As part of Barton Community College’s ongoing commitment to campus safety, the college’s Campus Safety Office has announced the launch of Rave Guardian, a free mobile app that turns any smartphone into a personal safety device. By downloading this free safety app, students and faculty can enhance their personal safety both on and off campus.
With Barton Guardian, users can create a profile of information about themselves and invite family and friends to their safety network. When needed, users can request one or more of their “guardians” to virtually walk with them on or off campus, which Rave compares to 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, campus 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 Campus Safety officials will display the users Guardian profile and current location.
• 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 de-active the timer, Guardians or Campus Safety (if selected by the user) will be immediately alerted.
• Send Anonymous Tips: See something, say something. The app allows users to anonymously text suspicious activity to Campus Safety, including photos.
The Rave Guardian App can be downloaded in the Apple or Google Play stores by searching for “Rave Guardian.”
More information is available at www.rave guardian.com or barton ccc.edu/campussafety/barton-guardian.