Physical Security is an integral part of preventing crime on campus. In the law enforcement world, “physical security” refers to the physical measures designed to safeguard personnel, to prevent unauthorized access to Georgia Tech facilities, and to help protect Georgia Tech against theft and vandalism. Physical measures include but are not limited to lighting, landscaping, access to GT-affiliated buildings, and security camera placement, among others.

The GTPD Physical Security Office provides a host of services for the campus, including

  • Security assessments and recommendations of existing campus facilities such as Greek housing, academic or administrative buildings, sport/special event venues, etc.
  • Security evaluation of new building construction drawings and renovation plans
  • Analysis of camera placement, installation of new cameras, repair and maintenance of existing cameras, and the integration of disparate video systems into the GTPD platform
  • Installation of intrusion and panic alarms
  • Installation of emergency phones
  • Analysis, upgrading, and maintenance of existing security systems

 For questions, or to arrange for a security assessment, please contact Captain Richard McNevin at or 404.402.9078.

Locked Out?

Unless there is an emergency, please contact the following resources if you are locked out:

Locked out of a residence hall? The satellite housing offices are open from Monday-Friday, 8am to 8pm. For after hours access, contact your Resident Advisor (RA) or Peer Leader (PL). You can also email the Department of Housing at, or find a specific contact at

Locked out of an academic or administrative building? The BuzzCard Center is your resource for all changes to physical access controls with BuzzCard readers. Contact the facilities manager for the building you would like to access.

Locked out of a parking area? Contact Parking & Transportation at 404-385-PARK (7275).