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Students and employees should get the LiveSafe app (our new mobile safety communications platform)

By Academic Affairs
Posted on 30 July 2019 | 5:07 pm — 

What is LiveSafe?

LiveSafe is a nationally-recognized mobile app used at universities nationwide, designed to offer direct connectivity with emergency dispatchers from users’ cell phones. Just download “LiveSafe” for free to your iPhone or Android, sign up with your school email address, and connect the app with “College of Charleston.”

The app acts as a “mobile blue light,” integrating GPS location information when users contact the emergency dispatch center through the app. CougarAlert messages will be delivered in the LiveSafe app and through the existing CougarAlert text/call/email system. The app also features a function called “SafeWalk” that permits users to virtually share their location with friends as they walk to a destination. App users may also send tips regarding crimes in progress or potentially unsafe situations through the app, and can attach photo and video to provide emergency personnel with further information. Read more at

How Do I Download LiveSafe?

  1. Download
    Search for and download “LiveSafe” from Apple or Google Play app stores.  Open LiveSafe on your device.
  2. Sign Up and Verify Your Account
    Register using your mobile phone number or tap “use email” to sign up with your email instead.  Follow the verification instructions (either via SMS text if registering with your phone number or via email if using your email account).  Once verified, fill out your profile and create a password.  Tap “next.”
  3. Select Your Organization
    Your organization should appear at the top of the list if it is nearby.  Otherwise, search for and select it.  You’ll know you are in the right place when you see your organization’s logo at the top.  When prompted, enable push notifications and location services to receive full benefits of the LiveSafe app.  You’re set!

Live Safe mobile app screen captures of steps 1 through 3 listed above



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