Chapter 5: Judges' Chambers Suites
Security and Alarm Systems
The security and alarm systems for the judge's chambers and suite must function as an integral
part of the security and alarm systems for the total facility.
Main Entrance Door. A closed circuit television (CCTV) camera must be provided in the
corridor outside the door. A doorbell with intercom speaker must connect to the reception
workstation and one of the law clerk workstations. The door must include an electric "fail-
secure" door lock.
Secretary/Receptionist Desk. A CCTV monitor must be provided, as well as a door release
pushbutton, intercom speaker, and duress alarm device.
Judge's Desk. A duress alarm device must be provided.
Law Clerk Workstation. At one station only, a CCTV monitor must be provided, as well as
a door release pushbutton, intercom speaker, and duress alarm device.
As noted above, the main entrance door must be equipped with a fail-secure, electric-strike
lock. The judge's chambers, study, and closet, as well as the storage room and law clerk's
office, must have key locks. The entire suite is keyed from a sub-master. The judge's private
toilet must have a privacy lock.
The following section provides an overview of the acoustical quality necessary in judges'
chamber suites. See Table 5.3 for additional detail on acoustics.