Security Centre

The Security Centre is the main location for the University Campus Security Team

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Security Centre, Ewing Building, Smalls Wynd

City Campus
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Opening hours

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


The University Campus Security Team consists of 20 men and women who staff the Security Centre 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our job is to help the University provide a safe and secure environment for all our staff, students and visitors. We are always available to provide assistance and guidance in all security issues related to our University, our people, and our property.

The Campus Security Centre is located in the Ewing Building in Smalls Wynd across from the Library and Learning Centre (LLC). Normal working hours access is via Reception at the main door. Out of hours, access is via a side door in Smalls Wynd near the junction with Smalls Lane opposite LLC, press buzzer on door to speak with Security Office. This location is normally staffed 24-hours a day unless all the on-site Security Officers have left to attend to a serious incident.

In the rare event that the Security Centre is not manned, Security can always be reached by telephone.


The University has installed CCTV cameras at strategic external locations to complement those systems operating in various buildings. The system will be extended to cover the entire City campus, and also Ninewells campus. The system will be monitored and recorded and any incidents or crimes captured on camera will be passed to the police and may also be used in any University disciplinary proceedings.


If you are the victim of a crime or if you have been subject to harassment or assault, or if you wish to report a security matter please complete a Security Incident Report. The report will be sent by email to the Security Manager. This can be submitted anonymously if desired.

It is important that all security incidents are reported to help us prevent recurrence and if you see anything or anyone suspicious please tell us immediately. In an emergency contact the police without delay.

Assistance points

There are six (6) separate Assistance Points on the campus. These points provide instant 2-way communications with Security and they can respond to any requirement upon activation. The user is able to stay in constant communication under video surveillance with Security. Their locations are as follows:

  1. Main car park area off Park Place.
  2. Smalls Wynd by Harris Building.
  3. Smalls Wynd north end by charging points.
  4. Hawkhill opposite ISE Building.
  5. Matthew Building north east end on wall by caged area.
  6. Heathfield car park. Level 1

Found or lost property

The Campus Security Group regularly receives found property and deals with enquiries concerning the lost property. You are advised to contact them if you have lost something or you find a property that needs to be safeguarded until the owner is identified.

Campus Security Group

The Campus Security Group is chaired by a Deputy Principal and includes representatives from Schools, departments, the Safety Office, the Students Association and the police. It receives reports from the Security Manager and agrees on future strategies to improve and develop safety on campus. Should you have any suggestions on how we might enhance security please contact the Security Manager in the first instance.

Emergency phone number is +44(0)1382 384141

Non-emergency number is +44(0)1382 385850

Email: Security@dundee.ac.uk