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Security Alerts focus on current Security events that are important to the wider QUT community. Please support a safe secure QUT by regularly reading these alerts and promoting them to your colleagues.

Security Alert - 28 May 2015

There have been a number of recent hold-ups reported in the City Botanic Gardens and the riverside area near the Goodwill Bridge. These events have occurred during the evening and the Queensland Police Service report that they are actively working to apprehend the offenders. To help keep you safe, you are urged to be aware and take care when enjoying the Gardens, avoid isolated areas, travel in groups, avoid the Gardens at night and to report all suspicious activity to QUT Security on telephone number 3138 5585 or free call 1800 065 585.  
For a range of handy security hints please visit the QUT Security website where you are also able to download the “SafeZone” smart phone App which is a duress button in your pocket.

Security Alert - 8 May 2015

There have been a couple of incidents reported in the City Botanic Gardens recently. One involved a wilful exposure while the other involved intoxicated males threatening passers-by. These events have occurred during the evening and the Queensland Police Service report that they are actively working to apprehend the offenders. To help keep you safe, you are urged to be aware and take care when enjoying the Gardens, avoid isolated areas, travel in groups, avoid the Gardens at night and to report all suspicious activity to QUT Security on telephone number 3138 5585 or free call 1800 065 585.

For a range of handy security hints please visit the QUT Security website where you are also able to download the “SafeZone” smart phone App which is a duress button in your pocket.

Security Alert - 23 May 2014

There have been a couple of incidents of wilful exposure in the City Botanic Gardens recently. These events have occurred during the evening and the Queensland Police Service report that they are actively working to apprehend the offender. To help keep you safe, you are urged to be aware and take care when enjoying the Gardens, avoid isolated areas, travel in groups, avoid the Gardens at night and to report all suspicious activity to QUT Security on telephone number 3138 5585 or free call 1800 065 585.  

For a range of handy security hints please visit the QUT Security website where you are also able to download the SafeZone smart phone App.

Security Alert - 22 October 2013

Staff are reminded to be aware and to take care when at work. Over recent days there have been two reported thefts, one at Gardens Point and the other at Kelvin Grove of personal items. These incidents are associated with a brazen individual wearing a high visibility vest, boldly walking into workplaces and asking people to open Cardax access controlled doors to allow him entry. When challenged, he poses as an air conditioning technician, checking air flow.
If you see someone or something in your working area that doesn't seem quite right, call QUT Security on 3138 5585 or free call 1800 065 585. In an emergency, call 3138 8888. Please consider programming these numbers into your desk or mobile phone.

Security Alert - 25 July 2013

Please be advised that there have been a number of violent criminal incidents in the City Botanic Gardens recently. These events have occurred during the evening and the Queensland Police Service advise that they are taking an active part in combating this anti social behaviour. However, to help keep yourself, the University and its surroundings safe you are urged to be aware and take care when enjoying the Gardens, avoid isolated areas, travel in groups, avoid the Gardens at night and to report all suspicious activity to QUT Security on telephone number 3138 5585 or free call 1800 065 585.

For a range of handy security hints please visit the QUT Security website

Security Alert - 24 May 2013

Staff are reminded to be aware and to take care when at work. Over recent days there have been several reported incidents involving brazen individuals. The first involved someone pretending to sell “promotional” iPhone 5’s for half price. If the offer is too good to be true it probably isn’t.  The second involved another individual boldly walking into a workplace and picked up an iPad from a desk. When challenged by a worker he demanded the password. When challenged a second time he demanded to speak to the staff member’s supervisor before finally leaving, without the iPad, when other staff became involved.

If you see someone or something in your working area that doesn't belong, call QUT Security on 3138 5585 or free call 1800 065 585. In an emergency, call 3138 8888. Why don't you program these numbers into your desk or mobile phone right now?

Security Alert - 2 October 2012

A student was the victim of a robbery during the evening in the City Botanic Gardens recently. The Queensland Police Service advise that they are taking an active part in combating this anti social behaviour and Security are stepping up challenges of people on campus after hours. However, to help keep yourself, the University and its surroundings safe you are urged to be aware and take care when enjoying the Gardens, avoid isolated areas, travel in groups, avoid the Gardens at night and to report all suspicious activity to QUT Security on telephone number 3138 5585 or free call 1800 065 585.

Security Alert - 24 August 2012

Over recent days there have been several reported thefts of bicyles from Gardens Point campus. To help better protect your bicycle , please consider the use of a solid metal "D" lock as well as using a secure bicycle compound or individual bike locker. In addition, the Queensland Police Service will loan you an engraver at no charge so that you may engrave identifying details on your bike frame. Report all suspicious to QUT Security on telephone number 3138 5585 or free call 1800 065 585.

For a range of handy security hints please visit the QUT Security website and don't provide a thief with the opportunity to ruin your day.

Security Alert - 2 June 2011

Staff are reminded to be aware and to take care when on campus. If you see someone or something in your working area that doesn't belong, call QUT Security on 3138 5585 or free call 1800 065 585. In an emergency, call 3138 8888. Why don't you program these numbers into your mobile phone right now .

Security Alert - 15 October 2010

Over recent days there have been several reported incidents involving the theft of personal property that has been left unsecured or unattended in workplaces and offices during working hours. If you see someone that doesn’t belong in your working area call security on 88888.

Please keep your property and that of the University secure and don't provide a thief with the opportunity to ruin your day. Report all suspicious activity to QUT Security on telephone number 3138 5585 or free call 1800 065 585.

