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UCL Security Services

Our objective: to provide a safe and secure working environment to all UCL staff, students and visitors.

Head of Facilities Lesley May 020 3108 8563
(Ext 58563)
Security Manager Mark West 020 7679 5994
(Ext 45994)
Deputy Security Manager Oliver Curran 020 7679 1628
(Ext 41628)
Security Systems Manager Mike Dawe 020 7679 7735
(Ext 37735)
Assistant Security Systems Manager   020 7679 2100
(Ext 32100)
Control Room Manager Paul Hayden 020 7679 1583
(Ext 31583)
Administrative Assistant
  020 7679 2102
(Ext 32102 & 37111)

Security Operations:

  • Deal with emergencies and criminal investigations
  • Patrol the premises 24 hours a day
  • Monitor CCTV and alarms in our control room
  • Staff the main gatehouses and receptions of some buildings
  • Offer advice and guidance regarding security matters

UCL Security Officers are available 24 hours a day to assist members of UCL with their queries.

In an emergency call 222 from any UCL phone.

For information on keeping safe in and around UCL please visit Staying Safe @ UCL.

Security Systems:

  • Provide ID / entry cards for students, staff and visitors to UCL. Access can be added to the cards to areas controlled by access control systems.
  • Install and maintain entry card systems.
  • Install and maintain CCTV and alarm systems, and the connection of external alarm systems to the UCL Control Room (fire, equipment failure etc.).
  • Provide keys.
  • Provide advice on security matters involving all types of locks and the use of access control, including arranging the design and installation of master-keyed lock systems.

For information about identity/access cards and keys, please visit the Security Systems page.

Emergency Contacts

To contact UCL Security 24/7 Call 020 7679 2108 or extension 32108
To contact the Police in an emergency Call 999
To contact the Police for a non-emergency: Call 101

The nearest Police Station to the main UCL Campus is:

Holborn Police Station
10 Lambs Conduit Street
Telephone: 101

Standard Specifications for Security at UCL

The UCL Security department is responsible for the policies and procedures that define our approach and response to security concerns. We're responsible for the provision of building attendants, security personnel and the on-going management, support and maintenance of security measures – including physical locks on doors, electronic access control, intercom systems, CCTV systems and alarm monitoring. Please visit our Standard Specifications page for full details.


Crime Prevention Advice

Staying Safe @ UCL

Staying Safe @ The Halls of Residence

Staying Safe @ Home

Staying Safe on Your Bike


Apply for a Skip/Container Location

Cascade Alert System

(Incident Management)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Security Systems

Car Parking Permits

Lost and Found Property

Theft Report Form
(Word document)

Movement of Property Form
(Word document)

CCTV Policy Statement

Standard Specifications

Out of Hours Working Application Form


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