Callmy Alert is a free security alert app that is available to staff, students and visitors. It allows the University to communicate alerts, advice and updates directly to your phone to help you remain safe. It allows us to send critical information to you during an emergency, as well as keep you updated on local trends and provide crime prevention advice according to those trends. By using the app we take away the difficulty we had in the past of reaching our community securely and quickly due to relying on methods such as social media and email.
Callmy Alert is available on Android, Apple iOS and Windows. You find the App by visiting: http://q-r.to/balhTn, searching within your app store, or using the QR code displayed on this page. When you open the app for the first time it will ask you to verify using your phone number. One this is complete, click the red plus sign in the top right of the screen and add the ID: UBSafe (for staff and students). Please note that you will not receive messages from the University without following this ID.
For those of you who already have Callmy, in order to upgrade please migrate to the new version. To do this, remove the old version from your phone (Callmy) and download Callmy Alert. Then follow the instructions as above.
Why a new version?
- Improved messaging functionalities
- Ability to support a personal SOS/lone working function*
- Improved battery optimization for users sharing location
- Update of user location accuracy, giving precise location (when users enable their location services)
*- estimated delivered date of 2019
Calling all students! We are running a competition where 3 £100 Amazon vouchers are up for grabs. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is download the app, follow UBSafe and complete the Callmy Alert postcard with your details. First year students (in University accomodation) look out for the competition postcard in your room when you move in. All other students can collect a postcard from the Police and Partnership Hub in University Centre (R23, next to Spar).
Watch the video below to find out more on Callmy Alert. Please note the University is using Callmy Alert app, not Callmy app.