Application is completing its second test of the year for notifications during urgent situations
Ryerson security will send out three electronic alerts on Thursday to test the university’s new mass communication tool, RyersonSafe.
RyersonSafe is an app available to download that will send out alerts about urgent situations on campus. An email sent to staff and students on Tuesday morning stated that the system will only be used for situations “that pose an immediate safety or security risk to the community.’’
The alert will be tested through six different channels, including the app, text message and email between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Jan. 16.
Community members can either download the RyersonSafe app on Android and IOS devices or register for text message alerts by sending “Ryerson” to 723-389. Email alerts will also be sent to all students, faculty and staff.
A prior test of the alert in November found that some email and text alerts did not send or were delayed.
“AppArmor conducted an analysis and implemented solutions to their system. The test taking place on Jan. 16 will be another opportunity to test the system in a live environment to ensure the issues have been resolved,” said Ryerson Security specialist, Lindsay Canning, in an email to the Ryersonian.
AppArmor is the third-party supplier of the RyersonSafe system.
Ryerson community members can also use the app to contact campus security and the Toronto Police Service, to report situations like thefts or vandalism.
The WalkSafe program is also available for Ryerson community members to access by email or phone through the app. The program covers Yonge to Jarvis street and Carlton to Dundas street. WalkSafe provides community members with a uniformed security member to escort them to locations on campus.