Norfolk State University launches LiveSafe to increase campus safety. According the NSU press, LiveSafe is the leading mobile technology solution being used by forward thinking schools in 18 states across the United States. Norfolk State is the first HBU in the country to partner with LiveSafe. They adopted the problem solver to allow students, faculty and staff to forwardly contact campus safety officials for a wide range of safety issues.
A launch event was held by the University for the new app earlier this month at the Norfolk State University Student Center lobby for students, faculty and staff.
NSU Press states that the LiveSafe campus safety app enables a two-way communication system between students and campus officials. Students can share information about anything from suspicious activity and mental health concerns to sexual assault and violence – through text, photo or video directly from their smart phones – and anonymously if they choose. Safety officials can respond to these actionable and monitor real-time information from a Command Dashboard to help ensure a safe environment for all members of the community. Additionally, app users can receive important broadcast notifications sent by Norfolk State University.
Acting Norfolk State University Police Chief Ted Price told NSU Press “LiveSafe is a powerful communication tool that will help us create a closer, more connected community. Students are deeply connected to their smartphones, so providing them with a modern solution to share safety information made sense for our campus.”
“LiveSafe is committed to making the world a safer place and we’re proud to partner with prestigious institutions like Norfolk State University,” said LiveSafe President & CEO, Jenny Abramson.
“Technology is breaking down barriers for students to take more control of their campuses, to more effectively look out for one another, and to create a safer environment that ensures students get most out of their college experience.”