UMD campus security systems and surveillance cameras are to be monitored centrally by the University of Minnesota Department of Central Security.
Facilities Management will be the campus contact for any unit wishing to install security systems or surveillance cameras. Facilities Management will coordinate the installation work, provide standard signage, and address regular and emergency power needs. Submit a work order to Facilities Management to begin this process.
Information Technology Systems and Services (ITSS) will provide technical support for the digital video recorders, the cameras, and the networking required to run these systems. UMD will choose digital cameras that work over our data network and digital video recorders that will interface with systems at the Office of Central Security. Wherever possible, ITSS will arrange for sharing of unused ports on the digital video recorders, regardless of who purchased the device.
The Department of Central Security (DCS) will provide monitoring services as well as advice about equipment and installation. It should be recognized that DCS chose analog cameras in order to make use of older cabling on the Twin Cities Campus. It will be necessary to develop an appropriate digital-camera solution for UMD.
The Department of Human Resources will provide advice about the appropriate use of surveillance cameras with regard to employees. The Campus Police will provide advice about the appropriate use of surveillance cameras with regard to illegal acts by the general public. Each department using surveillance cameras must designate appropriate staff members who are authorized to review surveillance images and respond to problems that may be observed. These individuals, or managers to whom they report, will work with HR to resolve employee-related questions. They will work with the Campus Police regarding any illegal acts that may be observed with surveillance systems.
Each department currently using security systems or surveillance cameras should move toward converting existing systems for central monitoring by the University of Minnesota Department of Central Security.