Campus Access Control System (CACS)
Installation Process/ Phase One
The first step in a CACS Installation is to identify the project. The parameters include particular building qualifications as well as project funding. Once the project is identified individuals overseeing the project and CACS building contacts work to design the project. Building Contacts are occupants of the building and have CACS responsibilities well beyond the project.
Which Buildings are candidates for CACS Installation?
Computer Access Control System (CACS) is being installed in your building because one of these criteria was met:
- New Construction.
CACS installation is required as part of any new building construction project.
- Buildings Undergoing Major Renovation.
CACS installation is required in buildings undergoing major renovation, and is considered part of the renovation project.
- Buildings Identified in the Kroll Report.
Science and engineering buildings identified by the Kroll Report, a campus security evaluation report, are required to eventually install CACS.
- .Individual Departments may be approved for CACS Installation Projects.
A process is in place for individual departments to request CACS Installation in buildings not meeting the building criteria above. The process includes a feasibility study and funding by the individual department.
Before a CACS Installation project may move forward funding must be secured by the Facilities Department or in the case of individual department requests, by the department.
Project Management and CACS Project Committee
A successful CACS installation requires management of the project in conjunction with careful planning involving individuals who actually occupy the building, oversight by the Office of Design and Construction, and input from the Department of Public Safety. This process includes the following individuals:
- Project Manager
A project manager is assigned to a CACS installation by the Facilities Department. The Project Manager works to secure funding, and facilitates design discussions with building contacts to ensure an engineered solution to installation. In addition, the project manager oversees the awarding of the installation contract and oversees the installation from start to finish.
- Architect, Office of Design and Construction (ODC), Facilities
An architect from ODC is assigned to each CACS project. Architectural concerns include aesthetics, historic building integrity, as well as door design.
- Building Contacts
Every building in which CACS is installed requires building contacts, occupants of the building who take responsibility for participating in the design, determine the locking schedule, defining clearance codes and granting clearance codes to individuals.
- Building Access Coordinator (BAC)
This individual is appointed by the Department Chair/Head and takes responsibility for participating in the design for the particular building in which CACS is being installed, including determining the door locking schedule, the grouping of doors for assigning clearance codes to individuals in the building. A BAC has ongoing responsibility with regard to CACS beyond the CACS Installation Project .
- The Department Access Facilitator
Also appointed by the Department Chair/Head this individual is authorized to grant access to exterior doors for the staff within their department. A DAF has ongoing responsibilities beyond the CACS Installation Project.
- Building Access Coordinator (BAC)
- Building Access Control Manager, Site Protection, Facilities
The Building Access Control Manager, Site Protection, works closely with building coordinators before a CACS Installation “goes live.” These meetings provide clarification of the ongoing roles and procedures for building coordinators once the installation is completed. This working relationship continues well past the Installation Project and is ongoing.
- The Department of Public Safety, Support Services
Public Safety monitors door alarms once the system is installed and is active in the installation process.