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Technical Services

Technical Services designs, installs, maintains, and repairs security related systems on the University of Minnesota campus. Systems include burglar alarms, the central card access system, closed circuit television surveillance systems (CCTV), and the central alarm system within the Public Safety Emergency Communication Center.


An inventory of parts and equipment is also maintained for a timely response to departmental needs. Expertise in transmission systems including microwave, fiber optics, and computer networking insures a cost-effective security solution with reliability as our first priority.

Services Provided

  • Installation
  • Central Security’s technicians install closed-circuit television systems (CCTV); the video cameras seen across campus. As of December 2013 there were 2,600 cameras across the state.  Additionally, we install most alarm systems and card readers on the U of M campus.

  • Preventative Maintenance
  • From replacing your card reader batteries to ensuring the University’s cameras are clean and functioning properly, Central Security’s technicians strive to prevent system issues before they occur.

  • Repair
  • For security system malfunctions, Central Security's technicians are highly trained to troubleshoot and resolve camera, alarm, and card reader issues.

  • Customer Support badge
  • DCS Technicians provide support for burglar alarms through;

  • Alarm system trouble reporting
  • Owner reports on system usage
  • User code maintenance
  • New system design and installation
  • Alarm system training for end-users



University Standard Equipment

Technical Services provides and utilizes some of the finest brands of security equipment made. The alarm systems, card access systems, and CCTV monitoring systems are made by the premier manufacturing companies in their fields such as:

The above systems are standard University of Minnesota equipment. For a complete review of the University's construction standards, please visit Capital Planning and Project Management's website. For exisitng systems that do not adhere to these standards, Central Security's technical services can still provide support. Please contact Technical Services for questions concerning these standards at



Technical Services Staff

Brian McDonald
Senior Design Engineer
Phone: (612) 625-1863

Wayne LaMusga
Information Technology Specialist
Phone: (612) 625-8897


For after hours emergency service requests, contact FM's Building Services Automation Center (BSAC) at 612-624-2900.

Jeremy Evenson
Electromechanical Systems Specialist

Ryan Osborne
Electromechanical Systems Specialist

Gary Vogel
Electromechanical Systems Specialist




Alarm Agreement Form (PDF)

Alarm System Final Acceptance Form (doc)



Video Surveillance and Card Access Policy (pdf)


Alarm Panel User Manuals

FBII XL-4/XL-5 (pdf)

ITI SX-V (pdf)

ITI Ultraguard 2 (pdf)

Vista 128BP & 250-BP (pdf)


Online Training Tutorials

XL-4 & XL-5 Security System Tutorial

Vista 128BP & 250-BP Commercial Burglary Partitioned System Tutorial

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