‘Rave Guardian’ introduced to improve campus safetyNews

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By Laura Bustos Martinez

The MVC Department of Public Safety is introducing Rave Guardian to the Missouri Valley Community. Rave Guardian is a free mobile app that turns your smartphone into a personal safety device.

According to Rave Guardian website, “now your phone can keep you safe and help protect your friends.”

Users of the app can set a safety timer to notify and share the location with trusted people. The app also connects with user’s guardians, inviting family, friends or others the user trust to be the “Guardian” and communicate with them within the app as needed.

According to Public Safety, “It’s like having an emergency blue light system and a trusted friend with you at all times”.

Moreover, Rave Guardian has an easy emergency communication with which users can call Public Safety (or 9-1-1 if off-campus) directly for help in case of trouble and send text tips (including photos) if case of seeing something suspicious.

Heath Morgan, Vice President for Student Affairs, on behalf of the Missouri Valley College Department of Public Safety, “encourage all students, faculty and staff to enhance their personal safety and the safety of their friends by download the free app.”

Rave Guardian is available to download for free on App Store and Google Play on mobile devices, using the moval.edu email address in the registration step. Unfortunately for international students, the app is only available for USA App Store.

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