What is LiveSafe?
LiveSafe is a personal safety mobile app that Austin Peay State is providing to all students, faculty, and staff to download for free. The app provides a quick, convenient, and discreet way to communicate directly with Austin Peay State safety officials, enhancing your overall safety and allowing Austin Peay State Police to better protect you.
LiveSafe Goals: A Mobile Solution to Increase Overall Safety
» Communication: To increase communication between the Austin Peay State community and safety officials in order to increase safety and awareness.
» Prevention: To be a preventative measure in stopping crimes and incidents before they occur.
» Collaboration: To leverage the community’s eyes and ears in helping keep campus safe.
Explaining the Main Features of the LiveSafe App:
» Report Tips: The “Report Tips” feature allows you to send text, picture, video, and audio directly to Austin Peay State Police in real-time, and anonymously if you prefer. You can share information about any safety incidents or concerns, such as suspicious activity, theft, harassment, and more. You can also engage in a live chat with a safety official.
» Emergency Options: By calling 911, calling Austin Peay State Police, or Messaging Austin Peay State Police from the “Emergency Options” screen, you will initiate location tracking, allowing safety officials to see where you are and respond to you more quickly in an emergency situation. You can easily stop location tracking at any time after the call is placed.
» SafeWalk: Get from place to place safely by using SafeWalk to invite your contacts to “virtually escort” you, allowing them to follow your location on a map as they chat with you. You can request to virtually escort others as well.
» Security Escort: Request for a Austin Peay State safety official to escort you in person to your destination.
» Receive Alerts: Stay up to date by receiving important safety notifications and emergency alerts from Austin Peay State Police.
» Resources: Access important safety information such as emergency procedures, health & wellness resources, sexual assault assistance resources, and more.
Best Practices to Download and Start Using the LiveSafe App
» Complete your profile: To gain the maximum benefit of the LiveSafe app, make sure to complete your user profile with your mobile phone number. This Austin Peay State better respond to reports you send in.
» Enable Push Notifications: Allow “Push Notifications” to be enabled in your Settings. Austin Peay State Public Safety will send important alerts through SMS, email, and push notifications. You will not be spammed.
» Enable Location Services: Be sure to enable location services. Safety officials rely on GPS data to better serve and protect you. When you report an incident or make an emergency call through the app, Austin Peay State will see your location so they can respond quickly. Don’t worry! You are not being actively tracked, and can stop location tracking (when used during emergencies) any time you want.
Steps to Download LiveSafe
- Download “LiveSafe” from the App Store or Google Play (Enable location services and push notifications when prompted).
- Sign up using your mobile phone number.
- Create a password and fill in your name.
- Search for “Austin Peay State University” to connect with the organization.
- 5. Add your email to your profile (Left Menu > Settings > Profile).