St. Cloud State University is committed to providing a safe environment by integrating the best practices of monitoring with technology. A component of a comprehensive security plan is electronic security through video ― a technology that can remotely monitor and record activity on campus.
The purpose of electronic video security monitoring is to support personal safety, deter crime, and provide an investigation tool. Video cameras may be used on campus to enhance safety and security. Cameras will not be monitored in real time, continuously or otherwise, except as circumstances dictate and resources permit. These cameras fall into one of three primary categories:
Category One – Public Safety
The purpose of video cameras is to assist in the protection and safety of the university community and its guests by allowing viewing and/or recording of video images of public spaces for the detection, assessment, investigation, and deterrence of prohibited behavior.
Category Two – Building and Property Protection
The purpose of video cameras is to assist in the protection of University owned and/or operated property, grounds, and buildings.
Category Three – Access Point and Security Verification
The purpose of video cameras is to document activity and ensure authorized use at controlled access points or alarms (example: residence hall fire exits).
St. Cloud State University has approximately 100 cameras on campus located outside or in high traffic areas such as Miller Center, Atwood Memorial Center, Halenbeck Hall, and the entrances to residence halls.