Mobile app boosts student safety, cuts emergency response time
Ohio’s Notre Dame College has implemented a new mobile safety app from software provider 911Cellular, LLC. The company’s 911Shield app is designed to boost the safety for its students, faculty and staff with its Indoor Positioning System (IPS).
The company estimates that its Indoor Positioning System can cut emergency response times by up to 70% by using Notre Dame College’s WiFi to automatically identifying the precise building, floor and room number of a distressed individual. IPS is designed for large buildings like residence halls and stadiums and eases the burden of accurate location tracking on law enforcement officers.
The 911Shield app primarily serves as an emergency communication tool between the campus community and campus police, and in addition to offering both Safety Escort and Emergency Procedures, offers:
- Emergency calling. Enables users to access emergency services at the push of a button. Members of the Notre Dame College community can signal for emergency assistance 24/7, from anywhere on or off campus with a push of a button on their cell phone.
- iReports. With the ability to be used discretely and anonymously, iReports enables users to send text messages along with a photo or video directly to campus safety to alert officials of any suspicious activity on campus.
- Friend Watch. A peer-to-peer safety service which allows app users to alert friends or family when they are in need of extra safety, like when jogging alone or walking to and from class at night.
911Cellular, LLC is a mobile safety technology provider and has seen its suite of safety products used by educational institutions, businesses and public safety offices across the United States.