TOWSON UNIVERSITY ENHANCES SECURITY BY SETTING A STANDARD WITH EMERGENCY PHONES

This article describes security methods used in three parking structures at Towson University, the second largest university in Maryland situated on a 328-acre campus. In particular, it details the emergency phone system in the three structures. The phones are located on each parking deck at each stair tower and are integrated with the CCTV systems. The phones allow someone in need of emergency assistance to simply push a red button, which places an emergency call to the university Police Department and activates a strobe light that might enable passersby to assist. When the emergency call comes in, police communications operators can see and hear via CCTV what is occurring. Pushing a black button activates a keypad on the phone, allowing callers to enter whatever extension they wish. Besides parking facilities, the university uses the emergency phones at bus stops and other key locations.

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    Bricepac, Incorporated

    12228 Venice Boulevard, Suite 541
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90066
  • Authors:
    • Shanes, S
  • Publication Date: 2003-6

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00961108
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2003 12:00AM