Enhanced communication is key in campus crime
Call boxes have been a popular feature for safety on college and school campuses and may now be even more helpful in reporting crime due to new technological advances.
At recent report released by School Safety Summit sheds light on a new system that will allow students to speak directly with public officials and law enforcement during times of crisis. The new call boxes, installed in strategic areas on campus locations, are 10 feet tall with two-way radio call box towers which will enable students to communicate instantly with police and safety dispatches.
"We had an antiquated call box system that required a separate receiver at dispatch," said Jason Turner, CSU-Pueblo's director of environmental safety. "That's all gone. We're moving light years ahead now. After developing many ways for campus security to talk to the campus, we now also have a superior way for the campus to talk to us."
The new call boxes will feature easy-to-find beacons and will be solar powered with back up batteries lasting for 48 hours.