Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Aotea Security and Gallagher have signed a 3-way early adopter site partnership to ensure that AUT stays at the forefront of the latest technology, features and optimisation from the Gallagher engineering team.

The 3-way partnership agreement will enable AUT the opportunity to deploy new security features and rigorously test functional updates across their site before general availability, directly supported by the Aotea Security team and Gallagher technical representatives and engineers. The programme allows AUT to push forward with digitisation and streamlining of the student journey with security and smart credentials and identification.

More than 29,000 students from 137 countries study at AUT across the 3 campuses in Auckland’s central business district, on the North Shore and in Manukau, making them the second largest university in New Zealand. In the 20 years since AUT was established as a university, they have undergone remarkable change and development, making AUT leaders in their fields.

William Taylor, director of security, and emergency management at AUT has been working closely with Aotea’s national client services manager Mike McKim to drive forward the AUT Insider Programme through engagement with stakeholders and departments across AUT. According to Aotea, this has not been a spur-of-the-moment addition but 12 months of planning and alignment to the AUT security and technology strategy.

“Gallagher offers flexible, integrated access control solutions that meet the needs of AUT to efficiently and reliably manage multiple access points to control risk, improve business efficiency, ensure business continuity and integrate its security eco-system,” said McKim.

“This 3-way partnership defines the benchmark for matured collaboration at a high level as AUT strives to be bold, confident and lead the way forward for innovation and technology.”

A free educational Security Risk Management Seminar is being held at AUT on the 25th of March hosted by Aotea Security, and all customers, end users and consultants are invited to come along. To RSVP, please fill out the form here.

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