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Genetec Access Control System Upgrade

Facilities Management is currently in the process of deploying updates to the electronic access control system across campus which is managed by a physical security platform called Genetec. This platform will provide a number of enhanced security features including instant credential updates, door status/control and integration into other security systems such as intrusion alarms and video surveillance. 

Converting all door readers to the Genetec system will consist of a multi-year implementation that will be done in a number of different phases. Our immediate priority consists of converting readers on exterior doors, common spaces and corridors of connecting buildings.

Employees will need to continue using two fobs/access cards until the transition from Salto to the Genetec platform is complete. As we continue to convert door readers on campus, you'll soon start to see us move Salto Hotspot to different locations. A full list of our Salto Hotsposts locations can be found here. These are still needed to recharge your old fob or card for existing Salto doors. 

We encourage you to read the Frequently Asked Questions posted below and visit this page for updates on the status of this implementation.

We appreciate the patience of the campus community as we make the switch to an improved access control system. Questions related to this upgrade can be directed to facilities@uwinnipeg.ca.

Last updated 5/4/2023


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I gain access to campus?

The main entrance doors to the University buildings are unlocked from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. 

University employees can gain access to main campus buildings from 7:00am to 11:00pm Monday through Friday with their Genetec fob or card. This includes the main entrance doors into Centennial Hall, Duckworth Centre, Lockhart Hall, Manitoba Hall and Riddell Hall. If you have not done so yet, please come see us at the Facilities Administration office to pick-up your new Genetec fob or card.

Video intercoms with a communication link to the Security Office have also been placed at a variety of locations for afterhours access into University buildings. Simply push the button and your call with be directed to Security. Proof of employee or student identification will need to be provided to gain access into the building.

Video Intercom
How will I know which electronic access control credential to use on a door reader?

Your red Salto fob can be used at these type of readers:

Salto access

The grey/black fob can be used at these type of readers:

Genetec Reader
What details of my personal information will be stored in the access control system?

The following details of your personal information will be collected in the University's electronic access control system:

  • Full Name.
  • Staff Identifications Number.
  • Picture.
  • Department and job title.
  • Permitted areas on campus and schedule.
  • Location, date and time of access.

This information will be used and stored locally for the purpose of managing your account, to contact you when required, and for emergency and security purposes. Your picture will be additionally used for the purpose of verifying your identity when issuing or replacing a lost, stolen or otherwise missing electronic access control credential. It is also used to maximize security within the University Facilities by providing convenient access to authorized users while restricting access to any unauthorized individuals.

Your personal information is collected under the University of Winnipeg Act and 36(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purposes described above. Questions regarding this collection can be directed to facilities@uwinnipeg.ca. You may also contact the University's Information and Privacy Office at da.elves@uwinnipeg.ca

Will my access change during this campus wide transition?

As we move forward with this update we will be redefining door access privileges on a departmental basis. This work will be done by Facilities Management in collaboration with the Chairs/Heads/Directors of departments across campus. Please contact your Supervisor should you have any questions about your access. 

Which fob/access card should I use on University printers/photocopiers?

Please continue to use your Salto fob/card on University printers/photocopiers until further notice.

Will students be issued new access cards?

This will be an upcoming phase in our implementation plan. More information will be provided when we are ready to begin issuing access cards to students.