Duke University Installs Federal Signal Campus Safety, Security Network

More than ever, parents are seeking comprehensive ways to stay in touch with students on campuses so they can rest assured that their children are and secure. At the same time, campus administrators are leveraging advanced communications technology to enhance campus safety. Duke University, located in Durham, N.C., has met both objectives by deploying a Federal Signal campus safety and security system to keep students and faculty and staff informed of life-threatening emergencies.

Aaron Graves, associate vice president for campus safety and security at Duke said the University was looking for a reliable system to help protect its growing campus community with an undergraduate and graduate student enrollment of nearly 14,000 and 33,000 faculty and staff.

"We required a campus safety and security system that allows us to quickly connect with students, parents, faculty and staff when events demand," he said.

The Federal Signal campus safety and security solution includes an electronic Federal Signal digital siren network that can produce tone-alerts and voice announcements heard throughout the campus community. The siren network is controlled by an integrated Federal Signal siren encoder that enables secure and reliable siren activation by campus safety officials.

The siren can plug into Federal Signal's Codespear-enabled industry platform to enable simultaneous activation of sirens and alerting to cell phones, landline phones, radios, PDA's, pagers, e-mail addresses and other indoor warning devices. The safety and security platform provides distributed instant messaging and scenario management architecture that features instant scalability, redundancy and automated fail-over features.

"Federal Signal's alerting and notification systems help mission-critical messages quickly reach intended recipients," said Michael K. Wons, vice president and general manager of Federal Signal’s Public Safety Systems Division. "We are excited to help Duke University maintain a safe and secure campus community."

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