New Installations

Access Control Equipment Installation

Campus policy restricts departments or end-users from installing their own access control infrastructure or systems. All installs of access control equipment must be coordinated and performed through OVCAS.

The installation of card readers for access control on campus is usually performed by Facilities Management unless the installation is part of a larger capital project. To submit a request to install a new card reader, please submit a billable request using FMWeb.

Cost of Installations

The cost of an access control install varies based on the location of the spaces, the nature and number of doors that need to be secured, and the type of access control features that are required on the door.

  • A typical wired card reader installation costs around $3,800.
  • A typical wireless card reader installation costs around $2,000.
  • A typical intercom installation costs around $2,500.

Please note that these estimates are for budgetary purposes only and the actual costs for each install will vary based on the specific circumstances of the install. Additionally, when installing multiple devices (e.g. an intercom and a card reader, or multiple card readers), there may be economies of scale that can reduce the overall cost of installation.