New Outdoor Speakers on Emergency Poles to Be Tested

As part of UNC's layered emergency communication system, new speakers being installed on 24 emergency poles on campus will be tested throughout the day Wednesday, June 19.

The speakers, which produce audio levels similar to what's experienced at an outdoor stadium, are part of an upgrade to the emergency poles that also includes new phones and LED bulbs that have already been installed. The phones are linked to the UNC Police dispatch center in the event of an emergency. When emergency notification is needed, the speakers can be used, in addition to email, voice and text message, to alert campus.

For a map to locate emergency phones, consult the UNC map and select "Emergency Phones" from the list. To learn how to sign up for emergency alerts, visit the UNC Emergency Alert website.