New app to improve student safety

Drake University’s campus security program is receiving a new update to help ensure student safety, The Times-Delphic reports.

The R.A.V.E. program, which currently runs Bulldog Alerts and the blue light emergency phones around campus, is being extended into a new mobile security app.

The free app, which can be found by searching R.A.V.E. Guardian in the app store, offers many features that will provide security right at students’ fingertips.

Using their Drake email account, students will be able to program “guardians” such as Drake Security and other trusted friends into the app.

When walking somewhere, students can set a timer of how long it should take them to get to their destination. If the user does not turn off the timer, their guardians will be alerted.

Assistant Director of Campus Security Tricia McKinney said the app would give a two-minute warning before sending out an alert.

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eCampus News Staff

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