Two new systems introduced this year to help staff and students are proving very popular.
The SafeZone app – free to download and introduced to give extra piece of mind to all those on campus – is seeing its number of downloads rise rapidly.
Since May, downloads have more than quadrupled – there are now nearly 1000 – and with a concerted marketing focus planned for Welcome Week, it is hoped that the numbers will rise further.
The University’s online system for lost property – NotLost – was introduced towards the beginning of the last academic year to speed up the process of reuniting staff and students with their lost items.
Managed by the central Security team but linked to hubs around the University, the system logs found items and stores them locally. It searches for property and keeps users notified of progress by email.
The success of the system depends on the number of local hubs around the University and these have grown from one to 18, with every library and – critically – LUU now on board.
The numbers are growing weekly and marketing effort during Freshers week will help to push up registered users.
Mark Bownass, Head of Security said:
“We are here to keep students and staff safe and it is very encouraging to see that these two new initiatives are working so well. With further activitiy to promote them planned throughout the year, I hope that we will continue to see numbers grow.”
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