Today, security is of utmost importance at the nation’s colleges and universities. Events such as the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 remind administrators, parents and students of the stark reality that considering the safety of all individuals who visit, work or attend classes at college campuses is essential. The need to implement a comprehensive mobile duress, situational awareness, location and mass notification system is now a mission critical requirement in order to achieve a level of security that will ensure the safety and protection of those on campus. Now, there are wireless sensor networks that can offer an integrated location and situational awareness solution. These new systems combine mass notification capabilities with the most advanced positioning technology to pinpoint mobile duress alarm devices. They also can monitor any security and sensor devices and interface to fire, access control and environmental systems, and provide instant notification to mass communication alert devices.