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Information & Security Technology

The Information & Security Technology Department is responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of a state-of-the-art electronic security infrastructure for the University.

The team also provides technology services for the entire Division of Public Safety, supporting local and campus-wide initiatives.

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George V. Fox, CISSP

Executive Director of Information and Security Technology

George V. Fox is the Executive Director of Information and Security Technology for The University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety.

Security Tech by the Numbers.

+700
Bluelight emergency phones
+145
pan-tilt-zoom CCTV cameras
+11,000
Alarm monitoring points
1200
fixed CCTV cameras throughout campus
+1600
Electronic access doors
+1000
Access requests for service per month

Quote Section

“I wish all the people I interact/connect with are like you! So easy to deal with, very responsive, follows up. We appreciate it! ”
L.M.
Penn Staff Member

Bluelight Phones .

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Direct Emergency Contact

More than 700 Bluelight phones are located across campus in garages, on the street and on buildings, with over 200 emergency phones located in elevators. The phones operate on either a cellular or hard-wire platform with self diagnostic technology reporting communications any issues directly back to Public Safety.

If you observe a potential safety hazard, require assistance, notice suspicious activity, feel unsafe or need a walking escort, you can reach Public Safety directly through any emergency phone on campus. Just pick up the receiver or press the button. You will be instantly connected to an emergency operations center (PennComm) dispatcher who has direct contact with the Penn Police and other important public safety agencies.