CCTV cameras in Student Halls

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Dear Heriot-Watt University,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from Student housing & Privacy.

The amount total of CCTV cameras within the universities hall of residence.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.
Yours faithfully,

E. Hutchison

Freedom of Information, Heriot-Watt University

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Dear Eilidh,


Thank you for your recent information request regarding CCTV in student
halls. Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002. 


I can confirm that there are a total of 61 cameras within our student
residences on campus.  Please note, this figure is the total from our 9
residency buildings.  We hope you find this information useful.


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Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, 

Fife KY16 9DS 

Telephone: 01334 464610 

Fax: 01334 464611 

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