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Bike security on campus

Hundreds of students, staff and visitors use their bikes to reach campus every day – and it’s fantastic to see this form of transport taken up more and more.

As with all areas where there are lots of bikes, unfortunately that does sometimes mean thieves can take advantage of the situation.

Sadly over the past month there have been several thefts both on the Sussex campus and the University of Brighton Moulsecoomb campus.

The University security team are of course in contact with Sussex Police on this matter and are stepping up patrols.

At the same time, we want to make sure that students, staff and visitors do everything possible to keep their bicycles safe.

Here’s some advice to consider when parking a bike on campus:

  • Please park your bike in an allocated space or rack, and avoid parking where racks aren’t installed
  • Use a strong, metal D-lock to secure your bicycle at all times and avoid using a cable lock or combination lock, which can be more easily defeated by bike thieves - for a quick guide on how to lock your bike securely, watch this video
  • Keep an eye out for suspicious individuals and report any behaviour you think looks unusual to campus security as soon as possible on 01273 873333
  • Even if you don’t intend to use your bike for several days, check it regularly to make sure that it remains securely parked

Roger Morgan, Head of Security, says: “Our security staff are here to support you and offer advice whenever you need it. Please don’t hesitate to call a member of the team – we’re available 24/7 on 01273 873333. We take crime prevention very seriously and will do everything we can to help.”

Sussex Police have asked anyone with information about any of the recent thefts to report online or call 101, quoting serial 1046 of 24/10.

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Posted on behalf of: Security
Last updated: Monday, 29 October 2018

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Good information. One thing that the university could do is provide more racks for parking and put cameras at least on the main ones. I have been told that bikes were stolen from the Jubilee rack. Not only that area has not enough space but it has no camera.

From Arthur Moreira on 2 November 2018
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