I think I speak for a lot of people who regularly study in the 24 hr room when I say it would be great if you did away with the alarm on the door of the grad lounge. Requiring a graduate i.d. to open the door is more than effective at preventing undergrads from entering the lounge. After all, our dorm doors don’t have alarms in addition to the key card access. The alarm is loud and unnecessary, and never ceases to interrupt the concentration of every student in the study room. I hope you take it into consideration, thanks!
Thank you for the suggestion. It is a little trickier than you might imagine because of fire code issues. Two means of egress are needed in a room this size so you have to be able to get out that door in an emergency even without an ID. The alarm is a deterrent (because it is so unpleasant!). You don’t need an alarm at your dorm because you are going into the building, not getting out. You wouldn’t run INTO a burning building but you would run out. We realize it is not an ideal situation. We’ll keep brainstorming.