The University of Texas at Austin

Campus Security Systems


ITS provides a variety of security solutions for buildings. Systems can be installed that limit access to areas or provide extra personal safety. Services include door access systems that require a proximity card to enter, panic/duress buttons, video security, property protection alarms, and intrusion protection systems.


  • Building Access Control System (BACS) requires an authorized university photo ID proximity card (issued by the ID Center) to access secured areas
  • Intrusion protection devices—such as motion sensors and door contacts—provide after-hours protection
  • Property protection is available for computers, printers, and monitors using a fiber optic loop (FOL) or cat5 wire to create a secure link.
  • Panic/Duress buttons send a silent alarm to UTPD and are available for areas where threats to personal safety may be possible
  • Video security using closed circuit TV or DVR recording is available for security-sensitive areas (please use the REQUEST SERVICE button to order)


Installation cost will vary depending on the services needed. Please use the REQUEST SERVICE button to request an estimate.


  • BACS Interior Card Reader $43/month per device
  • BACS Interior Electronic Door $36/month per device
  • BACS Panic Button $9/month per device
  • BACS Alarm Point $11/month per device
  • Self-Managed Card Reader $8/month per device

For detailed information please see BACS Billing.

We Can Help

Get help from an expert:

* ITS Help and Service Desk

* Call us at 512-475-9400

* Submit a help request online

We also have a walk-in service in the first floor lobby of the Flawn Academic Center (FAC). Stop by and let us help you!