CLEVELAND, Tenn (WDEF) – Earlier this semester, Lee University Campus Security introduced the student body to the LiveSafe App.
The school says with safety alerts increasing during the past week, the university felt an additional safety system was needed.
“It’s an open campus, we know people come on and off. Sometimes those people are not so Lee oriented. We have a certain standard that we like to do things here and we want to keep people safe. We want people to feel safe. We still Utilize the campus alert system. This just adds another layer to make sure everyone gets that information,” says Tyler Allen, Campus Security.
On the app, students have a wide variety of safety options to choose from. Students can report suspicious activity, access emergency options, access counseling resources, use Campus Ride or Campus Maps and use the SafeWalk feature.
“You can click on the walk safe icon inside the app. You can ask a friend from your contacts to join you on that walk. It knows about how long it should take a person to walk certain places. So if you don’t make it within that time limit it alerts that person and then they can share that information with us or the local police department. It can also flash up on our screen as well,” says Allen.
Campus security says The selection of the LiveSafe app has been in the works for a while. Though Many universities have chosen to install emergency call boxes as a safety measure, the school discovered most preceded apps as the main form of safety.