Which company provides the door access systems around the university.
Dear University of Huddersfield,
I am getting in touch to ask which company supplies the door access card readers on buildings around the University of Huddersfield (used for contact-less access on campus cards).
Please give all information relating to:
- The make and model of readers used
- The company which manufactures/distributes the readers
- Any third-party installers/channel partners used to purchase the readers
- The security infrastructure provider
- The software used to manage the door controllers and readers.
- Approximate quantity of doors at the university.
- Name of the Head of Estates for the University.
Additionally, if the university uses readers from multiple suppliers, please give a list of all suppliers.
Thank you in advance.
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