Project Profile: The Abilene Wylie ISD Performing Arts Center – Abilene, Texas

Construction began on the new $11.6 million performing arts center in the Spring of 2018.  Initially, electronic access control wasn’t included in the original bid, but the school district decided to add additional security measures after the project broke ground. Adding electronic access control to a construction project after it has begun could cause major scope shift, but with the Hager powered by Salto HS4 system, it wasn’t as difficult as one would think.

While the interior doors hadn’t been installed before the change order adding the electronic access control system, the exterior aluminum storefronts had.  Besides providing the Hager traditional door hardware Tex-Oma Builders Supply, an HS4 authorized distributor, also installed HS4 electronic access control on nearly every interior locking door and then added card readers to the exterior doors.

The HS4 System can differentiate between who has access when and where on campus. It can also easily manage access for short-term guests, such as temporary contract workers and staff.

In emergency situations, the local lockdown feature allows authorized users to put the HS4 electronic locks into stand-alone lockdown mode.


The Wylie Independent School District likes that the Hager powered by Salto HS4 system is scalable to fit their needs now and in the future.

To download a PDF version of this project profile click here. If you are in the northern Texas or Oklahoma areas and would like to learn more about door hardware and electronic access control please contact Integrity Architectural Solutions.