York U unveils new safety app

February 6, 2013

York University has developed a safety application for smartphone users. Available for iPhone and Android devices, the Safer Together app allows users to make direct calls to York U's Security Services and/or 911 emergency services. It includes a photo feature and a flashlight so users can take a photograph of a safety concern and send it to Security Services. The app also includes links to campus maps, goSAFE and Village Shuttle information, and information about the Centre for Human Rights and the Sexual Assault Survivors Support Line & Leadership. The app also comes with a loud alarm that gives users who are concerned about their safety a way to draw attention to themselves. Y-File