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Central Alarm

Central Alarm is responsible for monitoring all alarms on the University of Tennessee campus. The alarm system monitors are able to review access to any area that has an alarm system. The current alarms include fire alarms, access, mag-locks, motion sensor, elevator alarms, and panic alarms. Once an alarm is received, the information is dispatched to the appropriate staff for response.

The Central Alarm staff are only responsible for alarm monitoring. Facilities Services is responsible for system maintenance and new installations.

Access must be approved by a department head or building representative. The proper documentation should be forwarded to Central Alarm with the appropriate signatures. If you have any change to, or require a replacement university ID card that you use for access to any area monitored by Central Alarm, your department should be notified as soon as the change is made. This notification will allow our records to be updated in a timely manner and will allow continued access on your replacement card. Additionally, you may contact the Central Alarm monitoring center at 865-974-0808, or e-mail your card change to

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