n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Campus security and safety : incorporating new technology to an old paradigm of guarding

Special Edition 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



When it comes to maximising the safety and security of today's tertiary institutions, there are undoubtedly tremendous challenges. This is particularly so in terms of incorporating new technology, specifically surveillance systems, in the securing of large-scale and diverse campus environments, with multiple buildings often spread out over the campus terrain. The main challenge then for campus security managers is to change the mindset of campus guards in order for the latter to take into account the new challenges and risks to student and staff alike in keeping them optimally safe. This article looks at the concept 'Campus Safety and Security' and how campus security staff are facing up to the various challenges in changing and professionalising their approach, training and use of up-to-date new technological systems as aids in the provision of all-encompassing 24/7 safety and security on campus.

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