Cardiff University Security

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Cardiff University Security

The Security Centre and Control Room are located on the Park Place side of the Sir Martin Evans Building and is home to the Security Services and Portering team. Aside from operating the Control room, this facility can also create and administer ID cards, and sells highly secure bicycle d-locks to staff and students at a discounted rate. Contact us to find out what bicycle locks are available and how much they are.

The Control Room is maintained in accordance with Home Office Guidelines, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is here that CCTV cameras are monitored, with all images being stored on hard disk recorders. Images taken from these recordings can be used as evidence of crimes committed against University staff, students and property. Please note we are unable to allow viewing of CCTV footage. Any incidents that would require you to make a request will need to be reported to the Police.

Control Room staff maintain a high level of service throughout the day and night, operating the University’s internal emergency telephones outside of office hours as well as monitoring fire and intruder alarms and a city wide two-way radio systems.

Security and emergency contacts

There are several ways to raise any security or emergency issues that you may have.


You can call the local Police services in two ways:

  • For emergency calls, dial 999.
  • For non-emergency calls, dial 101.

If you are deaf or hard of hearing and need to contact South Wales Police in an emergency, you can dial the force’s minicom system or use an emergency SMS service.

The minicom number is 01656 656980.

University security

For both emergency and non-urgent issues, please contact the Control Room, open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Security Control Room