Troy University installs emergency call boxes

Troy University at Phenix City has installed emergency call boxes in each building on campus in efforts to improve security at the college.

The custom-built boxes will allow students to contact the campus security guards and Phenix City First Responders 24 hours a day.

Each call box allows for two-way transmissions between the caller and the responder.

Administrators on campus have solicited the help of Phenix City's 911 call center to monitor calls from the call box.

“After the tragedy at Virginia Tech, Troy University reassessed its security protocols to improve campus safety,” Dean of Student Services Mary Ragland said in a press release. “The new call boxes are one of several enhancements we have undertaken in the past year in an effort to provide a safer environment for our students.”