New CCTV installation

The on-campus safety of our staff, students and community continues to be our priority.

CCTV is an essential part of keeping our university community safe. It is required to minimise risk during daily business, to prevent and deter crimes from being committed, to support vulnerable individuals and to provide answers to questions when incidents take place.

Our new CCTV system is now in operation across the exterior of our University buildings to provide our Security Services team with an enhanced ability to manage our community’s safety. The new system will be on a centrally managed, dedicated network with improved data centres, ensuring resilience in our systems.

To ensure additional coverage in busy areas and to maximise our community’s safety, from the Autumn semester onwards, we plan to audit our existing CCTV within our buildings and across our campus. Subject to funds being available, these will be added to our improved University system.

What will this mean for me?

You may notice some minor work taking place as additional cameras are installed, but you will not experience any disruption. We will put up notices to inform all staff, students and visitors of our use of CCTV.


Our CCTV network will continue to comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA18), ensuring all data is effectively processed and managed. To find out more about the University’s use of personal data, please visit our Data Protection web page.  

About University’s Security Services community team

Your Security team are here to offer help, support and advice 24 hours a day, all year round.

Security is here for students, staff and the local community, to make us all safer. We do that in many ways, from responding to situations and patrolling the campus to managing vehicle barriers and planning ahead for emergencies.

Crime prevention is a vital part of our work: we’d much rather prevent a crime than respond to one. That’s why we offer lots of services to help you stay safe, from securing your bike and your home to guidance for when you’re out and about. We also rely on you as a community to help us achieve a safer campus, by reporting it when you see something that’s not right.

We want everyone’s experience here at the University of Birmingham to be a positive one. Please help us make this a reality.

To find out more, visit our Security pages.


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