Campus Access Control System (CACS)
Service Standards/ Getting Started
In general, CACS installations occur because a building is under renovation or it has been identified by the Kroll Report, a security evaluation report of the science and engineering departments’ laboratories. It is possible, however, to request a CACS installation. but there are certain conditions that must be met. Doors must be in good condition and able to operate successfully with the electronics. All exterior doors must be on the system because CACS doors are monitored by Public Safety and it does not make sense to have one door monitored without the others.
Each CACS building requires that an occupant of the building take responsibility for participating in the design, determining the door lock/unlock schedule, defining the clearance codes (grouping doors) and granting clearance codes to individuals. The Building Access Coordinator (BAC) is initially appointed by the chair/head of the department. A BAC may choose to run the C-Cure software on a secure, department workstation. This allows the BAC to perform manual overrides to unlock and lock a door at will and to view the door “events” on a monitoring screen (see Local Control). BACs should be familiar with CACS policy.
Scheduling , Clearance Code Programming, Loaner Cards
Once a building is on CACS and the programming of the doors has been established, a BAC has responsibility for authorizing any changes in design or programming which must be done through the TigerCard Office [see Scheduling Building Hours (Door Unlocks/Locks)], requesting special event programming through the TigerCard Office, and granting access to anyone needing to enter the building during the periods the doors are locked. Since faculty, staff, and students are eligible for TigerCards, clearance codes are programmed remotely on their cards. For others not eligible for a TigerCard, Loaner Cards (which act as a key) may be requested.
Clearance Code Reports
It is the BAC’s responsibility to monitor and control who has access to his/her building. Reports are available on the Information Warehouse showing the name of each person having a clearance code relating to a specific building’s clearance codes.