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Access Services


Central Security coordinates card access for University of Minnesota students, faculty & staff; as well as campus vendors, service personnel, visitors, conference groups & many others.

Centrally-administered access control has been part of University of Minnesota – Twin Cities campus security since 1994. More recently, access control has expanded to include U of MN facilities in Morris, Grand Rapids, Crookston, the Urban Research & Outreach/Engagement Center (UROC), & the NOvA Experiment site near Orr, MN.  

Our customer base includes over 99,000 cardholders, in 183 facilities and more than 3,450 secured doors and elevators. Central Security partners with the U Card Office by utilizing the U Card to provide card access for students, faculty & staff.

By working with the U Card Office, Central Security is able to utilize the U Card and Smart Card for providing card access on campus.

Services Provided

  • Hardware Installation Programming
  • Central Security will program new card access hardware (card readers, door alarms, motion sensors) and digital video management systems (digital video cameras and recorders).

  • Card Access Database Administration
  • Cardholders are entered into our database for access to secured buildings and interior areas as needed. Each Department Access Coordinator communicates to Central Security the appropriate level of building access required for individual cardholders. We strive for 24-hour turnaround on card access requests and immediate response to emergency requests (lost/stolen cards, termination).

  • Card Reader Lock and Unlock Scheduling
  • To meet your departments' and/or buildings' security needs, Central Security can develop automated lock and unlock card reader schedules. Additionally, we can program special events for evenings and/or weekends.

    The University of Minnesota's Public Safety Emergency Communication Center (PSECC) can perform emergency after hours unlocks for your approved events.  This applies only to doors controlled electronically through the CCURE access control system.  There is an $80 per hour charge for this emergency service, with a one hour minimum. Department Access Coordinator authentication and departmental billing information is required in advance. For more information on this after hours service, please contact Access Services at

  • Customer Support
  • Departments with card readers and/or card holder issues may contact Central Security's Access Services unit for assistance. Additionally, Access Services may distribute clearance group reports upon request from your Department Access Coordinator.

CCTV/Card Access Monitoring Documentation Requests

Per University policy, information obtained through CCTV/Card Access is used exclusively for safety, security, and law enforcement purposes. Recorded data will be stored in a secure location with access by authorized staff only. Entities capable of requesting this data include the following:

  • University of Minnesota Police Department
  • Office of General Counsel
  • Human Resources Office
  • Department of Audits

For the purpose of conducting formal investigations, requests are to be submitted in writing to the Public Safety Emergency Communications Manager, Jeff Lessard (


About the Card Access Control System

C*CURE 9000 is a high-capacity computerized access control and activity monitoring system from Software House. The C*CURE 9000 system provides entry to secured buildings across campus using your U Card. C*CURE 9000 also enables automatic unlocking of doors at prearranged times during the day for your convenience. 24-hour system monitoring is provided by our Public Safety Emergency Communications Center



Access Services Staff

Main Office
Phone: (612) 624-1750

Gail Wagner
Information Technology Specialist
Phone: (612) 625-6893

Wayne LaMusga
Information Technology Specialist
Phone: (612) 625-8897

Tiffany George
Information Technology Specialist
Phone: (612) 626-7334



DAC Add/Change Form (doc)



Card Access Request Email

For after hours emergency card access requests, contact Central Security's Emergency Communication Center at 612-624-1750.

DAC Training Materials (ppt)

Access to University Buildings Policy

Video Surveillance and Card Access Policy

U Card Policy Statement


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