SafeZone is a free app for staff and students that connects you to the University security team if you ever need urgent help, first aid or if you have an emergency while on campus.
The system allows you to call for help by activating the app on your smartphone to alert security team members to your situation and location, so they can respond quickly.
It also allows the University to send important information on campus closures directly to users’ smartphones, helping avoid unnecessary journeys in the event of a building or full campus closure.*
SafEzone is privacy protected, so will never share your location unless you summon assistance or if you use the check-in function designed for those who work alone or out-of-hours.
Staff who are interested in signing up for the service can download the SafeZone app from their app store and register using their staff email address.
Stan Jack, Head of Security at the University of Aberdeen, said: “SafeZone is free, easily accessible, and privacy protected, and offers staff the ability to call for help via their smartphone while on campus at any time of the day or night, seven days a week.
"Shift and lone workers in particular stand to benefit from the service, as SafeZone will allow them to notify security of their presence on campus, providing them with an additional level of reassurance.
“It also provides an additional method of contacting staff to inform them of any major campus closures, which may help users avoid unnecessary journeys to the University.
"SafeZone is already in use at a number of other UK universities and institutions worldwide, and I would urge anyone who is interested to sign up for the service by downloading the app from their app store and register using their staff email address today.”
Any staff interested in finding out more about SafeZone’s features should visit http://www.safezoneapp.com/
For technical support please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Notifications do not include details of individual class cancellations.
SafeZone will cover all University of Aberdeen campuses as well as Hillhead Student Village and other sites.