Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

NSU Upgrades Security with App

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

NSU Upgrades Security with App

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TAHLEQUAH - The start of the fall semester at Northeastern State University ushered in a new era of campus security, as students, faculty and staff can now connect with campus police in a matter of seconds.

The 911Shield mobile application will provide the campus community with the ability to be connected at all times.

According to Patti Buhl, director of public safety at NSU, the diverse functionality of the software, which was created by 911Cellular Technologies, allows for a broader interface and flow of information.

"This new system provides a means by which to communicate with students, faculty and staff, as well as them communicating with us," Buhl said.

In this way, while campus police can warn students in the event of severe weather with instructions for safety procedures, and users can send messages or alerts to a 24-hour dispatch located on the Tahlequah campus.

Campus Police Capt. James Bell said the system uses an indoor positioning system would allow campus police to find the exact location of a student inside a building. …

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