As university campuses and surrounding communities expand, public safety needs change. Even a school with ample emergency communications in its central campus locations can find students experiencing worry or fear at the edges of campus or in more remote areas like bus stops or athletic fields.
For the University of Texas at Austin, students had long been petitioning campus officials to provide more public safety solutions for the growing West Campus area. Known for being poorly lit and somewhat removed from main campus operations, students requested the university and local businesses work together to install Blue Light Towers and E-Phones.
At the beginning of November, CASE was happy to bring online the first of what will hopefully be several new high-visibility CASE E-Phones to UT Austin’s West Campus region. Bright lighting during passive and active use, simple one-touch activation, durable stainless-steel construction, and wireless solar power and 4G cellular communication means the units can install almost anywhere, and at a fraction of the cost and time required by hardwired solutions.
UT Austin is just one of several universities responding to students across the country who want the peace of mind and extra layer of safety that reliable emergency communications provide.