Door buzzer

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All doors to dormitories on campus are hooked into a system that tracks whether they are opened or closed, and if open, how long they have been open for. Furthermore, a signal is sent back through a network to [[Security]]’s 's main office, where an individual monitors the readout for alerts.
The door buzzer is one element of the campus security system. When a dormitory door is prevented from closing completely for more than about one minute, it sounds a loud alarm from a small speaker located next o the door, that can be heard throughout the building. The intent is to notify any student in the dorm so that he or she will come and properly close it, because leaving a door so propped would be a security risk -- especially since a handily loud alarm alerts any passers-by with unwholesome intentions that there is a point of access open to them.
== Disabling a Door Buzzer ==
Though one can imagine that a world without door buzzers may be much worse than the world we know, it must be admitted that the average student feels more often hindered by the alarm than helped by it. The buzzer’s buzzer's benefits, after all, are passive: who knows how many crimes have been foiled by its keen vigilance? But poignant in our memories are the time we’ve we've wished to move a new couch into the dorm, or prop a door for a visiting alum, or leave access for ourselves through a one-way exit door, such as those located in the backs of [[Currier]] or [[Chadbourne]]. We might think, sometimes, that it would be a great convenience to be able to disable these suckers, if only for a short while.
Legitimate reasons, then, certainly exist for disabling a door buzzer. The only legitimate ''manner,'' however, of disabling a buzzer is to call Tina van Luling of [[Security]] at x4970. With enough notice and a reason deemed sufficiently good, she may help you out.