Guardly is introducing a way for students and faculty at 67 universities and colleges across Canada to signal for emergency when on campus. The service, which is free for anyone with a valid university or college email address, has been incorporated into the Guardly app for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Phone.
“It was a natural evolution of our technology, to enable a service like this for students,” says Guardly CEO, Josh Sookman. “Given the high prevalence of sexual assault against women and increases in violent acts on some campuses, we feel this innovation should be something provided to students for free.”
By using the GPS on your smartphone, Guardly coordinates your location and connects you to the appropriate security agent: if on campus, to the school security; if off-campus, it will automatically connect with up to 15 people in your pre-defined security group, or dial 9-1-1.
To download the free app, head to your local App Store, or to Guardly’s website.