New safety app is ‘a blue-light phone in your pocket’

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Most colleges have many blue-light emergency phones that stand sentinel outside dorms, classroom buildings and parking lots.

Courtesy of LiveSafe
Courtesy of LiveSafe

The newest safety tool on campus is a lot less noticeable but a lot more popular: It’s a mobile phone app.

Several North Carolina schools are using a new cell phone app called LiveSafe, which helps students connect to campus police via text and other mobile means. The app offers a one-button option to call 911, lets users send photos and video to police and offers a feature so students can walk each other across campus virtually.

Read more: Greensboro News & Record

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