The University operates non-audio closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras on and around campus to help take care of both people and property. Because of the unique residential nature of Otago, the University has a responsibility to make sure students are well cared for.
The cameras are there to:
- Help deter criminal behaviour
- Identify and prosecute offenders
- Improve safety
They are not there to police and discipline non-criminal student behaviour.
Since the University of Otago began operating CCTV cameras on and around the Dunedin campus, footage has been used to apprehend and prosecute offenders and retrieve stolen property.