The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has implemented a personal mobile alarm system from Rave Wireless to offer all students, faculty, and staff a direct connection with campus police, whenever and wherever they need it, reports Rave Guardian (a phone-accessed application) can be armed, and when triggered, automatically sends the user’s picture, mobile number, and personal information to campus police. Rave Guardian works on any cell phone from any provider in the U.S., can be used with any emergency notification system, and–in many cases–can even display the user’s GPS location on a map for campus police to provide assistance more quickly. "We recognize campus safety as a top priority. The Information Technology Services division is pleased to be partnering with Student Affairs to offer the enhanced safety features of Rave Guardian to our campus community," said Larry Conrad, vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer at UNC Chapel Hill. "This new service complements nicely our existing program to register student cell-phone numbers in our emergency management notification system." Other institutions that have recently signed on to use Rave Guardian include Colorado State University and SUNY-Oswego. Rave Guardian is a fully hosted system that is easy for colleges and universities to deploy. There is no hardware or software to install on any computers or cell phones, and the system can be easily integrated with any emergency notification system being used on campus, the company says…

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