Reagan Institute Case Study

The iconic Institute promotes educational and leadership opportunities, often hosting elite guests at their high-profile facility.

The Reagan Institute is investing in best-in-class technology and design for their prominent Washington, D.C. address.


With a high-profile address in Washington, D.C. just blocks from the White House, the Reagan Foundation & Institute’s newest location requires the highest levels of security and compliance. Additionally, with the executive IT management team based in Los Angeles the majority of the time, they needed better visibility into the D.C. location, and to be able to manage the entire system without being on-site. The team has strict ingress and egress requirements due to frequently hosting prominent and elite guests, so access credentials need to be secure, easy to manage and unique; they didn’t want to deal with traditional keycards. When selecting an access control system, they were looking for a solution that was flexible, reliable, and able to meet federal-level compliance. And it needed to look the part—the building’s architects were very particular about maintaining the high-end, sleek look throughout the entire Institute.

Space-saving deployment

Installing access control for the Reagan Institute posed a unique challenge for inBuilding, the security solutions provider and technology integrator for the project. With the security, aesthetic, and installation requirements, inBuilding instantly thought of and recommended Openpath. The multi-tenant building has three IT rooms, and there wasn’t a lot of square footage to work with. Openpath control units are designed with plug-and-play wiring for fast, easy installation. The team at inBuilding was able to stack the Openpath ACU hardware inside a single drawer that's rack-mounted in the server room, saving a ton of space and making it easier to manage and service the control units. Plus, the centralized installation created redundancy in the power network, so the whole system works smoothly.

Key features

Remote management

Openpath’s cloud-based platform allows the LA-based team to remotely issue credentials, adjust door schedules, and view real-time activity at the Washington, D.C. building, reducing response time for improved security.

Award-winning design

The Reagan Institute architects love the Openpath Smart Readers for their sleek, sophisticated design, with an 11mm profile that mounts flush to compliment the carefully curated aesthetic of the facility.

Federal-level security

Openpath’s strict compliance standards and enhanced security controls let the team meet all the ingress and egress requirements for high-profile guests at the prominent Washington D.C. address.

Flexible permissions

Accommodating different levels of access for the multi-tenant building is easy with Openpath. The Reagan Institute team can issue encrypted key cards alongside secure mobile credentials, all with custom permissions.

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