Facility Access Security

Facility Access and Security Systems

Security is a cooperative effort by all parties; systems administrators, system monitors and end-users. All individuals must take responsibility for assisting with both personal security as well as protection of assets. To that end, all policies and procedures must be read, understood, adhered to, and enforced.


The WESTCONNect Card Office is responsible for coordination of the physical security of the university’s facilities. This includes all locksmith services functions (locksets, door closers and keys) as well as electronic security systems (card access systems and security camera systems).

The WESTCONNect Team strives to make facility security as convenient as possible to the end-user without compromising security. Keys and access to restricted areas are all provided by the WESTCONNect Office upon the approval of Deans, department chairs, directors or club advisors. Keys may be picked up, and returned to, the WESTCONNect Card Office in Old Main.  Please bring proper photo identification, a WESTCONNect card or driver’s license when picking up keys or codes. Items will not be issued without proper authorization and identification.

Facility Security on Campus:

The university utilizes a variety of physical security methods to ensure a safe academic environment. Locksets and physical keys, stand-alone electronic locksets, on-line card access control systems and security camera systems are utilized to provide the most effective security based on the type of facility. Facilities include:

  • Residence Halls
  • Academic Buildings
  • Administrative Buildings
  • Garages
  • Other Support Facilities
Student Access
Employee Access
Requesting Access
Set or Change Door Security PIN
Report an Access or Security System Problem
Access and Security Policies
Key Boxes
Security Cameras
Shelter in Place and Emergency Break Glass Devices


Security Break Glass

Review the instructional documentopens PDF file and watch the video on how to use the security break glass devices installed in classrooms around both campuses.