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Campus Communications Access Control Update New Hardware Moratorium

The Department of Public Safety (DPS), in partnership with Architecture and Engineering
Services (AES), Facilities Operations and Maintenance (FOM), Office of Information
Technology (OIT), and the Idaho Department of Public Works, has engaged in a project to
replace the existing electronic door access software system campus-wide.

As part of this project, all existing proprietary door controller hardware will be replaced with hardware that is non-proprietary so that the university may more easily change or update access control systems when needs arise.

While the project is progressing, the university will place a moratorium on requests for new electronic access door installations, until the time when the software changeover has been successfully completed in order to reduce costs to the university.

The project is currently in the process of preparing the data migration from the old software system to the new system. It is expected that the door hardware replacement will begin in August 2018 and the new system will be brought online in each building using a phased approach. The hardware moratorium will end as the hardware replacement is complete for each building.

This work will be conducted as efficiently as possible in order to minimize any interruptions to campus, and we appreciate your patience while the project progresses.

For Building Coordinators and current Millennium users, business processes will likely change. The project team will consult each impacted user group prior to hardware changes commencing at each building.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the project or this communication, please
contact Aaron Culver by email,, or phone (208) 426-4313.

Additional information can also be found on the Department of Public Safety website, including scheduling for each building, frequently asked questions, and general project updates.