Would a new electronic lock system be the key to preventing theft from campus buildings?
We believe it would help. It's a simple question of paying a lot now, or a lot more later.
Theft of personal and campus equipment is continuing – today's Campus Blotter on page 2 contains yet another example. If CSU waits longer before taking definitive action, the university, its staff and its students will lose more property.
Frequently changing physical locks on doors would be wind up being much more expensive than changing computerized codes in newer, high-tech locks. Maybe some of that elusive Referendum C money could go toward updating security measures on campus.
Until more details emerge about the actual cost and system that would go into effect, we will refrain from making any specific recommendations.
We believe, however, that by seriously considering this wise investment, CSU is headed in the right direction.