Cuesta College is located in San Luis Obispo, CA and is highly regarded throughout the state for its excellent education programs, responsive student services and exceptional faculty and staff. Terry Reece, the Facility’s Services & Construction Director, contacted Visiplex, looking for an Audio/Visual emergency notification system to help protect students, employees, and visitors. The main requirements include: Coverage for two separate multiple building college campuses (San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles), color-coded, campus-wide visual notification ability and speaker system for emergency audio/voice alerts.
Visiplex solution for the requirements of Cuesta College comprises of two separate emergency notification systems (one for San Luis Obispo and one for Paso Robles). The complete project will involve 2 VNS5100 Mass Notification Paging Base Stations for the control rooms, 2 VS101-40 paging transmitter to provide full RF coverage throughout the campus area, 202 VNS2710 wireless, Multi-color Corridor Lights for campus-wide corridors and rooms, and 6 VNS2214-7 wireless outdoors horn speakers.
Each VNS2710 wirelessly controlled corridor light consist of red, amber, white and green colored lights. A solid red light is designed to signal a “campus-wide lockdown”. A flashing red light in conjunction of the sirens signals “campus evacuation”. The amber light serves to notify everyone on campus that an email or a text message alert has been sent. White light indicates a “status quo”, while a green light signals “all-Clear” and the approval for the resumption of regular campus activity.
The proposed system is fully wireless, eliminating the need for costly wiring between the different buildings. The system only requires an AC outlet for dome light fixtures and PA speakers for its operation. The total approximate cost of the proposed system is $57,000.