Campus Security Services
Location: V Block, Gate 16, 114 Alexander Cresent
Phone: Extn 8700 or from externally (09) 968 8700
Campus Security Service Officers perform the following tasks:
- provide a security presence during peak hours
- conduct patrols of the campuses during the day and night
- respond immediately to emergency calls
- activate access cards as requested
- maintain and monitor security cameras and alarms on campus
- provide escorts in specific instances of concern
- monitor parking on the campus
- speak to student classes
- provides information on personal security
- Emergency phones are located at both campuses
After-hours access is processed by Campus Security. Certain arears may require lecturer's authorisation, so you will need to check with your lecturers.
Personal scurity on campus
- Campus Security Officers are available to escort students and staff between buildings, campus carparks and local public transport points. To arrange this service please call security on (09) 968 8700. Please note that Security Officers may be busy and there could be a short delay.
Security Help Points (Yellow box)
Security Help Points are strategically located in some areas of the institute to enhance personal security and safety. View the locations of the Security help phone points around MIT (pdf).
How to use the Security Help Phone (Yellow box)
- Press the red button
- Call will go through to security Radio Transmitter (RT)
- State where you are calling from (location written on Yellow box)
- State your request (i.e. seeing something suspicious, need an escort, reporting an incident, etc)
- Security will attend
- Recognise potentially dangerous situations before they develop.
- Assess the risks and have a safety plan. Think about what you would do if you felt threatened.
- Carry a personal alarm, or be prepared to scream or shout loudly if attacked.
- Respect your intuition. Do not allow rationality to override your 'sixth sense' - it could save you from danger.
- Consider taking a self-defence course; for details of courses contact Campus Security.
- When you are socialising, do not drink too much; keeping a clear head makes it easier to make decisions regarding personal safety.
- If assaulted on campus, report the incident to Campus Security.
Taking public transport
- Know your timetables to avoid long waits.
- Keep to open, populated areas while waiting in full view of bus or train.
- Avoid empty carriages and, where possible, take an aisle seat.
- Phone for taxis rather than hailing them; sit in the back on the opposite side from the driver and do not disclose personal information.
- Never leave your wallet, bag, purse, or other items of property unsecured or unattended.
- Only carry cash for your immediate needs.
- Clearly mark your property.
- Never carry your Personal Identification Number (PIN) with your credit cards; never tell anyone, including a bank representative, what your PIN is.
- Never let anyone see your PIN when entering it on an Automatic Teller Machine; always carry your bag or purse close to you.
- Do not put your bag or purse on the floor when in a public toilet cubicle.
- Do not leave keys, cash or other valuables in your desk drawers.
- Lock your car and the office when you leave it.
- Report all theft to Campus Security.
- Lost/Found property may be checked by contacting Campus Security.
In your car
- Park in a well-lit, busy area; make sure your surroundings are safe before getting out of your car.
- Do not leave valuables in your car.
- Always lock your car securely, close the windows, and lock the boot.
- Walk confidently to or from your car with your keys held ready to open the door or to be used to defend yourself.
- Check the back seat or hatch for intruders before getting into your car.
- Once inside, lock all doors and if possible leave windows up until you have reached your destination.
- If a passing motorist indicates that you should stop, keep driving to a service station. If you decide to stop, stay in the car with the doors locked and the window partly open to speak through. Drive away if you feel threatened.
- Avoid lonely places, especially at night, walk only on lit walkways away from shrubs and trees, and do not take short cuts.
- Be alert and walk purposefully - confidence deters attackers. Walk with a friend or stay with a group.
- Be wary of strangers, on foot or in cars, asking directions - it is better to be rude than in danger.
- If someone follows you, change direction and go to a place where there are other people.
- If you feel unsafe anywhere, anytime, contact Campus Security on (09) 968 8700 and request a security escort.