A growing concern at U.S. universities and colleges is student and staff safety.
For Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, the solution for protecting its approximately 5,000 students from fire, severe weather, and other emergencies was to install a SimplexGrinnell voice-enabled fire alarm system. The system provides advanced fire detection and notification, and allows for emergency messages to be transmitted in campus buildings through fire alarm speaker devices. The location of activated devices can be identified so emergency personnel can respond quickly and efficiently.
Each array possesses 1200-1600 watts, which allows emergency messages to be heard beyond the campus, up to two miles away.