February 10, 2016
SSU has launched a free mobile app that turns any smartphone into a personal safety device.
As part of Shawnee State University’s commitment to campus safety, the SSU Department of Public Safety (DPS) announces the launch of Rave Guardian, a free mobile app that turns any smartphone into a personal safety device.
Simply download the Guardian app to your mobile phone to create a profile and invite friends and family to join your network as your “guardians.” When needed, the user can request one or more of their “guardians” to virtually walk with them on or off campus.
The Rave Guardian consists of easy emergency communication that uses a one-button call and connects users to SSU DPS officials (or 9-1-1 if users are off campus) and displays their profile and current location in the event of emergencies.
The app also allows users to set a safety timer, which the user sets with their current location and indicates where they are going and when they should arrive, and in the event the user does not make it to the destination and/or de-activates the timer, Guardians and campus safety will be immediately alerted.
The Guardian allows users to anonymously text and send photos of suspicious activity to campus security.
“I encourage all SSU students, faculty and staff to be more proactive about their safety and download the free Rave Guardian app,” said David Thoroughman, Director of SSU DPS. “It is like having an emergency blue light system and a trusted friend with you at all times.”
The Rave Guardian App can be downloaded in the Apple or Google Play stores by searching for “Rave Guardian.” The app is a product of Rave Mobile Safety, the most trusted safety software partner. They connect millions to those they trust to protect them by providing safety officials with innovative tools to prepare better, responder quicker and communicate more efficiently during emergencies. Rave has protected more than 1,200 colleges and universities across the U.S.
For more information, please visit www.raveguardian.com.