The application of Digital Signage Systems are being integrated into more and more public spaces each year. School districts and higher education campuses want to provide their students with the highest form of safety possible in the event of an emergency. Emergency alerts in educational environments are a powerful and effective way to display current information, immediately. Not only can the alert display information on the emergency, but it can also display the recommended course of action.
Ill. College Adopts Mobile Safety App
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Southern Illinois University Edwardville is using the mobile app for its unique campus design.
Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), a software partner for campus and public safety, announced that Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) has deployed the Rave Guardian Campus Safety App to increase protection for its more than 16,500 students, faculty and staff.
Rave's Guardian App - which the university has labeled “SIUE-Safe”- is the first and most proven technology of its kind, protecting students at more than 1,200 higher education institutions across the United States.
The Rave Guardian Campus Safety App, a patented application which uses Rave's public safety-grade infrastructure and technology, transforms mobile phones into personal safety devices that engages an entire campus community in safety and policing efforts. It greatly improves communication and officials' ability to respond to incidents and protect students, faculty, and staff by delivering critical information in real-time, according to the company.
Rave Guardian lets users create a virtual safety network of friends, roommates, family and campus safety. Users can then set a “Safety Timer” session. Once activated, “personal guardians” in a virtual safety network can monitor a user's status updates and location, and be notified at assigned check-in times. If the timer expires, or the user initiates a panic call, Rave Guardian automatically notifies trusted safety resources on campus.
Additional features of Rave Guardian include anonymous tips or messaging, a fast connect button feature and opt-in safety profiles to improve emergency response.