Can You Hear Me Now? Trail Call Boxes Upgraded
Westchase District has upgraded the eight emergency call boxes located along the District's trail system with 4G technology.
The 10-foot solar powered towers are equipped with video cameras and allow trail users to call the District's dispatch service, which can send officers to each station.
4G service means quicker response times for those placing emergency calls and better video clarity for the dispatch service that receives the calls.
"The call boxes provide trail users with a level of confidence as well as a form of communication during many scenarios that may arise," said Don McKinney, Westchase District's Vice President of Public Safety. "That could be anything from reporting suspicious activity to requesting assistance with urgent health issues."
An additional four emergency call boxes will be installed along the Westchase District trail system in 2020.