Types of Locks
The University currently utilizes three types of electronic locks that are unlocked using your Talon Card:
- Salto (in use on both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses)
- Lenel (Kennesaw Campus only)
- Onity (Kennesaw Campus only)
Your door access privileges are stored on your Talon Card. When you present your Talon Card to an electronic card reader/lock, your card is ‘read’- either using wireless RFID technology (where you hold your card near the card reader or lock), or using a magnetic stripe reader (where you insert your card into a slot on the body of the electronic lock)- and you are granted or denied access to a door based your approved access privileges.
The Locksmith Shop services both electronic and keyed locks within KSU (except for Housing areas). If you need a physical key, the Locksmith Shop may be the source for that key (if a key already exists, it may simply be assigned and given to you by your supervisor or checked out through your supervisor as needed). The Locksmith Shop also typically provides or arranges for repair and certain maintenance services for keyed locks, electronic access control hardware components, door hardware and parts associated with a locking and/or a door opening function.