The LiveSafe app is now available for Johns Hopkins employees on the East Baltimore campus. Downloading the free app, available through the App Store or Google Play, gives users quick access to campus security communications officers and allows them to report suspicious activity or use the virtual buddy system.
George Economas, Johns Hopkins Medicine's interim vice president for corporate security, announced the release of the app as follows:
At Johns Hopkins, the safety of our staff members, students, and faculty members will always be a top priority. As we continually look for ways to enhance security for our employees and visitors, I am excited to announce that we are offering a free mobile app, powered by LiveSafe, which can provide real-time, two-way communication 24/7 between our Department of Corporate Security and members of the Johns Hopkins community when they are on the East Baltimore campus.
To take advantage of the app, simply download LiveSafe from the App Store or Google Play. Register and fill out your profile. Select your organization as Johns Hopkins, then select your campus location and affiliation. With this app, you can:
- Connect with corporate security communications officers by phone call or text to report a safety concern or suspicious activity, or to request assistance. Our officers will monitor the calls and text messages, and can conduct a two-way chat. You will be able to upload an image, video, or audio file. (Please be aware that corporate security cannot determine an app user's location unless that person reaches out for help.)
- Access resources, such as a security walking escort, campus maps, and corporate security's emergency phone numbers and procedures.
- Use GPS in the virtual buddy system to help make sure you, your friends, and colleagues safely reach a destination.
We appreciate your partnership in keeping our campus safe. Please continue to be alert and aware of your surroundings. If something doesn't look or feel right, move to a safe location and seek the help of one of our highly trained officers, who are ready to assist. As always, if there is an emergency, you should immediately dial 911.
Please visit the Security, Parking, and Transportation website for more information on our security initiatives.