Access Control & Physical Security

The Department of Public Safety's Technical Services Unit is responsible for the physical security of the university, including access control, security camera systems and intrusion alarms. The Technical Services team is in charge of the administration of the centralized systems; consultation and project management assistance in installations, renovations and new construction on campus; and ongoing maintenance of the hardware installed around campus. The team diagnoses problems and gives user support and training for OnGuard, the card access software, DvTel, the video management system and Phoenix alarms as necessary.


Units or departments wanting to implement card access, security camera or intrusion alarms need to work with the Technical Services team, Facilities Management, PD&C, UCIT, as well other contractors (if applicable) to specify, design, procure, and install their system. During the planning phase, the unit or department needs to work with the Technical Services team to ensure that the best system is developed to meet the customer's needs. During implementation, the unit or department needs to involve the Technical Services team for training, administrative management, setup, etc.


Refer to the Card Access, Security Cameras and Intrusion Alarm sections for more detailed information. All necessary specification and forms are also available in the specific sections.