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Campuses partner to create safety apps

By Laura Devaney
January 6th, 2016

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U.S. colleges and universities are teaming up with AppArmor to create custom safety solutions

campus-safetyIn an effort to increase campus safety, Red River College, UBC Okanagan, Georgian College, Centennial College, and the University of Florida in collaboration with AppArmor have released new custom mobile safety apps.

AppArmor custom safety apps provide all users with powerful safety features and resources for each individual institution. The safety app gives smartphone users instant access to their campus’ safety resources in order to help raise awareness of those services and improve emergency responses in a crisis.

“We’re very excited to see that institutions in Canada and the US are choosing our platform,” said David Sinkinson, Co-Founder of AppArmor. “We look forward to seeing these apps downloaded and used by students, faculty, and staff and playing a role in improving campus safety.”

The latest apps are listed below:

  • Red River College – RRC Mobile Safety
  • The University of British Columbia, Okanagan – UBC SAFE
  • Georgian College – SAFE@Georgian
  • Centennial College – Campus Safety Watch
  • The University of Florida – GATOR SAFE

“I am very pleased to recommend AppArmor’s Mobile Safety Platform,” said David Clarke, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for Red River College. “Their staff worked with us every step of the way to design exactly what we were looking for. Their professionalism and ongoing support have been second to none.”

AppArmor safety apps are customized to provide users with immediate access to many features including:

  • Campus Police resources
  • Unlimited mass notifications
  • Real-Time Chat with dispatch
  • Geolocation tracking features
  • Interactive crime mapping
  • Offline ready emergency plans
  • Student support resources

Each institution’s safety app can be downloaded for free in the App Store, Google Play and Blackberry AppWorld (where applicable).

Any institutions interested in having a mobile safety app for their campus or organization are encouraged to contact AppArmor for a free, no obligation custom mobile safety app prototype.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Ascione Devaney is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura


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