The Card Access System acts as a front-line defense to help deter entrance into residential colleges and University Village buildings by unauthorized individuals. It is a major component of the University’s crime prevention efforts. All doors that permit access to the residential colleges and University Village are monitored by the Card Access System. In order to access individual buildings, a resident must pass his/her Cane Card through the card reader next to the door. The Card Access System only permits residents and authorized personnel.
How the system works:
Card Readers: Passing your ‘Cane Card through a card reader located near an entrance door in your residential college/University Village building will unlock the door for a brief period.
Main exterior doors: Between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. each day, the main entrance will be unlocked (except ERC and University Village buildings that are secured 24-7). Anyone may enter the common areas of the other colleges during this time period. From 10:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m., residential college residents will have access to their building with their ‘Cane Card.
Secondary exterior doors: The card access system is activated on these doors 24 hours a day. Only residents living within the particular college have the ability to access the living (student room) areas with their ‘Cane Card.
Interior doors: The system is activated 24 hours a day. Only residents living within the particular college have the ability to access the living areas with their ‘Cane Card.
Door Alarms: Each card accessed door is equipped with an alarm that is set off when the door is propped or held open for an extended period of time. The alarm sounds at the door and at the reception desk until the door is closed.
Phones: Most card access doors are equipped with a phone nearby for visitors to call those they wish to visit or to call the reception desks of the residential colleges for assistance. In addition, the phone is equipped with a one-touch button that provides immediate contact with the University’s Department of UM Police.