New mobile app turns your phone into a safety device

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On August 25, 2016

With the protection and safety of our campus community a top priority, Missouri S&T is launching Rave Guardian, a free mobile app that turns your smartphone into a personal safety device, tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 26).

By downloading Rave Guardian on your mobile device, you can invite friends and family to join your network as your “Guardians.” Once you have established who you want to be your Guardians, you can request one or more of them to virtually walk with you on or off campus. It’s like having a trusted friend with you at all times.

The campus community will receive more information about the device via email tomorrow. Interested participants can learn more from University Police at MinerRama from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 26).

How does the Guardian app work?

First, download and set up an account. To download the free app, simply search “Rave Guardian” in the app store on your mobile device. You can also visit alert.mst.edu/rave-guardian.

Users can add their name, campus address, medical notes and other pertinent information for campus safety in case of emergency.

Second, begin adding contacts to join your “Guardian network.” Invite family, friends or others to be your Guardian, and communicate with them within the app as needed.

The app also has a safety feature that directly connects you to the police in an emergency, as well as gives you the ability to text the University Police a tip regarding any concerns or suspicious situations.

If possible, you should always dial 911 in the event of an emergency. The app emergency icon should only be used if you are unable to dial 911.

Missouri S&T is encouraging all students, faculty and staff to download the free campus safety app. To learn more about the Rave Guardian app, go to raveguardian.com.

If you have questions or encounter issues with the Rave Guardian app, contact the IT Help Desk at 341-HELP (4357) or stop by the Help Desk on the first floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library.

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