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Distress system could improve courthouse security

November 14, 2005

Albany- Deputies tested a wireless panic distress system in the courthouse last month.

If the county buys the system, more than two dozen panic distress buttons will be located in courtrooms, offices and holding cells. When pressed, they'll send a digital emergency message to deputies.

"Currently in this contract there is 28 buttons, and far as the price, there's no price to pay for somebody's safety," says Capt. Tim Hanington of the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office.

If the county commission decides to purchase the $15,000 wireless security system, it could be installed before the end of the year.

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