From: SDM Magazine

The Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan (RMHWM) in Grand Rapids has been serving families of children and youth requiring critical and essential medical care since 1990. The house can accommodate 17 families and offers compassionate support, respectful privacy, and a “home away from home” so families are able to be close to their ill children when they are needed most. A new, cloud-hosted access control and security solution lets parents focus on their child’s health while feeling safe and protected.

When RMHWM underwent a $1.2 million renovation, House Services Director Megan Priester knew it was the perfect time to consider the benefits of upgraded security for the facility. The access control system — a key card solution that required local programming at each individual door — had become cumbersome and hard to manage. It had recurrent failures, including one guest being locked inside their room…


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