On campus, there are particular buildings that require the faculty/staff assigned to those spaces to disarm security alarms to buildings each morning. It is important for faculty and staff who are assigned to these spaces to be prepared to perform this task.

Know Your Alarm Code

CAUTION: Building Services do not disarm security alarms in buildings every morning. Buildings with individual alarms will require faculty to be prepared to disarm them upon first entering the classroom for  the day.

If you need your alarm code and/or password, contact Amy Neal (352.294.9094)

If you set off an alarm...


Call UF Police Department immediately

Call UPD even before you try try to turn the alarm off.
Failure to call UPD immediately may result
in the school being charged $50 – $200 per false alarm.

When you call UPD:

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 to faculty and staff prior to the start of school).

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 Maggie Conley | for record-keeping in order to help us from paying for false alarms.

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)

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

Each night Building Services secures buildings and sets 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.
– If the keypad in your building is not working properly, email Building Services |