The blue emergency phones consist of a two-way intercom-style phone that connects to the Campus Watch Control Room (staffed 24/7) at the push of a button. You can use these at any time of the day or night: just push the red button on the wall-mounted or free-standing tower unit.
These units also have a Wide Area Emergency Broadcast System incorporated into them. This system enables realtime or prerecorded emergency broadcasts to be transmitted from powerful speakers contained in the units. These broadcasts can be transmitted to one, all, or any combination of units throughout the Dunedin campus.
During an emergency situation, a warning siren will sound followed by a voice announcement and instructions.