The Union has a CCTV surveillance system and a Code of Practice in operation.
The system covers most of the main internal areas and some of the external areas of the Union building, and records 24 hours a day. We've placed signage at our building entrances to alert people to the cameras. All images are automatically stored for a minimum of 30 days.
The Code of Practice ensures that the Union’s operation of the system complies with the Data Protection Act 1998. The CCTV system is intended to contribute to the provision of a safe and comfortable environment in the following ways:
Reduce the fear of crime and offer reassurance to the public and staff members
- Facilitate the apprehension and prosecution of offenders
- Assist with the prevention and detection of crime, acts of terrorism and disorder committed inside the Union building
- Deal with any safety concerns