Card Access - What it is
The Card Access Control System at Butler University allows
Students, Faculty, Staff, Visitors, Contractors, and Vendors to
enter designated doors with an access card. You may use other doors
to exit the building, but you may enter designated card access
areas only by using your access card.
Card Access enabled entry doors are equipped with a time-delay
device, which allows you to enter or leave a building without an
alarm sounding. However, if an exterior door is held open more than
15 seconds or propped open, an alarm is activated and BUPD receives
an alert at their headquarters.
It's important for all residents of a building to be considerate
and cooperative and make sure that doors are keep closed for the
safety and security of all the residents.
When buildings are locked, access is restricted to authorized
cardholders. Access privileges vary by cardholder, in terms of the
day of the week, time of day, and areas that can be accessed. They
are updated on a regular basis, usually at the start and end of
each academic semester, to accommodate building occupancy changes
throughout the academic calendar.
Proximity cards provide reliable and convenient access.
Proximity technology allows fast, accurate reading while offering
card read distances from 4 to 6 inches of a card reader. Your new
Butler ID card is a Proximity card that contains an antenna coil
and integrated electronic chip, which sends a signal to the card
reader and then based on your security access level, will unlock
the door for you.