Mater Academy High School is Serious About Academics and Security

Mater Academy High School, a Miami-Dade Public Charter School located in Hialeah Gardens, Florida, has been recognized as one of our nation’s top 400 high schools. The school’s 2800 students are predominately Hispanic and many of them will be first-generation college attendees. Providing a safe and secure learning environment for their students, teachers, and staff is very important to the school’s administration.


Jorge Macho, Mater Academy’s IT Security Manager, says, “We were uncomfortable with the level of security at our school and felt our perimeters were not as secure as we would like them to be. We were experiencing many of the same problems other schools typically experience.”  To address these issues, the school recently installed the CyberLock Access Control System throughout their facilities. “We chose CyberLock because of its affordability and the security features it offered,” says Macho.


The school worked closely with Practical Products Group, an access control integration company located in Orlando, Florida. “The transition to CyberLock went smoothly because the system required little effort to implement. There are at least 200 CyberLocks installed throughout the school. All we had to do was replace the cores in our existing door locks with CyberLock electronic cylinders,” adds Macho.


The audit report of activity from the electronic locks and keys helps school administrators when security issues arise, and the expenses associated with re-keying have been completely eliminated. “CyberLock has been an excellent fit for securing our school. We are extremely happy with the system,” affirms Macho. Mater Academy plans to expand the CyberLock system to include the new 2-story building annex when construction is completed.


Just as Mater Academy has set high academic expectations for their students, teachers, and staff; they are highly committed to making their school a safe place to be. Macho states, “We take security very seriously. Our objective is to provide a safe learning environment where our students, teachers, and staff can excel.”


About Videx, the Manufacturer of CyberLock


Videx designs and manufactures access control and security products that are shipped directly from their headquarters in Corvallis, Oregon to customers worldwide. For information about CyberLock, please contact Videx by phone at (541) 758-0521, by fax at (541) 752-5285, by email at, or visit our web site at:

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