FSCJ’s New App Aims To Make Campus Safer

Aug 31, 2016

Florida State College at Jacksonville Downtown Campus
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Florida State College at Jacksonville announced the release of its smartphone app Monday called FSCJ Safe. The app is intended to keep students, faculty and staff informed of any security threats that may arise.

Students have long been able to push a button on campus blue lights to notify campus security of a problem. But Director of Public Safety and Security Gordon Bass said the FSCJ Safe app will be like having the emergency blue lights at your fingertip no matter where you are on campus. Upon using the mobile app, “It automatically dials the campus security office on the campus in which you are located and it opens up the phone lines so that we can have an open communication to hear your emergency,” he said.

Another feature of the app is the Friend Walk, which allows users to let a friend virtually follow them on their journey. Users will also be able to receive real-time security updates from the FSCJ twitter account while in the FSCJ Safe app.

FSCJ Safe is available for download on all Apple and Android devices. 

Kayla Davis can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org or on Twitter at @kayla_charisse