PC Locs Customer Voices: FUYL Tower provides a secure space for student technology at Peace Lutheran College
Patrice Hancey, Boarding House Parent at Peace Lutheran College, explains how the FUYL Tower helps control anti-social behaviour by keeping student technology locked down during specified times, as well as a secure place to store and charge their technology and other valuables.
Patrice explains that the main concerns of having technology in the boarding environment is it can be very anti social and you can have issues with online bullying if they have too much access to social media. The FUYL Tower has helped the school get past these pain points and more by providing boarding students with a secure place to store and charge their devices as well as Admins to keep an eye on how many times students are using their devices. The curfew feature has enabled the school to restrict student access to devices during curfew times.
“I particularly like them at Christmas time because you have all the green lights on and it look like you have a tech Christmas tree” Patrice Hancey.
“Having the FUYL Tower is making it so much easier to monitor [the tech]” Patrice Hancey.
“It’s easy maintenance, it’s easy to do and once the boarders got used to it, they love it” Patrice Hancey.
PC Locs Customer Voices: FUYL Tower has helped control the use and security of devices at Peace Lutheran College
Marcus Wilkinson, Head of Boarding at Peace Lutheran College, explains how the FUYL Tower has helped them secure devices and solve the issue of boarding students turning up to class with uncharged devices.
The FUYL Tower has helped resolve a number of issues the school was facing such as uncharged devices, lost locks and keys, insecure location and storage of devices and many more. The FUYL Tower has enabled the IT department to allocate a locker to each student and linking the locker to a students existing student card. This means that only the student and admin have access to their locker.
“The PC Locs FUYL Tower has made our lives a lot easier. Being able to customise the times in which kids have access. Being able to give us a place where safely and securely the children can store their devices and all those [other] items” Marcus Wilkinson.
PC Locs Customer Voices: FUYL Tower has stopped the unauthorised access of devices at Peace Lutheran College
Rob Armstrong, Head of ICT at Peace Lutheran College, explains how the PC Locs FUYL Tower has helped stop unauthorised access to devices by boarding students outside of allocated hours.
Prior to the FUYL Tower, students would be using devices at all times of the day and night. The school struggled to keep student devices charged and secured. Now each student has an RFID enabled student card which is used to access their allocated locker. The Curfew feature means that students no longer have access to their devices during the curfew specified times.
“Our previous solution was literally a wardrobe with a chain around it. We were finding that students were getting out of bed at 2 o’clock in the morning and getting their iPads out. Putting the FUYL Tower has really stopped all that” Rob Armstrong.
“PC Locs is a trusted partner of Peace Lutheran College. Always of high quality. One of the great features is being able to speak to the team at PC Locs. They work with us very closely to customise the product to make it the best fit for the school environment” Rob Armstrong.
“The FUYL Towers by PC Locs have just made life so much easier here” Rob Armstrong.
PC Locs Customer Voices: Student sees the importance of technology downtime at Peace Lutheran College
Tyra, Boarding Student at Peace Lutheran College, sees the importance of technology downtime to help with sleep, learning and social life and how the FUYL Tower has helped achieve this.
Tyra explains how having devices charged and ready to use at all times is important especially for boarding students to contact family, but also outlines that having charged devices is important as learning is technology based. Having the FUYL Tower has helped students become more independent and responsible by having control over their devices. This includes having devices returned during the specified curfew times and having devices charged and ready to use when needed.
“Before the FUYL Tower, everyone would be on their technology and not socialising with each other” Tyra.
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