We could have used the eNotes system, but if something has to be acted on immediately, e-mail just doesn't quite get it," said Paul Kosel, assistant manager of Campus Security.
According to e2Campus'
Web site, e2campus.com
, 90 percent of college students have cell phones and "If you're not reaching students' cell phones, you're not reaching them."
The reason UNO
opted to add this service to their security notification system is due to the limits of relying on one overhead system.
"If there is a downside, there isn't 100 percent coverage," said Kosel
used long office suites as an example, saying many back offices would not hear the overhead system located in the hallways.
"We could probably stand to put a few more speakers in some places.
We are going to be adding some speakers on the outside, along the mall area.
That way, you don't necessarily have to be inside to hear the alert system," said Kosel
sees using the system beyond just the initial year.
"I can't think of any reason why, in a year from now, we wouldn't continue using this service.
I would imagine this will just become a part of university culture from here on out," he