New security control room at Old Road Campus
The Security Services team are set to open a new control room at Old Road Campus, after recently taking ownership of space in the newly-completed Innovation Building, formerly known as Building 696
While the Innovation Building was completed, the Security Services presence at Old Road was in a temporary structure; the new control room will greatly improve the service the team can provide to the campus, providing dedicated facilities for functions such as alarm monitoring, lone worker protection and CCTV surveillance.
It is even designed to act as a backup for the main Security Services control room at the Old Observatory, enabling staff there to take over all monitoring duties across the estate if there is any problem at the primary control room.
The room is being equipped over the autumn and is expected to be fully operational in January.