UNCG Campus Weekly

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New LiveSafe app at UNCG

Night photo of UNCG campus with smartphone LiveSafe appAn estimated 2,015 UNCG students, faculty and staff have downloaded and are now using the new UNCG LiveSafe personal security app according to the UNCG police department.

Students are using the app to report various kinds of information including a streetlight not working near Spartan Village, blue lights being out-of-order on emergency phones, and even to report suspected questionable activity on and around campus. The app allows students and member of the campus community to submit tips via text, audio and video attachments.

But by far the app is being used most for its interactive tool called Safewalk. With Safewalk, students, faculty and staff can enable friends or family to track them as they walk on or off campus, through GPS location monitoring.

For more information, visit the UNCG LiveSafe website at livesafe.uncg.edu/FAQ/. It only takes a minute to download the free LiveSafe app from the Apple App Store and from Google Play.

By Joe Gallehugh