North American Colleges and Universities Select Federal Signal's Critical Communications System

UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Federal Signal Corporation's Safety and Security Systems Group announced today that more than twenty-five North American colleges and universities have recently selected the Federal Signal critical communications system for deployment on their campuses. The systems provide comprehensive campus-wide coverage that notifies individuals in key locations such as dormitories, administration and classroom areas, and office complexes of crisis situations. Federal Signal's critical communications system delivers the instant, reliable and complete mass notification that educational campus leaders depend on when seconds count.

"Federal Signal is helping campus administrators enhance public safety, security and well-being," said David R. McConnaughey, president of the Federal Signal Safety and Security Systems Group. "Advanced technology can play a positive role in protecting people, property and the environment during campus events, and our ability to combine indoor and outdoor all-hazard warning along with text, voice, and video message capabilities offers campus administrators a robust way to reach their diverse campus communities."

Federal Signal's comprehensive suite of critical communications systems includes all-hazard warning sirens, indoor public address systems, strobe lights, automated license plate recognition systems, campus alerting solutions, and text, voice, and video messaging systems. With the FS Codespear fail-safe communications system, messages can be sent to thousands of students, faculty and parents in seconds. Alerts can also be distributed across cell phones, mobile devices and radio networks. Campus police and public safety officials control the system through the FS Codespear-enabled Federal Commander digital software package, which offers secure activation and status monitoring of the system from one central location or from various locations if necessary.

Colleges and universities recently deploying Federal Signal's critical communications solutions include: Dallas Baptist University, Dallas ; Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.; Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago , Ill.; Texas A&M University, College Station, Tex.; University of Texas, Austin, Tex.; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond , Va.; and Wingate University, Wingate, NC.

For more information on what's new in campus alerting and how Federal Signal can help, please visit the Federal Signal news site at: where you will find the recently published whitepaper on interoperable communications and citizen alerting.

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About Federal Signal

Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) provides comprehensive municipal, governmental, educational campus, industrial and airport solutions that advance public safety, security and well-being every day. Federal Signal's interoperable industry platform helps emergency managers and first responders protect people, property and the environment. Trusted, high-priority products from Federal Signal include public safety and security systems, environmental maintenance solutions and fire rescue vehicles. Federal Signal was founded in 1901 and is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.

SOURCE Federal Signal Corporation's Safety and Security Systems Group