Access Control

The University of Lincoln is currently in the process of upgrading its Access Control System. Some buildings operate on the existing Schneider and/or PAC systems, others have been transferred to the new Salto system.

We will ensure your access request is dealt with by the appropriate team. If you are unsure which system is in operation in your building, please contact Estates Support.

We may request written authorisation from a Line Manager, Lab Leader or Head of School/Department at any time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I update my staff/student card?

The system is updated regularly and it is important to transfer data from the card to the system and visa versa. Cards require an update at least once every 5 days. If your card does not allow you access to your usual area(s), hold your card against an Update Point until the light flashes green. If you have any issues with the update or you still cannot access your area(s), please contact the Estates Support Desk. Below is an example image of the update point although appearance does vary depending on model.

All cards on the Schneider system (e.g. PDW) are updated by Security in Minerva every 6-12 months. If you are experiencing issues with accessing these doors, please visit the Security Office in the Minerva Building and the Security team will be able to update your card.


What are the different door opening modes?


The lock will operate by authorised swipe access only for each entry.

Automatic Open

The lock will automatically open between specified times selected by the room user or in line with building opening hours. During these hours swipe access is not required. Outside of these hours the lock will revert to Standard operation.

Timed Toggle

This mode allows users to control when their door is open or locked between certain times. Toggle operates by following the below steps;

To Unlock

1. Present authorised card to reader
2. Lock will beep and flash green
3. The lock will now be open and will remain open

To Lock

1. Present authorised card to reader
2. Lock will beep and flash red
3. The door will now be locked

This will only work during the specified time period selected by the room user e.g. 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Outside of these times the lock will revert to Standard operation. This is a security measure to ensure doors cannot be left open overnight.