Southern College of Optometry

Southern College of Optometry


Southern College of Optometry needed to control access to its new Advanced Procedures Theater and Digital Observatory, a facility which houses hundreds of thousands of dollars in advanced technology


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After evaluating multiple technologies, EyeLock was chosen by Southern College of Optometry to protect their most critical facilities. Multiple EyeSwipe Nanos were installed on two floors of the Advanced Procedures Theater and Digital Observatory, controlling admission to select providers, students, interns and residents. The first Nano was installed in the facility’s security office for enrollment purposes. Additional units were placed outside the surgery suite, outside the observation room overseeing the surgery suite, and outside of a classroom.


EyeLock Security worked closely with the team at Southern College of Optometry to ensure a seamless installation while not hindering operations in high traffic areas. They provided one-on-one training on the enrollment process so new users could be added in less than a minute. EyeLock acted as a truly consultative partner to deliver a customized solution that accommodated Southern College of Optometry’s budget and schedule.