the author of this app says:
Guardian is an easy-to-use smart phone application that is used in tandem with your current campus security offering – Emergency Phones, Campus Police, etc. – to provide real-time GPS tracking of individuals who feel they are in dangerous or potentially dangerous situations. MacroSolve works with your institution to develop a custom Guardian app that you, in turn, offer to students. Once your college’s Guardian app is downloaded to students’ mobile smart phones, they have an extra layer of safety in at their fingertips – literally.
Guardian provides peace of mind for college students and their parents by providing three levels of protection: Check In, Follow Me and Danger
Guardian Security Level 1 – Check In
Guardian’s Check In mode allows student/faculty to identify an on-campus destination along with the estimated time of their arrival at that location. If the smart phone being used does not arrive at the specified time, Guardian can initiate a non-emergency call from the smart phone to a friend or to campus police.
Guardian Security Level 2 – Follow Me
When using Follow Me, students have the option of using their Guardian app to notify campus police when they are uncomfortable with their environment but are not in any immediate danger. Campus security can “follow” the person via GPS from their headquarters and/or send an officer to the student’s location to escort or provide assistance.
Guardian Security Level 3 – Danger
Students who find themselves in a threatening or dangerous situation on campus simply have to press a button on their smart phone screen and their Guardian app will call the police, send a GPS code and provide current location information to campus security headquarters. Guardian will continue to track the phone until the alert is deactivated and a security code is confirmed by the user.
Note: Guardian can only be utilized in conjunction with a participating university. User accounts must first be registered with the university’s security office. Participating universities may not all have the same functionality. Please contact your university’s Student Affairs or other appropriate office to determine their participation.