January 18, 2017
Students, faculty and staff across the country are back on campus after the holidays, and for more than 100 colleges and universities across the country, they have the security of knowing LiveSafe is at their fingertips.
Recently named as one of “10 apps every college student should download today” by The Huffington Post, LiveSafe deputizes students, faculty and staff to contribute to campus safety by enabling quick, easy and discreet two-way communication with campus security officials, is used by colleges and universities like Arizona State, Duke, USC, Virginia Tech and many others.
“With safety and security more important than ever, we encourage students at all LiveSafe enabled schools to download the LiveSafe app when they return to campus,” LiveSafe CEO Carolyn Parent said. “We also encourage parents to make sure their college-bound children are downloading LiveSafe.”
The crowdsourced information gathered by LiveSafe allows security officials to quickly respond using valuable actionable intelligence. For Virginia Commonwealth University Chief of Police John Venuti, LiveSafe has become an important resource that has required no increase in workload and has opened up communication with students.
“LiveSafe is a great additional channel of communication and our students love it,” Venuti said. “The system gives us an audible alert when a tip is received, and we often communicate back to the student for more information. Tips are also distributed to all of my supervisors via email simultaneously to being received in dispatch, meaning our people are often on scene even before it’s dispatched.”
LiveSafe, which provides both education and corporate safety solutions, allows users to send text, photos, videos and precise location information to report incidents ranging from routine maintenance needs to suspicious activity to safety threats.