Northumbria University is home to almost 32,000 students and staff and was the first university in Europe to adopt SafeZone®. The service is now used across all its Newcastle facilities, central London campus and a new recently announced Amsterdam site. SafeZone is an essential element in Northumbria’s integrated approach to security that includes the university having its own dedicated crime prevention team and full-time police officer.
Newcastle is one of the UK’s liveliest cities, attracting over a quarter of a million visitors each year and renowned for its buzzing nightlife. Given the university’s city-centre locations, alerts are typically from users worried about suspicious people or feeling threatened. SafeZone enables the Northumbria security team to intervene more quickly, to offer support, and to prevent incidents from escalating. SafeZone has also helped save lives by accelerating first-aid support to victims suffering from cardiac arrest, stroke, severe choking or an extreme allergic reaction.