Dublin City University is providing emergency support to staff and students anywhere in the world through a free mobile safety application called SafeZone which links users with University Security.
SafeZone is available to our student and staff population of almost 20,000 across the Glasnevin, St Patrick’s and All Hallows campuses.
The app is also of use to University staff and students who are working and studying overseas.
Users can alert the University Security team by activating the app on their smartphone and by pressing either one of three alert button options (Emergency, First Aid or Help).
The location of the user is then sent to security personnel who can coordinate to provide the necessary help, quickly and effectively.
As the system is privacy protected, a user's location will never be shared, unless they activate an alert for help, within designated zones.
The SafeZone app also enables people who are working alone or out of hours, for example in a research laboratory to check in with the campus response team by activating a “check-in” feature on the app which then sends their location and ID to campus security.
In addition, SafeZone can be used in emergency situations or critical incidents by Emergency Response teams to issue information and updates to users.
Furthermore, in the event of a critical incident overseas, the SafeZone app will allow the University campus emergency response team to check in with all registered users, account for their whereabouts and liaise with the relevant emergency services in the affected country.
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