Building Access

The Access Control & Electronic Security office is responsible for the WashU Card Access systems, CCTV system, lock shop and fire lane vehicle entry point systems.

The Card Access system controls access to all buildings on the Danforth Campus as well as North Campus, South Campus and West Campus.  This would include the standalone battery-operated card reader system, used primarily for individual offices, mechanical/equipment rooms and storage rooms on campus. We work with all campus departments and school liaisons to ensure we are meeting the access needs of the campus community. We are governed by and work closely with the Card Access Committee, the University Closed Circuit Television Committee and WUPD on Policy, Administration, Configuration and Maintenance for the Danforth Campus Card Access & CCTV systems. If you have any questions regarding locks, readers, ID cards, CCTV, building hours and/or campus access, we can be reached Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 314-935-7703 or anytime at

Lock Shop

Our office also manages the Danforth Campus Lock Shop; our locksmiths Dan Steinau and Phil Moore maintain, install, repair and manage all mechanical and battery operated locks.  If you have any questions for the Lock Shop, please call 935-4967.

Lost, Stolen or Malfunctioning ID Cards

Lost, stolen or malfunctioning ID cards should be reported immediately.  Please call 314-935-7703 or the Campus Police at 314-935-5555 to report a lost or stolen ID card.  If you suspect any vandalism or malicious acts have taken place involving any door on campus please report this to our office or Campus Police.  If you see an exterior door standing open after hours, please report this to Campus Police.  Do not hold doors open without notifying the Campus Police first, an alarm will sound.

Fire Lanes

Access to the WashU Fire Lanes are restricted, any person needing access to a Campus Fire Lane must have prior approval. Please contact our office during business hours to inquire about these access guidelines.


Programming & Data Entry Operator

Katy Hyde
Katy handles daily event programming, work order and Maximo programming and daily card access requests.

Access Control Coordinator (Tech 2)

Open Position
This position supports both Managers in the coordinating, configuration, programming, quality control of installations, system administration and event programming of the Access Control System. The Access Control Coordinator also handles daily event programming and work order requests.

Systems Manager of Access Control & Electronic Security

Tony Childs
Tony oversees the Facilities Lockshop, the standalone systems programming, work order management, campus bollards, GIS programming, CCTV reports and daily card access requests.

Installation Manager of Access Control & Electronic Security

Mark Townsend
Mark oversees the network systems programming and project management for the network and CCTV systems, alarm reports, CCTV reports and daily card access requests.