IoT provides security in Brisbane school

Redeemer Lutheran College’s bullet proof Wi-Fi 6 network.
Aug 17, 2021
The IoT is starting to find its way into schools.

More than 1,200 students and staff Redeemer Lutheran College, a Brisbane K-12 school, will be able to download content to their connected devices and access high-bandwidth applications like video, virtual reality, augmented reality and gaming anywhere on campus with their high capacity new network.

The school will roll out CommScope’s RUCKUS network which will underpin the school’s devices and the IoT that controls applications like a contactless ZigBee digital door lock system, simplifying and enhancing security across the multiple buildings on campus.

“Over the past year, Redeemer Lutheran College’s educators, teachers, staff and students have shown how incredibly adaptable they can be. Technology has been a key enabler in helping expand the reach well beyond the classroom by keeping students connected to each other and to their community,” said Andrew Kemp, IT manager, Redeemer Lutheran College.

“The rapid pace of technological development requires a mindset of continuous improvement, curiosity, and collaboration. This means investing in new skills essential to long-term success,” said Matthew Maynard, business development manager, BES IT who handled the installation.

“The number of connected devices has made reliable connectivity a necessity for school and campus environments. It’s imperative that students and faculty have their internet perform seamlessly without disruption,” said David Fenner, manager of RUCKUS Networks for Australia and New Zealand, CommScope.

“Internet is becoming more than an IT resource in today’s educational context. With the rise of cloud-based learning and new teaching methods through more immersive and dynamic applications, robust Wi-Fi solutions will enable continued learning as well as enhancing physical safety of faculty and staff.”

The school is in good company, recently CommScope’s new Wi-Fi 6 technology was chosen by New Zealand’s Ministry of Education (MoE) to support 2,500 schools to meet ever-changing connectivity demands.