Security Alert - 23 June 2010

Please be advised that there have been a number of recent violent criminal incidents in the City Botanic Gardens. These events have occurred during the evening and the Queensland Police Service advise that they are taking an active part in combating this anti social behaviour. 

However, to help keep the University and its surroundings safe you are urged to be aware and take care when enjoying the Gardens, avoid isolated areas, travel in groups especially at night and to report all suspicious activity to QUT Security on telephone number 3138 5585 or free call 1800 06 5585. 

Security Alert - 12 November 2009

There have been a couple of recent incidents of suspicious persons on campus.  During one of these episodes the person became physical.  Please recognise potentially dangerous situations before they develop, assess the risks and have a safety plan. Respect your intuition. Don't allow rationality to override your 'sixth sense' it could save you from danger..

If you feel threatened or if you see any suspicious person or activity call the Security Help Desk on 3138 5585, free call 1800 065 585. or in an emergency 3138 8888.

Security Alert - 20 August 2009

Please be advised that there have been a number of assaults reported in the City Botanic Gardens recently. The Queensland Police Service are taking an active part in combating this anti social behaviour. 

However, to keep safe you are urged to be aware and take care when enjoying the Gardens. You may wish to avoid the Gardens at night, avoid isolated areas, travel in groups and to report all suspicious activity to QUT Security on telephone number 31385585 or free call 1800 06 5585

Security Alert - 19 August 2009

Over the last couple of days there have been several reported incidents of the theft of cash taken from desks, bags and purses that may be linked to the presence on campus of a presentable, thin to medium build, average height, Caucasian male in his 30’s who has variously been discovered by staff in affected, unsecured workplaces during normal hours. When asked by these staff what he is doing in their workplace, he replies he is looking for a friend or the toilet. If you see someone that doesn’t belong in your working area call security immediately on 88888.

Please keep your property and that of the University secure and don't provide a thief with the opportunity to ruin your day. Report all suspicious activity to QUT Security on telephone number 3138 5585 or free call 1800 065 585.

Security Alert - 26 May 2009

Advice has been received that Police have found numerous skimmers on ATM's in Post Office Square, Riverside, McArthur Central and Elizabeth Street in Brisbane Central on 21 May 09. Skimmers are used as fraud devices that record your card details so they can be illegally used to access your account.

If you have used your card at any ATM's in the Brisbane Central vicinity this week, you may want to contact your financial institution.

Please keep your property and that of the University secure and don't provide a thief with the opportunity to ruin your day. Report all suspicious activity to QUT Security on telephone number 3138 5585 or free call 1800 065 585.

Security Alert - 08 August 2008

Please be advised that there have been a number of violent criminal incidents in the City Botanic Gardens recently. These events have occurred during the evening and the Queensland Police Service advise that they are taking an active part in combating this anti social behaviour. However, to help keep yourself, the University and its surroundings safe you are urged to be aware and take care when enjoying the Gardens, avoid isolated areas, travel in groups, avoid the Gardens at night and to report all suspicious activity to QUT Security on telephone number 3138 5585 or free call 1800 065 585.

Security Alert - 13 May 2008

Please be advised that there have been a number of violent criminal incidents in the City Botanic Gardens recently. These events have occurred during the evening and the Queensland Police Service advise that they are taking an active part in combating this anti social behaviour.

However, to help keep the University and its surroundings safe you are urged to be aware and take care when enjoying the Gardens, avoid isolated areas, travel in groups and to report all suspicious activity to QUT Security on telephone number 3138 5585 or free call 1800 065 585.

Security Alert - 9 May 2008

There have been three recent reported incidents involving the theft of lap top computers from unsecured and unattended office areas at Gardens Point. Please consider using Kensington security locking cables to secure your computer to your desk and challenge strangers in your working area.

Please keep your property and that of the University secure and don't provide a thief with the opportunity to ruin your day. Report all suspicious activity to QUT Security on telephone number 3138 5585 or free call 1800 065 585.

Security Alert - 30 January 2008

There have been three recent reported incidents involving a man behaving suspiciously on Gardens Point campus. This person has entered unsecured or unattended workplaces and offices during working hours and may be linked to the reported theft of personal and University property from these areas. If you see someone that doesn’t belong in your working area call security on 88888.

Please keep your property and that of the University secure and don't provide a thief with the opportunity to ruin your day. Report all suspicious activity to QUT Security on telephone number 3138 5585 or free call 1800 065 585.

Security Alert - 8 November 2007

There has been a recent increase in reported incidents where students who have left their belongings insecure and unattended, even for only short periods, have exposed their property to opportunistic theft.

Please keep your personal items secure and don't provide a thief with the opportunity to ruin your day. Report all suspicious activity to QUT Security on telephone number 3138 5585 or free call 1800 065 585.

Security Alert - 17 September 2007

Recently there have been several reported incidents of theft of personal and University property. This has included items such as wallets, bags and mobile phones which have been exposed to opportunistic theft when left insecure and unattended, even for only short periods.

Please keep your property and that of the University secure and don't provide a thief with the opportunity to ruin your day. Report all suspicious activity to QUT Security on telephone number 3138 5585 or free call 1800 065 585.

Security Alert - 27 August 2007

There have been several recent incidents involving a suspicious male person on Carseldine and Gardens Point campus. If you think that you are being stalked or harassed, contact QUT Security who can offer personal security escorts, personal safety information and other protective services.

In order to avoid potentially dangerous situations, always assess the risks, think about what you would do if you felt threatened, and have a safety plan.

If you see a suspicious person or activity call the Security Help Desk on 3138 5585 or in an emergency 3138 8888.