U. of Missouri Upgrades Emergency Notification Systems

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri (MU) are currently installing emergency beacons with strobe lights at 225 locations campus-wide to complement the MU alert system.

In the event of the emergency, the beacons will flash to warn the campus community. The university began installing the beacons, which are connected through a system called Alertus, which displays emergency messages on computer screens, in July. The beacons are expected to be running for the start of the fall semester, Maneater.com reports.

The Alertus system creates Facebook posts, tweets, mass E-mails and texts for students, parents and staff who sign up for the MU alert system. Additionally, the university purchased Blackboard Connect to control the majority of mass notifications, excluding E-mail.

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