Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

UCF taps viaRadio for its ENVOY Emergency Solutions platform

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

With more than 53,000 students, the University of Central Florida has chosen to incorporate viaRadio’s ENVOY Emergency Solutions platform to cover its 1,415-acre Orlando campus.

The ENVOY system delivers unlimited, time-sensitive text messages to viaRadio’s HEARO Local Alert Receivers, which are strategically placed to alert listeners of looming weather conditions, NOAA weather warnings and other emergencies.


HEARO receivers acquire text messages in both English and Spanish through standard FM radio frequencies, thus allowing the system to function even when power, phone and Internet are out.

The campus radio station hosts the broadcast equipment used by the Orange County Office of Emergency Management, serving both the university and the surrounding community. [end] 

UMass Dartmouth is taking to the mobile app for its campus safety, with a roll out of the Rave Guardian campus safety app.

Designed to check on the status of a student if, for example, they are walking from the library to the dorm at night, Rave Guardian sends notifications to the proper authorities and individuals to verify that students arrive at their destinations safely.

read more »

A new student-led proposal at Columbia University is looking to place stickers on student ID cards that display contact information for sexual and mental health resources.

read more »