Collin College to Install $500,000 of Security Equipment Over Summer
Collin College is looking at massive security communications improvements over the summer and fall. The Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees approved a contract to purchase and install blue light towers and stainless-steel e-phones for all campuses.
- By Kaitlyn DeHaven
- July 02, 2019
The Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a contract to purchase and install blue light towers and stainless-steel e-phones for all Collin College campuses. The installation is scheduled for summer 2019, but it could take crews up to six months to finish the installations.
The blue light tower and the stainless-steel e-phone would increase security around the campuses by allowing students to have a touchpoint where they know they can access help immediately in the case of an emergency.
The blue light tower provides wireless emergency phone operation, and the stainless-steel e-phone is an emergency phone better equipped for parking garages and the inside of buildings where towers could not fit, according to Community Impact newspaper.
There will be 28 blue light towers installed in parking lots and common areas, and 18 stainless-steel e-phones installed in garages around campus.
District President Neil Matkin said that the security measures are being installed as a result of the November 2017 approval for the Collin College Safety Plan. The plan was made to facilitate emergency communications and protect students, faculty and staff.
“We are extremely interested in creating a safe environment for these groups,” Matkin said.
Kaitlyn DeHaven is the Associate Content Editor for the Infrastructure Solutions Group at 1105 Media.