28 00 00 ELECTRONIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
June 16, 2009
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
ELECTRONIC SECURITY SYSTEM DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMISSIONING GUIDE
PART 1 - GENERAL
Establish design criteria, define activities, identify stakeholders and assign responsibilities as they
relate to the installation of electronic access control, intrusion detection systems and closed circuit
television (CCTV) for the University of Texas at Austin campuses. These guidelines are intended for
Project Management and Construction Services (PMCS) and Office of Facilities Planning and
Construction (OFPC) managed projects.
The electronic safety and security systems for UT Austin's buildings and facilities are managed and
maintained by the Information Technology Services (ITS) Security Operations department. The
primary function of these security systems is to protect the campus population and assets. The
University of Texas Police Department (UTPD) will monitor and respond to all approved security
alarms that are a part of this campus security system. The contents of this document are critical to
the security of the University of Texas and are considered confidential. This information shall not be
disclosed to anyone other than authorized personnel. The hardware and installation requirements
listed in this guide must be in full compliance in order to obtain infrastructure maintenance support by
ITS and alarm monitoring by UTPD.
ELECTRONIC SECURITY SUPPORTED AT UT AUSTIN
Card Access Control. This system replaces the typical mechanical key controlled door lock with a
door locking system that uses an access card as the access credential. This provides added features
1. Student/staff ID issued by the University's ID Center functions as the access card.
2. Tailored access privileges for each user.
3. Card user access privileges can be deleted or modified without retrieving the issued access
4. Automatic card deactivation when a student, visitor or employee role becomes inactive.
5. Individual University Departments control their facility access controlled doors via a web
6. Cancellation of all access privileges in case of lost or stolen access card.
7. Monitor and document building access activities.
8. Locking or unlocking doors performed by automatic schedule or manually via software.
9. One access card can function at other compatible UT Austin facilities.
Each system includes: an electric door-locking mechanisms, card reader located adjacent the door,
door status sensor, door prop alarm and a request to exit device. Typical system configuration is
card or schedule controlled entry with free exiting. To access the controlled area, users must present
their cards to the card reader located near the door. The door will unlock momentarily and relock. If
the door is held open or propped, a local warning buzzer will sound to remind the user to close the