Mac launches new safety app

Photo by Kevin Patrick Robbins


McMaster Security Services has launched a new mobile app that provides both important safety alerts and access to campus safety resources.

Available for free on the Apple App Store and on Google Play, the McMaster SafetyApp features:

  • Safety alerts, including campus closures and emergency instructions
  • A list of contact information for emergency and non-emergency security concerns
  • Multiple ways to report a concern directly to the McMaster security department
  • A “Friend Walk” option that allows someone to watch your travel route home, which enhances the existing Student Walk Home Attendant Team
  • A map that shows where crimes have happened on and close to campus
  • Support resources and emergency plans

“The SafetyApp shares information with the community on critical resource, support and safety issues,” says Glenn DeCaire, McMaster’s director of Security and Parking Services. “This one-stop access point links our community to available resources, including a direct link to emergency services on and off campus.”

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