The Onity Integra system uses the official BU ID card to gain access to a residence hall/apartment bedroom lock. The locks are individually programmed to accept certain encodings on individual ID cards. These types of locks are easily recognized by the fact that they require the actual insertion of the card into the lock to actuate the door handle mechanism. These are similar to the locks commonly found in hotels. Each lock holds an audit trail of the last 1,000 card swipes that can be used for auditing purposes at any time.
Each card must be specifically encoded at the BU Card Center, JKA Community Center or residence hall that the cardholder is assigned housing. This encoding is done only after it has been specifically requested and authorized by the Residence Life housing department.
It is illegal to duplicate, knowingly misuse, or be in unauthorized possession of a Onity-enabled BU ID Card that is property of Bloomsburg University. Unauthorized use or possession of a master ID or Onity-enabled BU ID Card is grounds for disciplinary action.
Residents are expected to lock their rooms/apartments and carry their Onity-enabled BU ID card at all times.
Residents may not allow other individuals to access their residence hall room or apartment with their Onity-enabled BU ID cards.
In using the Onity offline locking system it is important to understand that the system is "offline" and will require the magnetic stripe to be physically encoded before it will work properly on a offline lock. This should not be confused with the ADT "online" system that only requires the ID to be setup initially during the ID card production process. A request to have access to a "online" lock could then be done through the ADT software without having to physically encode the ID card for access.
Learn more about the Onity Integra electronic lock system functionality, review the light indicator codes for functioning and problematic locks or if you have a question go to our frequently asked questions page.