The University of Nebraska-Lincoln utilizes a system of cameras for the purpose of safety, security and facilities maintenance. Cameras are located in many areas throughout campus including parking facilities, public areas of housing units, and primary pedestrian areas. Cameras are typically purchased by University departments for monitoring of their specific operations.
A campus camera standard is in place and helps ensure consistency in the use of this system allowing all cameras to be available for use in emergency situations. All cameras on this system are able to be viewed by University Police. The recordings are most often used to gather information through reviews of historical images. Camera owners and police are also able to conduct random real time monitoring as needed.