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Campus Safety and Security

Alarms and Security Monitoring Systems

Section: Campus Safety and Security Policies
Policy Name: Alarms and Security Monitoring Systems
Policy Owner: Executive Vice President
Responsible University Office: Office of Campus and Public Safety
Origination Date: October 2, 1985
Revisions: April 1, 1996
Legacy Policy Number: 7-28
  1. PURPOSE

    To establish a review and approval procedure governing the design, selection, purchase and installation of any intrusion alarms and other security monitoring systems to ensure maximum system compatibility and effectiveness.

  2. POLICY

    Any person or unit of the University considering the purchase or installation of an intrusion alarm or security monitoring system on the University premises* must consult with and receive prior approval from the Director of Public Safety or his designee.

    Anyone considering the purchase or installation of an intrusion alarm or security monitoring system must contact the Department of Public Safety, Technical Services Unit, at 831-2683. the Director of Public Safety or his designee will review the physical and personal security needs of the facility and the persons who will occupy that facility, determine appropriate design parameters, and assist with the selection of the system.

    Prior to placing any intrusion alarm or security monitoring system on line, the contractor or installer must ensure that the system has been tested for proper operation and that an orientation has been conducted with the primary users and Public Safety staff.

    All design specifications must comply with standards established by Facilities Management.

    * This policy applies to new construction, existing facilities, upgrading/changing system designs or specifications, and any other modifications to existing or planned security systems that either report to or are monitored by the Department of Public Safety.