Security About Us

About Us

We are here to provide assistance and to offer support to students, staff and visitors at the University. Our main  function is to ensure, as far as is possible, the personal safety of students, staff and visitors; the security of University buildings and other property; the control of traffic and parking.
The Security Management Team consists of Andrew Moore (Manager), Christopher Beazer (Assistant Manager) who cover Pontypridd, Cardiff, The Sport Park and Newport.

In addition, Security Officers operate on a continuous shift pattern to provide cover for the University at its various Campuses and Halls of Residences. The officers are deployed on a patrol and response basis, performing foot and mobile patrols throughout the campuses.
Security Control Centre

The Universities CCTV Control Centre operates 24 hours a day, every day, and is  located in the Security Lodge Main Campus. During normal opening hours Security can be located in the following locations:  Anzani House Glyntaff, Main Reception Atrium and Main Reception Newport. The Control Centre staff operate a radio system, monitor alarms, CCTV across all campuses and acts as the primary line of communication for members of the university and as a link to the emergency services.


A comprehensive CCTV Camera system operates throughout the University campuses. The cameras are monitored and the images are recorded digitally in accordance with the Data Protection principles. Still pictures can be acquired from the video image if required. Video records can be used as evidence of crimes committed against University Staff, Students, Visitors or property. The cameras, in conjunction with two-way radios, are used to great effect, directing security staff to incidents, observing, following and apprehending intruders, or suspected criminals. CCTV Code of Practice and Body Worn Video Standard Operating Procedures

Reporting an Incident:

For emergencies, please call  (01443) 483333 or  (Ext 83333 when using an internal land line)  then inform Security of the emergency providing as much information as possible  – why not store this number in your mobile as one of your speed dial numbers?

For non-emergency situations and to report an incident, please call:

  • Treforest (01443) 482057
  • Glyntaff (01443) 483011
  • Atrium (01443) 668538
  • Newport (01633) 435020

Or visit the Security Control Centre and speak to one of the University’s Security Officers.

Crimes and incidents should be reported to the Police, and also inform the University’s Security team to allow us to maintain our incident records.

If you are or have been a victim of crime  further help and advice can be found on the Victim Support Web Site

All personal details provided will be held and processed by the University of South Wales in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

We can help you with:

  • Crime Prevention advice, Security assessments.
  • The investigation of incidents, crimes and internal matters.
  • Advice on matters relating to crime and offences.
  • Investigating complaints from residents of unsociable or criminal behaviour of students.
  • CCTV, fire and intruder alarm monitoring from our purpose-built control rooms
  • Key holding
  • Car parking and enforcement
  • Planning of large scale events and VIP visits and Security at such events
  •  Liaison with emergency services at incidents
  • Security surveys for new or existing building projects 
  • Maintain and update the University access control system

In an Emergency Please Call: (01443) 483333 (Ext 83333 when using an internal land line) Please inform Security on your campus if an Ambulance has been called and where it is going.