New building-security measures expand to 6 more buildings

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ONE cardUAB’s building-safety plan, which exerts greater control over access to campus facilities to enhance security, has expanded to include the Alumni House, Hansell/Hulsey Center and the 822, Bevill Biomedical Sciences, Cudworth and Facilities Administration buildings. The three-phase roll-out began with the Shelby Research building in September 2018. An extensive set of details and FAQs are available online.

Security measures will vary by the primary use for each building, though some will be shared by most:

  • Main entrances will have key card access, and cameras will be installed.

  • Exit doors will be suited with alarms and cameras that trigger if propped open.

  • Security cameras and a hard-wired lockdown button will be installed in every classroom for new construction and renovations; older classrooms will be phased in over time.

  • Any additional restrictions will be communicated to each building’s residents, and signs will be posted on each building that specify open and restricted access times as these changes become effective.

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