Security Systems (Lockshop)

Staff in the Emory Police Department Security Systems Division (a.k.a., the Lockshop) secure Emory property and assets. Staff members are responsible for mechanical key control, electronic access control, intrusion detection systems, and security camera systems across our campuses. Security Systems Division staff are divided into two units, locksmiths and electronic security technicians.

Have a Security System Need?

Please submit a service request through Campus Services. Campus Services Customer Service is available at or by calling 404.727.7463.

Nonbillable Services

  • Lock repairs
  • New keys for new construction or renovations
  • Duplicate keys for existing locks for basic education and general budget-funded spaces
  • Estimates for billable services such as installation of security cameras, instruction detection systems, and duress systems.
  • Physical security assessments

Billable Services

  • Rekeying and replacement of keys and access cards when lock cores must be replaced for security reasons
  • Replacement of locks to filing cabinets, desks, and other furniture
  • Safe combination changes or safe repairs
  • Key duplication for master keys, file cabinets, and office machines
  • Grand master key duplications, which require approval in writing by the associate vice president for facilities management
  • Security camera repair and installation
  • Intrusion detection system repair and installation

Purchase of Security-Related Products

Security Systems staff can assist with the purchase of security-related products at favorable market rates. Products include:  

  • Safes
  • Fireproof cabinets
  • Key cabinets
  • Key rings and accessories
  • Padlocks
  • Locker locks

The Lockshop Team

Desmond Jackson, Interim Director of Security Systems


  • Desmond Jackson, Interim Director
  • Gus Robinson, Sr. Locksmith
  • Wayland Keller, Locksmith
  • Joseph Lawrence, Locksmith
  • Sebastiano Russo, Locksmith
  • Angie Patterson, Contractor

Electronic Security

  • Thomas Moore, Supervisor
  • Rick Allen, Data Specialist
  • Steve Landon, Electronic Security Tech
  • Freddie Hudson, Electronic Security Tech
  • Clayton Ray, Locksmith/Electronic Security, Oxford Campus
  • Drew Whitehead, Contractor

Contact Us

Locksmith Support:
Electronic Security Support :
Submit a Service Request:
Campus Services Phone:
Campus Services Email: