IS&T Policies: Video Surveillance Policy

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MIT’s video recording devices generally retain footage for 30 days. All camera audio capabilities are disabled on all IS&T-supported cameras in accordance with federal and state law.

  • Authorized MIT Police Personnel with specific privileges have the ability to view archived video(s).
  • Designated IS&T staff are granted full administrative access to the archived video footage as part of their roles to ensure the support and operation of the system.
  • Members of the MIT community may be approved upon request by the MIT Campus Safety Working Group (CSWG) for live viewing of video recording footage and up to 30 minutes of archived playback.
  • Any request to view or export camera video archives must be submitted to MIT Police. IS&T will only retain and release camera video archives to MIT Police.


Any requests for exceptions to retain camera video for longer than 30 days must be approved by the Campus Safety Working Group (CSWG) in writing.