The current access control software that UDC manages (Picture Perfect 4 and the OS it runs on, AIX) will be end-of-life within the next 2 years. The associated hardware devices are aging and will not function with any other system besides Picture Perfect. Also, based on a study, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) has recommended a unified physical access security and video surveillance system at UT. The EPSS Replacement project aims to replace the current BACS system with a stable and robust EPSS system integrated with the video security system and non-proprietary hardware devices that meet stakeholder requirements.
For more information about the Electronic Physical Security System (EPSS) Replacement, please visit https://it.utexas.edu/projects/campus-security/overview.