With safety at top of mind, the University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College Campus Police Department has launched Rave Guardian, a free mobile app that turns your smartphone into a personal safety device.
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 an emergency blue light system and a trusted friend with you at all times.
Installing Rave Guardian:
Important: When installing Rave Guardian, SIGN UP using your UA - Pulaski Tech e-mail.
How does the Rave Guardian App work?
|Set a Safety Timer: Notify people you trust to check in on you if you are alone or in an unfamiliar place.|
|Manage & Message Your Guardians: Invite family, friends or others to be your Guardian, and communicate with them within the app as needed.|
|Easy Emergency Communication: Call safety officials directly for help if you are in trouble and send text tips – including photos – if you see something suspicious.|
Set a Safety Timer
With the Safety Timer, your status & location are available to those you trust. Set it up when you are heading somewhere unfamiliar, meeting with someone you don't know or any other time you would like someone to check in with you.
Your Guardians will be notified if your timer expires. Remember to deactivate it when you are safe.
Connect with your Guardians
Your Guardians look out for you – and you look out for them. Add and message Guardians just like you do with your Contacts. You can easily communicate directly or via group messaging with those you trust – including the ability to send photos.
If one of your Guardians' Safety Timer has run out, you will be notified by the app, and you will be able to easily check in with that person to see if they are okay. You will also be able to see the location of their phone on a map.
Emergency and Tip Communication:
Call Campus Police
If you are in trouble on campus, you can easily call your campus safety organization. You can also send a text tip – including photos – where available.
Make an emergency 9-1-1 call to your local Police department.
The Safety Strip
This tool ensures that the app's functions are always readily available. Just tap or pull up the Shield icon when you need it.
UA - Pulaski Technical College is encouraging all students, faculty and staff to download the free campus safety app.
To learn more about the Rave Guardian app, go to www.raveguardian.com.