A new system of beacons and a computer software program are being installed at the University of Missouri (MU) to create an advanced notification system and help quickly get the word out during emergencies.

[caption id="attachment_59136" align="alignleft" width="150"]notification The new notification system will cost more than $400,000.[/caption]

About 225 beacons are being installed in high-traffic areas across MU's campus, home to more than 34,000 students.

They use strobes and sounds to get people's attention, and then alert messages will be displayed on a screen, university spokesman Christian Basi said.

The university is in the process...

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