Scope and Application:
The University currently has two separate electronic access control systems installed as follows:
C S Technologies "Advent" System using USQ Student ID Cards as magnetic stripe swipe cards.
Computer Laboratories in D Block, K1 Block and S Block
Post Grad Facility in R Block.
24 hour Access Room in the R Block Library Extension
Q Block entry, lift and selected areas
T Block, selected areas.
Fraser Coast Campus Computer Laboratories, located in the Hervey Bay City Council Library and main building as well as staff access to main building.
Concept 3000 System using USQ Student ID Cards as magnetic stripe swipe cards.
Z Block entry and selected areas.
The primary function of these systems is to supplement the manual lock and key systems (refer to separate policy) in use throughout the University. The electronic access control systems are intended to secure and control access to sensitive or critical areas as well as providing authorised persons with unimpeded access to these areas.
The Concept 3000 system is currently controlled, predominantly in stand-alone mode, by the individual Faculty Operations Manager or nominee.
The Concept 3000 system currently requires each user's ID card to be manually swiped into the command unit's data base to create a record for future access validation.
The C S Technologies "Advent" system relies on up to date information from the University's student records data base to validate users access privileges.
An audit trail is available to each system controller in the form of exception reports.
Unless included as part of Minor or Capital Works projects all requests for extension of electronic access control systems will be at the expense of the Faculty/Department making the request.
Similar to manual keying, Faculties/Departments are responsible for authorising access to their own buildings and facilities.
It is the responsibility of members of staff, students or other persons to whom electronic access is provided, to ensure safe keeping of the access card and to immediately report its loss to their system controller.
It is the responsibility of the system controller to ensure that authorised access is kept to a needs basis and that any lost access cards are deleted from the access control authorised users database. Issue of replacement access cards will be at the discretion of the system controller. In addition, it is the responsibility of the system controller to ensure that access is withdrawn from staff, students and other persons when they leave, transfer or no longer have a functional need for such access.
Where electronic locking is required the Lockwood Electric Mortice Dead latch is generally recommended. This lock incorporates:
fail secure technology in that if the lock is installed in the perimeter of a building it remains externally secure with power off;
a single action egress feature with the inside handle remaining free at all times, even with the power off, providing ease of exit in an emergency in accordance with the Building Code of Australia; and
key override for entry in a power off situation.
Definition (with examples if required)
Emergency Door Release
All external perimeter doors fitted with electric mortice locks shall fail secure with free handle egress. Designated internal fire exit doors may fail safe. All access controlled doors are to be connected to the buildings fire panel where in the event of a fire alarm they will permit egress as per the Building Code of Australia requirements.
Lockwood monitored 12 volt electric mortice locks. Series 3570 or 3580 dependent upon application. Fail Safe for designated fire exits and fail secure for other external perimeter doors if installed. Fail safe or fail secure depending on internal application (BCA section D2.210 refers).
In some circumstances, 24 volt Lockwood electric mortice locks powered off the fire panel or Locknetics Security Engineering 390 series or Padde EML6 Electromagnetic locks or electric strikes may be used with the approval of the Campus Services
Door and Closer
All doors are to have a 90 degree opening as a minimum. Door and door closer standard as per application.
The striker plate and striker box are to be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications.
This is to be set at 45 seconds before reporting door open too long alarm.
Bi-Lock restricted issue
Power transfer device
Depending on application, MET 300 for pivot doors or Abloy 8810 Cable transfer device to be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications.
All equipment supplied and methods of installation and standard of workmanship shall comply with the technical specifications, procedures, practices and standards and / or any planning and installation guidelines published by the security equipment and / or cabling system manufacturers. In addition, the equipment and installation shall be to the satisfaction of Campus Services and in accordance with the following:
All cabling is to be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and in accordance with Information and Communication Technology specifications.
All modems, when required, are to be 4 wire and are to be labelled indicating which commander and site (campus and building) they are communicating with.
Equipment Install Heights
Top of user accessible items (card readers) to be no higher that 1300mm and no lower than 1000mm.
NB. Only contractors authorised by Campus Services are permitted to install, program or connect any equipment to the University's electronic access control systems.
As installed drawings, IP addresses and/or phone numbers and commissioning check sheets to University approved standard are to be supplied by the installer.
All installed systems are to be covered by a 12 month warranty against product failure or faulty workmanship.
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