Texas State University is updating campus security measures. The university will add 13 K1 Blue Light E-Phones from Knightscope to call for help in case of emergency. 

Although it’s common to think of a cell phone as the easiest solution for calling for help in an emergency, there are countless times when mobile communications fail due to a lack of cellular service, a device that gets lost or runs out of battery, or even acceptable use policies on campus.

The phones will provide a way to call for help in an emergency if a student, faculty member or guest is unable to use their mobile device. TXST currently has more than 38,000 undergraduate and graduate students.