Our CampusSecurity Services

Security Services at Strathclyde provide a 24-hour security presence across the campus to keep students, staff and visitors safe. From controlling access to University buildings to stewarding at graduations and examinations, our team is here to support the Strathclyde community round the clock, 365 days a year.

Comprehensive security infrastructure

Security camera

Our campus is covered by 300 CCTV cameras. Our reception staff are security trained, and security patrols are present on campus at all times, providing a first-response service to incidents. Security Services at Strathclyde operate a 24-hour control room monitoring CCTV, access control systems, fire and intruder alarms across the campus.

Support for students

First aid kit

First aid

Our Security staff are fully trained first-aiders. We can also help you access the emergency services or police, if necessary.

Student using a laptop

Student Out-of-Hours Access

Requesting access (Red Cards)

From 1 October 2022, Security Services will revert to the physical issuing of red cards to students and third-party partners by departments. The Sharepoint application process will continue.

To apply, you must specify:

  • department contact to approve your request
  • location
  • times and dates out of hours access is required for

Submit your application via Out of Hours Access SharePoint site.

Information for Departments

Departments who wish to use the student out-of-hours access system should contact Colin Montgomery, Head of Security Services, to nominate responsible staff from their area. This does not affect the partner and third-party approval process. Red cards can be distributed by contacting the Security Supervisors, Richard Forsyth or Andrew Turner.

Partner Organisations can request limited access DS accounts for completion of the process via their local IT support.

Support for staff

Lone working

Security Services can accompany you for appointments or if you are working on campus out of hours.


Internal mail

We look after the collection and dispatch of internal mail services.

Cars parked on campus

Traffic management

We’re responsible for traffic management and orderly flow of traffic on campus. Information about car parking is available on the Estates Services website.