"With safety and security more important than ever, we encourage students at all LiveSafe enabled schools to download the LiveSafe app when they return to campus," LiveSafe CEO Carolyn Parent said. "We also encourage parents to make sure their college-bound children are downloading LiveSafe."
The crowdsourced information gathered by LiveSafe allows security officials to quickly respond using valuable actionable intelligence. For Virginia Commonwealth University Chief of Police John Venuti, LiveSafe has become an important resource that has required no increase in workload and has opened up communication with students.
"LiveSafe is a great additional channel of communication and our students love it," Venuti said. "The system gives us an audible alert when a tip is received, and we often communicate back to the student for more information. Tips are also distributed to all of my supervisors via email simultaneously to being received in dispatch, meaning our people are often on scene even before it's dispatched."
LiveSafe, which provides both education and corporate safety solutions, allows users to send text, photos, videos and precise location information to report incidents ranging from routine maintenance needs to suspicious activity to safety threats.
For a list of colleges and universities currently using the LiveSafe platform, click here.
About LiveSafe, Inc.:
LiveSafe is the world's leading mobile safety communications platform delivering actionable crowdsourced safety and security intelligence, preventing incidents before they occur and connecting people to the help they need. LiveSafe is used by Hearst, Cox Communications, the San Francisco 49ers and many other companies. Follow LiveSafe on Twitter @LiveSafe, and learn more at LiveSafeMobile.com.
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SOURCE LiveSafe, Inc.