Faculty and staff are responsible for disarming security alarms to their buildings or classrooms each morning. It is very important to always be prepared to perform this task.

Know your alarm code.


Building Services do not disarm the security alarms in each building every morning.  Please be prepared to disarm the alarm in your building every morning.

If you need your alarm code and/or password, contact Amy Neal (352.392.1554 x294).

If the keypad in your building is not working properly, email Building Services


Things to Remember

Store your alarm code and password in your cell phone as a contact or in your wallet.

Enter at the main door adjacent to and near the alarm system keypad. You can determine if the alarm is still on by looking through the door window to see if a red light is glowing on the alarm pad).

Elementary teachers enter through the double-doors on the north side of the building (near the music and art rooms).

Do NOT use other doors (i.e. back, side, secondary, as these instantly trigger the alarm).

Do not enter the copy room door if the lights are turned off in the building.

Main entry doors have a 45 second delay to enter your code before the alarm is triggered.

Press each number firmly and slowly on the keypad.



If you set off an alarm...

Don’t Panic

Call University Police Department UPD 352.392.1111 immediately – before doing anything else.

Failure to call UPD immediately may result in the school being charged anywhere from $50 to $200 per false alarm.

Identify yourself: My name is ____________________________. I am a P.K. Yonge ___________ (faculty member, staff member, etc.) and I have set the alarm off in building _________. You may be asked for additional information, including your UFID number (on your GatorOne card) and the P.K. Yonge Alarm password (which is announced at the Back to School Breakfast)

If you do not call UPD, an officer will be dispatched to resolve the issue and P.K. Yonge will be charged

After calling UPD to cancel the alarm, report the time, day, and location of the alarm to Melanie Heflin for record-keeping (to help us from paying for false alarms)



Each night Building Services will secure buildings and set alarms

If you enter and disarm a building beyond the school day or on a weekend

— Verify you are the only person in the building.

— Reset the alarm before you leave.