Access Control

Access control is used to manage and regulate access to buildings and individual rooms using electronic devices such as readers, locks and remote time clocks. Access control equipment is very versatile and can be integrated with automatic doors, lifts, lockers and turnstiles.

The University is in the process of installing SALTO access control products across its sites. View information on how these locks work and where they are currently located.

KentOne ID cards are automatically programmed with access to the Templeman Library. If you require access to additional areas, please submit a request by emailing the appropriate division or deparment.

New cards

If you require a new ID card, please see the contact details in the table below.

Card typeContact
Staff memberComplete the request form
Canterbury studentVisit Rutherford reception
Medway studentVisit Medway reception

Please note that replacement cards are issued with the same level of access as the original card. You do not need to request access to areas you previously had access to.

Requesting a change to opening times

Please complete this online request form if you would like a building or door to be unlocked outside of normal working hours.

Emergency Operation

View information on how to operate an access control door in an emgergency situation (such as power failure or fire).


To report a defect with an access control door/component, please contact Estates Customer Services on (01227 8)16666 or log a defect using the online defect reporting system.

Bespoke Operations/Alterations

It's possible to configure access control doors in a number of different ways. If you would like advice or to discuss a bespoke setup, please email

New Installations

Requests for new access control doors should be submitted via the Rechargeable Works Request system.

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Last Updated: 03/02/2023