which will enable real-time monitoring of the campus' security systems.

While the effort around access control and security cameras will be improvements to existing measures, the license plate readers will be an entirely new implementation. University officials say that the intention for the license plate readers will be to enable university police more quickly and effectively detect wanted persons or stolen vehicles that may enter the campus perimeter.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter


Jan 26, 23 / ,

Baylor adds Starship robot delivery

Baylor University has added robot delivery from Starship Technologies to its dining services offerings with the help of Grubhub. The initiative will see Baylor deploy a fleet of 20 delivery robots on the Waco, TX campus.
Jan 26, 23 /

NACCU Annual Conference registration now open

The National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) has opened registration for its Annual Conference. This year’s conference will be held April 16-19 in Austin, Texas and will feature a packed schedule of informative events and sessions with both campus card professionals and corporate vendors.

Grubhub, partner for reusable takeout container initiative

Grubhub has partnered with reusable packaging management platform,, announced to provide an integrated takeout container management service on college campuses. The partnership will bring's ReusePass program to universities across the United States, starting first with Ohio State University and Colorado State University.
CIDN logo reversed
The only publication dedicated to the use of campus cards, mobile credentials, identity and security technology in the education market. CampusIDNews – formerly CR80News – has served more than 6,500 subscribers for more than two decades.

Join us, @NACCUorg, and @TouchNet to explore how campus card programs can successfully navigate the sales and procurement process. Join the webinar on June 6, 2 pm EDT.

Webinar: Learn how the University of Arizona uses campus cards, mobile ordering, kiosks, lockers, and robots to revolutionize campus dining. April 7, 2-2:30 EDT. Register Now at

As supply chain issues in 2021 persist, identity solutions provider @ColorID discusses ways campuses can to overcome potentially troublesome delays until the situation eases.

A dining services push at the @UBuffalo is reinforcing the utility of self-service checkout. @CBORD is improving the food service experience using the GET app, as well as Nextep kiosks and Oracle’s Micros Simphony POS.

Did you miss our recent webinar? No worries - watch it on-demand. Leaders from @NAU and the @UAlberta joined Ryan Audus, Touchnet, and Andrew Hudson, @CR80News, to discuss innovative mobile services and the future of mobile tech in higher ed. Watch now:

Load More...
CampusIDNews is published by AVISIAN Publishing
315 E. Georgia St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301[email protected]
Use our contact form to submit tips, corrections, or questions to our team.
©2023 CampusIDNews. All rights reserved.