Texarkana-area Courthouse to use Emergency Button System

Emergency alarm buttons will send audio alerts to police radios in case of trouble inside courthouse


The courthouse in Miller County, Ark., has moved to an interesting wireless emergency system following the high-profile incident of a judge's murder in the Atlanta courthouse.

The officials approved and have now begun testing an alarm system that uses emergency "buttons" which can automatically put out a call on police dispatch radios.

Twenty-five of the emergency buttons will be used and distributed. Buttons will be able to broadcast a message specific to a location in the courthouse.

According to KTAL-TV in Shreveport, La., the new system will cost the courthouse approximately $14,000.