Can You Hear Me Now?

September 2, 2008

Adding to its already extensive approach to emergency notification, Baylor University has installed loudspeakers in nine strategic outdoor locations on and off campus to instantly alert students, faculty and staff of possible dangerous situations.

The entire Baylor campus will be able to hear the sound of an emergency message from the speakers, which are capable of projecting sound of about 80 decibels at 3,000 feet away. Speaker systems also are mounted around the Floyd Casey Stadium complex.

The new loudspeaker system will supplement Baylor's Connect-ED emergency notification service, which uses phone calls, e-mail and text messages to reach all students, faculty and staff with information and updates during unforeseen events or emergencies. These multi-modal capabilities coupled with the new loudspeaker system allow Baylor to keep students, faculty and staff informed whether they are in their residence hall, off-campus home, sitting in front of their computers or on their way to class.