App Turns Phones into a Personal Security Device
Beloit and Hays, KS, January 9, 2017. As part of its ongoing commitment to campus safety, NCK Tech announces its launch of Rave Guardian, a free mobile app that turns any smartphone into a personal safety device. By downloading this free app, students and faculty can enhance their personal safety both on and off campus.
With Rave Guardian, users can create a profile of information about themselves, and invite family and friends to be part of their personal safety network. When needed, the user can request one or more of their “guardians” to virtually walk with them on or off campus. It’s like having an emergency blue light system and a trusted friend with you at all times.
How does the Rave Guardian App work?
- Register and set up an account: Users can add their name, address, medical notes and other pertinent information for campus safety in case of emergency.
- Easy Emergency Communication: In an emergency, a one button call to college officials will display the users Guardian profile and current location.
- 24-hour Support: Users can report an emergency or a suspicious activity 24 hours a day.
- Add & Message Guardians: By adding roommates, friends, and family to their network, users can feel safer when walking alone, on or off campus. Guardians can also be messaged directly through the app.
- Set a Safety Timer: In the event a student or employee feels unsafe, they can set a timer with their current location, indicating where they are going and when they should arrive. In the event they do not make it there and deactivate the timer, Guardians or college officials will be immediately alerted.
- Send Anonymous Tips: See something, say something. The app allows users to anonymously text suspicious activity to college officials, including photos.
“Keeping our campuses safe is our top priority,” said President, Eric Burks. “Rave Guardian will allow all members of the NCK Tech community to be more proactive about their personal safety and the safety of others. We encourage all of our students and staff to download and register with the Rave Guardian app.”