Security Devices

On this page: Card Readers | Intrusion Alarm Systems | Panic Buttons | Security Cameras | Protocols


Request a Security Device: email  systems.security [at] mcgill.ca


Perform your own Self-Serve Physical Security Assessment of your area.


Card Readers 

Card readers are electronic devices that can read a specific identification badge, verify the access rights associated with that badge and unlock predetermined doors or operate elevators should the access rights be valid. Please be advised that card reader installations must be approved by your Building Director.

Did you know that you should never let people behind you piggy back when you're opening a door with a card reader? This may pose a serious security breach.


Intrusion Alarm Systems

Intrusion alarm systems use motion detectors, door/window contacts, and other devices to detect unauthorized entry into an alarmed area. They send a signal to the Security Operations Centre when an unauthorized entry occurs. Please be advised that intrusion alarm installations must be approved by your Building Director.

Always remember to check your building area to make sure it's empty before you arm the alarm.


Panic Buttons

Panic button alarms are used in locations where life threatening, medical aid or other situations requiring an immediate emergency response may arise. Panic alarms are usually installed at frontline customer service points, but portable alarms are also available. Please be advised that panic button installations must be approved by your Building Director.

Did you know that all new panic button installations require that a security camera be installed in the same area as the panic button?


Security Cameras

Or CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) is a generic term used to describe a variety of video surveillance technologies. It refers to a system in which one or more video cameras are connected in a closed circuit or loop, with the images produced being sent to a central television monitor or recorded. Please be advised that security camera installations must be approved by your Building Director.


Protocols

Security Alarm Monitoring Protocol

Security Device Installation Protocol

Security Devices - Service Level Commitment 

CCTV Protocol