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Melbourne installs security warning system across city

Melbourne installs security warning system across city
From BBC - December 10, 2017

Authorities in Melbourne, Australia, have installed loudspeakers that are designed to warn the public in the event of an emergency.

The speakers are part of a security upgrade after six people died in January when a man allegedly struck them deliberately with a car.

Police will use the speakers - to be deployed in more than 90 locations - to direct the public in an emergency.

Messages would advise people on their safest movements, officials said.

"The new speaker system, as well as permanent bollards and CCTV, will provide even greater protection and warning for the community in the event of a serious incident," said Lisa Neville, who is police minister in the state of Victoria.

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