A buzzer that goes off regularly at around 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. at the NIST/NOAA visitor center in Boulder apparently is starting to drive at least one neighbor slightly crazy.
Posting to a neighborhood List Serve for the Martin Acres area in South Boulder, Kimman Harmon claims the buzzer goes off when the federal labs are testing a system to detect terrorists entering the property.
The tests go off twice a day and Harmon complains that the 4 a.m. buzzer is the worst. It's "killing me," she says. A 4 a.m. wake-up call is not what she really needs.
Pleading for some help on the ListServe, she urged other neighbors to call and complain to the NIST security officials.
Another neighbor responded that "Unfortunately, local authorities have little of no power to control what a federal agency's installation does on its property."