Campus Security Buttons
There are so many different visions that come to mind when I talk about campus security buttons. One of the most common is the very visible emergency phone tower seen on campuses throughout the country. The thing I hear most about those is that they are too far away for someone to reach if they are being attacked. That is a point well taken. If an assailant means to do you harm, he/she is not likely to do it near a tower or let the victim run to a tower to call for help. But are you aware that there are apps on a smartphone that allow a victim to alert security and/or send a message to the tower?
Many schools and businesses have installed a blue light system that works much the same way as a fire alarm system. Pull the alarm and the system instantly notifies the police, security, or other first responders that someone needs assistance. These systems can also be integrated into a smartphone app.
Blue light systems have progressed over the years and are now used for;
- Area of Rescue Assistance
- Intercom Systems
- Access Control
- Mass Notification, and more.
While the uses are many, selecting the best system to fit your needs is a little more complicated. However, a properly designed and engineered blue light system is a great asset to a well-rounded security plan.
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