McKINNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Collin College is getting ready to spend nearly half-a-million dollars to improve security.

The Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the upgrade during a meeting Tuesday.

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This is part of an overall safety plan the board approved in November 2017.

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Collin College (credit: Alexis Ramirez – CBS 11)

As part of the upgrade, 28 blue light towers will be installed in parking lots and campus common areas and 18 stainless steel e-phones will be placed in parking garages.

Installation is scheduled to start later this month.

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It could take crews up to six months to finish the job.