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New Door Requests

If you wish to add a new card reader to an existing door on campus, please contact the UCard, Access and Parking Services (UCAPS) Office at 978-934-2800 or

An approved security vendor will be contacted to assess the specific installation needs and provide you an estimate with all associated costs. To initiate the installation, a speed type or purchase order number must be provided to the UCAPS project manager - all costs are the requesting department's responsibility.  Please note, asbestos abatement and/or door replacements are sometimes required and will be identified in the estimate process. 

The UCAPS Office will assume all maintenance, including costs, after the initial installation except for damage caused by vandalism.

Once the card reader has been completely installed, you will need to provide a list of "access levels," "time zones," and "user lists" that will have access to the door (see Request for Access). We will work with you from start to finish to ensure your area is secured to your specifications.

It is the access control policy to have the keyway of the door replaced with a card access master key that is only accessible to University Police. This ensures maximum security to prevent any previous keys from accessing the door. Keys to a card reader equipped door cannot be provided to any individual.