LiveSafe App Puts Students in Control of their Safety

By Beth Ward Kennesaw State University unveiled its new app Monday, Oct. 12, LiveSafe, available…

Georgia (Oct 14, 2015)By Beth Ward


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Kennesaw State University unveiled its new app Monday, Oct. 12, LiveSafe, available free for download on all

iPhone and Android devices for students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.

The user-friendly app, developed by a survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting tragedy and purchased by KSU, puts
safety at students’ fingertips, making it easy for users to communicate directly – and anonymously, if they choose – with KSU police dispatch via text, picture, phone call, audio or video recording. 

LiveSafe’s easy-to-navigate interface allows users to quickly and discreetly issue reports or tips on a variety of concerns, including car accidents, noise disturbances, suspicious activity, theft, sexual assault and violence, all with just a few taps on their smartphones. The alerts are immediately sent to the Department of Public Safety’s Communication Center, where users can communicate in real time with campus officers and dispatchers.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit