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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill launched its newest safety resource, the LiveSafe app, which turns smart phones into safety devices and provides discreet two-way communications with UNC public safety officials. LiveSafe is available to those who live and work on or near Carolina’s campus, as well as their families and friends.

The app allows users to call or message 911 quickly; report suspicious activity anonymously, through audio, photo or video messaging; and have a family member or friend virtually watch the user walk via the GPS-based SafeWalk feature. Information and location of safety resources on and around campus are available on the app. The University is also working to link the app to its Alert Carolina emergency notification system. Once complete, this will allow users to receive all Alert Carolina messages, helping further amplify these messages beyond the campus community.

LiveSafe is available on both iPhone and Android devices. After downloading the app, users should select the UNC-Chapel Hill affiliation and fill in the user profile. For more information about LiveSafe and other safety resources at UNC-Chapel Hill go to CarolinaSafe.

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