Michigan Tech Updates blue light emergency Telephone system

HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) – Michigan Technological University recently set five new emergency telephones throughout their campus.

This job was in development for the last two decades, and has been financed by a grant from the State of Michigan.

Every crisis telephone has a button right dialing campus safety. All are outfitted with four cameras for surveillance.

The college put in those new emergency telephones to correct problems with the preceding ones.

“The previous ones where mounted on structures or inside buildings. They had been difficult to locate, there was a grim light on the construction, but you needed to enter the entry door to discover a telephone on the wall. We eliminated those once we place the new ones up,” said MTU Principal Systems Analyst, Scott Ackerman.

The emergency telephone towers can also be equipped with wireless access points to help boost Michigan Tech’s Wi-Fi network.

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