Arizona State University and Livesafe Partner to Enhance Campus Safety

ASU launches mobile app to increase safety-related communication across its campuses.

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Arlington, VA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014

Arizona State University (ASU) joins schools in 16 other states to launch the LiveSafe mobile application.

First in the state of Arizona, ASU is the latest university to choose the system as its primary method to foster safety-related, two-way communication between students, faculty, and campus safety officials.

LiveSafe is built with the latest in smartphone technology, which allows community members to contact the ASU Police Department discreetly and risk-free. Through iPhone and Android devices, users can report GPS-tagged information with added pictures, video and audio clips.

The app’s SafeWalk feature allows people virtually walk a friend home while viewing their progress on a Web-based map. Campus authorities also can broadcast the latest safety updates through both campus-wide as well as targeted alerts.

This fall, ASU is rolling out the LiveSafe app to its more than 76,000 students, encouraging them to take an active role in keeping their community safe. As a demonstration of the university’s commitment to the safety and wellbeing of the entire community, the app also is free for faculty, staff and parents.

“ASU students come to campus with a smartphone in their hand. Increasingly, it’s the primary way they connect to the world around them,” said Rudy Bellavia, managing director of ASU Business and Finance. “For all of us focused on campus safety, we need to meet students where they are, and LiveSafe is a smart way to do just that.”

ASU Acting Police Chief Michael Thompson added, “Opening and promoting the lines of communication with everyone on campus is critical for us as a department. LiveSafe makes it easier for us to respond our community’s needs.”

“LiveSafe is committed to making the world a safer place, and we’re proud to partner with institutions like Arizona State University,” said LiveSafe President & CEO, Jenny Abramson. “Technology is breaking down barriers for students to take more ownership of their campuses, to actively look out for one another, and to create a safer environment to get the most out of the college experience.”

Individuals can download the free app from the iTunes or Google Play stores. Search for “LiveSafe” and download the app with the blue shield.

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About LiveSafe: LiveSafe provides a comprehensive safety solution that empowers individuals to make themselves and their communities safer. Through a personal safety smartphone app linked to a cloud-based command center, LiveSafe enables increased safety by creating a new two-way channel of communication between the community and safety officials whether in schools, military installations, shopping malls, or even sporting events. LiveSafe provides users a suite of emergency services for real-time location tracking in distress situations. With LiveSafe, safety officials are able to better identify and assess threats, prevent crimes and save lives, thus enhancing overall safety. Finally, LiveSafe enables enhanced peer-to-peer safety tools for when users prefer not to contact authorities. For more information, visit http://www.livesafemobile.com and follow LiveSafe on Twitter at @LiveSafeApp.


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