The Electronic Security Division is responsible for equipping all exterior doors to all buildings with access control devices and/or door position monitoring; all buildings have, by default, at least one card-controlled door in its secure perimeter. The Division also installs alarms, panic devices, CCTV monitoring and research equipment monitoring for research laboratories and other restricted zones adjacent to public areas within the same building.
Please observe the following electronic security rules:
- Doors may not be propped open
- Door strikes may not be taped closed
- Children and unescorted visitors must not be admitted entrance to secure and/or restricted lab areas
Any attempt to circumvent the electronic security system or to violate the access control policy will not be tolerated. The Electronic Security Division has tracking software that records access to doors. When the cause of the alarm can be attributed to an intentional act designed to circumvent the intent of the security system, the Dean of the appropriate school/college will be notified by the Chief of Police. The Dean will have five days to provide mitigating factors to the Chief of Police, if any, for the security compromise. In the event of absent mitigating factors that justify, in the opinion of the Chief of Police, the security compromise, a charge of no less than $100 will be billed against the appropriate school for each violation. These charges are to offset the cost of dispatching the alarm, initial police response and investigation, monitoring and resetting of the intentional security violation, follow up by the Chief of Police and the need to track the violation.
In the event that the security system has sustained damage from such an act, the cost of repair also will be charged to the school/college or program if more than $100.