Lock Screen Accessibility

Access help without even unlocking your phone

Location Beacon

Broadcast your location for rapid assistance

Social Sense

Connect yourself or a friend to a social worker

SOS Mode

Alert authorities and distract attacker

Real World Statistics


AMONG UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS,
0%
OF FEMALES AND 5.4% OF MALES EXPERIENCE RAPE OR SEXUAL ASSAULT THROUGH PHYSICAL FORCE, VIOLENCE, OR INCAPACITATION.

SOURCE: David Cantor, Bonnie Fisher, Susan Chibnall, Reanna Townsend, et. al. Association of American Universities (AAU), Report on the AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct (September 21, 2015).

IN 2013, THERE WERE
0
CRIMINAL INCIDENTS AGAINST PERSONS AND PROPERTY ON CAMPUS AT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE 2-YEAR AND 4-YEAR POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTIONS THAT WERE REPORTED TO POLICE AND SECURITY AGENCIES

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, Campus Safety and Security Reporting System, 2001 through 2014; and National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2002 through Spring 2015, Fall Enrollment component.

ONE IN EVERY
0
U.S. COLLEGE STUDENTS MAKES A SUICIDE PLAN

SOURCE: National Data on Campus Suicide and Depression. http://college.usatoday.com/2016/01/30/mental-health-by-the-numbers/

About

Student and Faculty safety on and around campuses everywhere is one of the most heavily discussed topics every year. college campuses all over the world are plagued with unfortunate events including burglary, rape, assaults, suicides and more. Safety Shield is designed to bring students, faculty and the campus a more effective means to communicate with each other to help alleviate these tragic events.

Safety Shield is a tool providing the most state of the art interface necessary to reduce campus crime and connect students to public services, campus security or campus social workers depending on each situation.

With this simple and effective tool users can report suspicious activities and alert authorities, the campus or other users nearby if they are in distress. Safety Shield streamlines the process of notifying the people who can help with precise details and location to also reduce the time between a call for help and help actually arriving on scene.

Unfortunately, with school shootings and terrorism becoming more frequent in today’s world, a means of alerting potential victims in the ‘danger zone’ without informing a suspect is absolutely essential to saving lives and providing a sense of security. Safety Shield has meticulously thought through these high stress situations and is being developed to assist in these situations to the best of the ability of the technology included in every phone that just about every student and faculty member have on their person more often than any other device or object.

Safety Shield is a social enterprise (L3C) committed to low profits. We are a company founded on the principles that we stand to put purpose over profit.

Safety Shield App In-App Screens

 

Splash Screen Login Screen Campus News Feed News Story Example
(After selecting one from the feed)
Campus Map Home Screen Side Menu Set an alarm for the recipient. Message sends immediately but here you can set the alarm to make sure recipient reads this message before or at the time of the alarm. Recipient has to acknowledge the alarm and dismiss it. Secure in-app Messaging Secure Messaging User List

Select who you want to send the message to. Also set if each user will get an alarm or not. We all have that one friend that hardly checks their phone and needs the alarm set for them!
Campus Assistance

All requests are sent through the campus admin and then routed to the appropriate responder.
Social Sense

This is for the user or user's peers to connect with a professional who can help when things are looking grim.
Severe Weather Alert

Campus location based weather alerts to let students know when severe weather is right around the corner.
Lock Screen

Access to emergency services right from the lock screen of your phone.

(Next slide shows options after pressing and holding 'emergency' for 5 seconds)
Lock Screen Emergency Options

Depending on the situation, you have a simple list of choices.

Held the Emergency button for 5 seconds on accident? You have 10 seconds to enter your personalized PIN to cancel. If PIN is not entered, emergency services will be contacted!
Active Threat Warning

In this particular warning, phones receiving this message will alert the users silently and with vibration. The last thing you want to do in an active shooter situation is cause panic or alert the suspect that people are being notified of his presence.
Panic Mode
(Recipients' screens)

In the event of someone getting attacked. The victim activates Panic Mode which sends pictures from the camera, audio clips and GPS location every 10 seconds to everyone with the app within an appropriate radius of the victim's location.
My Links

Keep your friends, family, classmates and other peer groups grouped for easily sending messages or reminders of upcoming meet-ups. Imagine a professor being able to cancel class and notifying students with a few simple taps within the app!
My Links Quick Messaging

When messaging a group within 'My Links', choose a predefined message to quickly send out or write your own message.